NY-NJ Grant Request Would Exhaust Capital Investment Fund, Feds Warn

Sen. Chuck Schumer waits to speak at a news conference at the Hudson Yards site, part of the larger 'Gateway' Amtrak tunnel project

The federal government alerted New York and New Jersey that their request for over $5.5 billion in Capital Investment Grants (CIG) for a major tunnel project could “exhaust the program entirely,” throwing water on the states’ hopes that their proposal could fit into the Trump administration’s upcoming infrastructure plan.

Schumer Continues to Block Pick to Lead Top Railroad Regulation Agency

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) ended the Senate’s legislative year blocking the Trump administration’s pick to head the Federal Railroad Administration due to his demand that the federal government provide billions of dollars in funding for a major tunnel project between New York and New Jersey.