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News12: $1.3B in federal funding secured to fix East River Tunnel's Sandy damages

Nov 05, 2023, 6:14pmUpdated 21h ago
By: News 12 Staff

A total of $1.3 billion in federal funding was secured to repair the East River Tunnel which corroded during Superstorm Sandy.

It connects the Long Island Rail Road, Amtrak and New Jersey Transit to Penn Station.

According to Sen. Charles Schumer, had the money not been secured, Amtrak was going to have to close each track for two years to fully fix them.

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