Today’s Headlines

  • FRA Chief Steps Down, Joins Chicago Planning Agency (Chicago Trib)
  • DeFazio, Garamendi Jockey for Top Dem Spot on T&I Committee (Politico)
  • What Does GOP Control of Congress Mean for Rail? (Railway Age)
  • Gridlock on Transpo Bill Could Loosen, But the Window Is Short (JOC)
  • What’s Next for Austin After Rail Proposal Defeat? (TWC)
  • New Amtrak Tunnels to NYC Would Take $16B, Up to a Decade to Build (NJ.com)
  • In PA Governor’s Race, Corbett’s Hefty Transpo Funding Didn’t Seem to Factor (Roll Call)
  • Poll Finds Strong Support for Transit in Metro Atlanta (Atlanta Biz Journal)
  • Nashville Goes Urban (WSJ)
  • Bike Projects on Tap for Shreveport (Shreveport Times)
  • Bolwerk

    NJ.com reporting sucks. The tunnels do not cost $16B, and the entirety of the ARC project probably never realistically batted in at $14B. Either way, the tunnels are probably $3-5 billion and other expensive trappings make up the rest.