New Jersey commuter-rail tunnel cost increases to $8.7B

The proposed cost for a new commuter-rail tunnel in New Jersey skyrocketed to $8.7 billion from a previous estimate of $7.6 billion. The tunnel will take eight years to build, and the cost increase is attributed to inflation during that period. The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority approved the revised estimate this week.

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