With New Jersey's rail-tunnel plans in the waste bin, Amtrak sees an opportunity to recycle. The nation's passenger railroad wants to use New Jersey's plans and engineering for the tunnel as it maps out the first phase of a high-speed rail network in the Northeast. "A partnership [with NJ Transit] would be the immediate strategy to get two tracks as soon as possible," said Al Engel, vice president of Amtrak's bullet-train program.

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