Sunday Video: Ready To Build


Over the past several months, there has been some serious apprehension by the Trump administration to fund America’s most important infrastructure project: the Hudson Tunnel gateway project. Delay to build a new tunnel could result in massive economic consequences to the New York City area. Luckily, Amtrak has secured a substantial amount of money in this year’s federal budget to get the project started.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.

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Howard Metzenberg

This is such welcome news! How can anyone imagine that imported steel is a threat to US economic growth, yet not understand that the real threat to our growth is the inability of urban areas (where economic growth is actually concentrated) to expand and accommodate more jobs and housing. In the case of the Amtrak New Jersey tunnels, we are facing a potential catastrophe if we don’t act and build the tunnels.