The United States has told New Jersey that it is on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars already spent on a tunnel project that Republican Gov. Chris Christie recently canceled.
The AP reports that Federal Transit Administration has told NJ Transit that it must pay the federal government just over $271 million by December 24 for its share of work done on a planned tunnel under the Hudson River, connecting New York City and New Jersey.
More than $600 million has already been spent on the $8.7 billion train tunnel, dubbed the "Access to the Region's Core" (ARC) project. Gov. Christie pulled out of the project on October 27, citing the possibility of cost overruns.