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U.S. Wants Money Back From New Jersey For Tunnel Work

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.



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