Amtrak EVP, Capital Delivery Laura Mason Statement on $6.88 Billion July 2023 Grant for Hudson Tunnel Project

“The Hudson Tunnel Project’s acceptance into the Engineering phase of the Capital Investment Grant program has been years in the making, and we are thrilled to be even closer to the start of major construction on this critical Gateway Program project,” said Amtrak Executive Vice President, Capital Delivery Laura Mason. “We appreciate the efforts of the Biden Administration, Senator Schumer and Congress for helping us reach this important milestone, applaud their commitment to improving America’s infrastructure and express our thanks for the efforts of our GDC, NY and NJ partners toward winning the largest grant ever awarded in this country’s history for a mass transit and intercity rail project.”

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