NJ getting $1.2B transit repairs, projects

February 23, 2009 12:32:11 PM PST
New Jersey officials have big plans for spending $1.2 billion from the federal stimulus to fix the state's transportation system. State officials say there's plenty to do with the cash infusion. One priority will be bridges. More than one-third of the state's 6,400 bridges is damaged.

The state is also looking at highway, seaport and freight railroad projects.

In addition, the stimulus package also authorizes up to $1.5 billion to help build a second rail tunnel under the Hudson River, and provides $510 million for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, which runs through the Garden State.

President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion plan into law last week.

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