Trump transportation chief calls Gateway tunnel ‘absolute priority’

May 18, 2017

By Jonathan D. Salant,, May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao called the Gateway Tunnel project under the Hudson River “an absolute priority” even though President Donald Trump‘s proposed budget cuts off an important source of federal funding for it.

“We have kept a very close eye on this,” Chao told the Senate Environment and Pubilc Works Committee Wednesday. “Gateway is an absolute priority in terms of our focus. We understand what is happening there.”

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