Christie Kills Hudson Train Tunnel - NYTimes.com: "The largest public transit project in the nation, a commuter train tunnel under the Hudson River to Manhattan, was halted on Thursday by Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey because, he said, the state could not afford its share of the project’s rising cost."
Christie is right. Ambitious rail projects should not be superimposed on the current unsustainable autosprawl system. We should use those $billions to make local urban public transit fare-free. Then when we have reaped the tremendous savings from ending the auto mess, we can implement rail projects.