New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine has unveiled a $3.2-billion transportation improvement plan that ranks as one of the largest plans in state history. The plan includes initial funding for a $5-billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River, as well as road-widenings, bridge repairs, intersection improvements, and pedestrian/bike paths.
Most of the money will come from federal sources, with the state contributing about $1.6 billion. Nearly half the total funds will be applied to train or bus projects. "Congestion relief is not just what we can do on our roadways. It’s what alternative modes of transportation we can provide our residents," New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Kris Kolluri told Gannett newspapers in April.