Hudson Tunnel Project

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Train In Tunnel
Photo courtesy of Amtrak


The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) jointly with NJ TRANSIT and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Final Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Hudson Tunnel Project; FRA and the Federal Transit Administration have also issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Project.

The Hudson Tunnel Project proposes to rehabilitate the existing tunnel under the Hudson River that carries Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT Northeast Corridor passenger trains between New Jersey and New York, and construct a new tunnel and associated railroad infrastructure to carry passenger rail trains while the existing tunnel is being rehabilitated.

The EIS was prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). NJ TRANSIT and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) are joint lead local agencies in the development of the EIS. FRA is coordinating compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106) with the NEPA process.

Current Project Contacts:

Mr. Chris Hansen
Environmental Protection Specialist
USDOT Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, D.C. 20590
Mr. Donald Burns, AICP
Director of Planning and Program Development, Region 2
Office of Environmental Programs, TRO2
USDOT Federal Transit Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
East Building, Room E43-302
Washington, D.C. 20590

Mr. Benjamin S. Engle
Senior Program Manager, Program Planning
Gateway Development Commission
120 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10271

2 Penn Plaza East
Newark, NJ 07107

Via the project website

Via email:


The Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision are available at the link below and at Repositories in the Study Area.

Preferred Alternative

Hudson Tunnel Project Area Map - Click to view in large, high-resolution PDF format.

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