NJ TRANSIT acquired land from the family of Carmine Franco in early 2010 by condemnation for about $1.6 million, but the family went to court seeking higher compensation. In 2012, a jury said the family deserved $8 million, and the transit agency is appealing the award.
Hudson River rail tunnels have up to 20 years left, Amtrak says
A $12.4 billion project to replace the Hudson tunnels, which would have more than doubled the number of peak-time runs, to 48 trains per hour, was canceled by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in 2010.