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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.

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N.J. to pay feds $600M for ARC tunnel bill

Data tabulated by NJ Transit and released on Friday show that a net of $591.4 million was spent on the project from its formal inception in the summer of 2006 through August 31.

Calif.-based OCTA awarded $140M for projects

The projects awarded are part of the State Transportation Improvement Program and voter-approved Proposition 1B, a $20 billion bond program to fund transportation projects throughout the state.

FTA extends NJ Transit repayment deadline

Gov. Christie cancelled the ARC commuter tunnel after projections showed the project could go at least $1 billion over its $8.7 billion budget. The new deadline is Jan. 18, 2011.

What hath Christie wrought?

I know I’m not the only one upset about the news that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has killed the New Jersey-to-New York tunnel project — the ARC (Access to the Region’s Core) — as it is known. To me, this project represented a huge step forward in the rebuilding of America’s transportation infrastructure. The current tunnel beneath the Hudson was built 100 years ago; do we really need to wait any longer to build another?

NJ Transit receives $298.7M in ARRA funds

In addition to the Mass Transit Tunnel Project, money will also pay for bus, van and railcar purchases, as well as facility, track, and safety and bridge improvements throughout the system.