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Trump Supportive of Gateway Project in Meeting With State Officials

Trump Supportive of Gateway Project in Meeting With State Officials

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By    |   Friday, 08 September 2017 11:39 AM

President Donald Trump showed support for the Gateway tunnel project, state officials reported after a meeting was held on Thursday at the White House to discuss the multi-billion dollar plan.

The project to build a train tunnel under the Hudson River to link New York and New Jersey has become a priority to officials of both states. At a cost of nearly $30 billion, the project relies heavily on federal funding to move forward, and Thursday’s meeting left officials feeling optimistic, the New York Daily News reported.

"This was one of the best meetings I have ever had at the White House or in Washington for that matter," Rep. Pete King said, according to the Daily News.

He explained that, while nothing had officially been approved, every question posed to the President cultivated a positive answer.

"The impression I had was it was as close to being final as it could possibly be," King said, according to the Daily News.

The meeting saw various elected state officials present, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Chuck Schumer who indicated that the outcome of the meeting was positive.

"The president was receptive and wants to get back to us on Gateway," Schumer said, according to the Daily News.

Discussions centred on a 50-50 split of costs between the federal government and the states, The New York Times reported.

While other state officials left the meeting feeling positive, the governor was less enthusiastic.

"While the White House meeting was productive, it was inconclusive," he said, according to the Times.

Cuomo said the Gateway Tunnel Project was critical, vital and overdue.

"It’s been talked about for too long," he told the Times. "You should have had a shovel in the ground from the day you said go."

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