Federal Funds to Preserve Space for NY-NJ Train Tunnels

NEW YORK (AP) -

An accessway that would be necessary for any project to build new train tunnels connecting New Jersey with New York City’s Penn Station will be preserved for the future thanks to $185 million in federal funding, officials announced Thursday.

The money, from the Transportation Department’s allotment of Superstorm Sandy relief funding, will go toward a concrete casement that preserves access into Penn Station.

If the Hudson Yards project continued without the casement, officials said, it would block access for any new tunnel project.