In the presence of the Barack Obama federal government decided to divide expense on the restoration of the tunnels between the states New York and New Jersey.
The administration of the Trump decided to refuse from the current progress of the situation, putting at risk a future project. It is expected that the construction of a new tunnel and reconstruction of existing will be at $12.9 billion.
Because these tunnels are one of the most important transit ways, condition of which is directly affecting both New York and New Jersey, in case of failure, will damage the economy of the whole of the North-West.
This is the main argument of Governor Andrew Cuomo in the discussion on the repair of the tunnels, which he is going to discuss with President Donald Trump this week. Cuomo said that he, Trump and Transport Minister Ellen Chao are planning to meet on Wednesday in Washington. The governor wants a decision from the president who can influence the development of this multi-billion dollar project.
Last month, Cuomo sent a video to the White House about the condition of the 100-year-old tunnels. According to him, the video was simple, but it has an impressive effect on the president.