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NY transportation agency tweaks capex to spark funding for bus terminal, rail tunnel

Published Sun, Apr 10, 2016 · 09:50 PM
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THE Port Authority of New York and New Jersey may free up US$7.5 billion by extending its capital spending plan by three years, a budget manoeuvre that could jump-start funding of a new bus terminal or rail tunnel under the Hudson River.

The transportation agency is preparing its 2017-2026 capital programme that will supplant the current plan, which ends in 2023 and provides little for the long-stalled projects. With Port Authority spending at the World Trade Center winding down, the agency will be able to spend about US$2.5 billion a year on capital projects, Moody's Investors Service analyst Earl Heffintrayer estimated.

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