U.S. GAO - Commuter Rail: Potential Impacts and Cost Estimates for the Cancelled Hudson River Tunnel Project The project would have helped meet the projected increase in travel demand and improved mobility by doubling the number of daily peak period trains, and significantly increasing daily trips between New Jersey and Manhattanfrom about 174,000 without the project to 254,000 with the project by 2030while reducing transfers and station crowding and improving reliability of service. The project potentially would have generated economic activity in the region in the form of jobs and income, business activity, and increased home values, but many economic effects were hard to predict with certainty. For example, the extent to which the project would shift the location of economic activity, versus providing additional net economic activity, is uncertain. The project was estimated to have created limited but mostly positive environmental effectsin particular, improved air qualityand included measures to mitigate negative effects such as noise and storm water runoff. Mr. Christie also misstated New Jerseys share of the costs: he said the state would pay 70 percent of the project; the report found that New Jersey was paying 14.4 percent. Chris Christie Lied About Costs of Hudson River Tunnel Project He Cancelled | FDL News Desk I understand that Chrispie is twice the man I am, but lying and costing a state thousands of jobs and an economic future is a "no-no".