Lautenberg Launches Investigation Into ARC Tunnel Cancellation

Sen. Frank Lautenberg

NEWARK – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced yesterday that he has launched an investigation into the cancellation of the nation’s largest infrastructure project.  The investigation seeks to determine the circumstances, actions and motivations that led to the largest loss of federal transportation resources in New Jersey history.

Following a preliminary report that will be released before the end of this year, a final report will be delivered to the public within six months that will catalog all details and include recommendations to prevent such a loss of federal revenue in the future.


“The cancellation of the ARC tunnel project will have repercussions for our state for decades and could harm the ability of New Jersey to secure transportation resources in the future,” said Lautenberg.

“It is critical that the public know what happened and how we can prevent this from happening in the future.  While I’m working in Congress to secure the federal funding our state needs to create jobs and improve the quality of life for New Jersey families, there has to be some assurance that large-scale projects are being handled properly at home.  This investigation will root out the falsehoods and potential conflicts of interest surrounding the ARC Tunnel and identify the motivations and factors that led to the project’s demise.”

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