Hudson Rail Tunnels to be Closed within 20 Years

03 May 2014 

In an article by Steve Strunsky on, Amtrak Chief Executive Officer Joe Boardman is quoted as saying that the two existing rail tunnels that now carry 160,000 commuters a day under the Hudson River will have to be shut within 20 years, according to a published report released at a conference the previous week.

The executive director of the transportation think tank that hosted the conference, Tom Wright of the Regional Plan Association, described Boardman’s remarks as “a big shock,” the report said.

Tom Wright, was quoted as saying. “To actually have Joe put something concrete on the table, less than 20 years … Within my office, there was a level of, ‘Wow, this is really serious.’”  (link to article on site)