As reported in a two-part series by Tricia Tirella in our newspapers last month, a tunnel will soon be created for a new rail line under North Bergen, Union City, and Hoboken, under the river, and on to New York City.
A ceremonial groundbreaking is being held today in North Bergen, as a matter of fact. The New York Times is reporting on it:
"New Jersey officials have been planning the next train tunnel under the Hudson River for so long that it is already on its third name. This month, work is scheduled to begin on the Mass Transit Tunnel — formerly known as the Trans-Hudson Express and, before that, Access to the Region’s Core — more than 15 years after it was conceived.
"A ceremonial groundbreaking was set for Monday alongside a highway in North Bergen, N.J., the site of the first small piece of what could be the biggest transit project in the country. The tunnel, which is expected to take eight years to complete, bears a current price tag of $8.7 billion."