Latest Tunnel construction News

Tentative infrastructure plan gives hope to tunnel advocates

May. 3, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The combination of a friendly face on a key House committee and a tentative, large-scale infrastructure agreement between President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats has some advocates of a delayed, $13 billion rail tunnel project expressing cautious optimism that a funding logjam...

California governor makes big change to giant water project

May. 2, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom scrapped a $16 billion plan Thursday to build two giant water tunnels to reroute the state's water system and instead directed state agencies to restart planning for a single tunnel. The move came after $240 million has already been spent on the...

House chair vows to get New York rail tunnel built

May. 2, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of a House transportation committee said Thursday he'll get a new rail tunnel built between New Jersey and New York even if it takes legislative maneuvering. Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio spoke at New York's Penn Station as he and several members of the House Committee on...

The Latest: House chair vows to fund New York rail tunnel

May. 2, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's tour of the Hudson River tunnel and New York's Penn Station (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The chairman of a House transportation committee says he'll get a new rail tunnel built between New Jersey and New York...

The Latest: Cuba's May Day rally denounces new US sanctions

May. 1, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on May Day events and rallies around the world (all times local): 7 p.m. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans have taken part in the country's annual May Day march, filing past former President Raúl Castro and successor Miguel Díaz-Canel in an event dedicated to denouncing new...

Michigan AG: I'll move to shut oil pipeline if talks fail

Apr. 29, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general pledged Monday to move to shut down an oil pipeline in the Great Lakes if the governor doesn't find a "swift and straightforward" resolution to the contentious issue. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month halted state agencies' work to facilitate construction of...

The Latest: No verdict yet in trial over deadly tunnel dig

Apr. 23, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a wealthy stock trader charged with murder in the fire death of a man helping him build tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Jury deliberations will resume Wednesday in the murder trial of a wealthy stock...

Michigan governor open to allowing Great Lakes oil tunnel

Apr. 17, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she's open to allowing construction of an oil transport tunnel beneath the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, despite previously halting work on a tunnel plan developed by her predecessor. Whitmer told reporters she wanted...

Repairs to NYC rail tunnel considered amid funding doubts

Apr. 2, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With key federal funding nowhere in sight for a new $13 billion rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, project organizers said Tuesday they are taking a hard look at whether to shift focus to performing major electrical repairs to the 108-year-old tube. It's an approach similar to the...

The Latest: Enbridge criticizes Michigan pipeline opinion

Mar. 28, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan officials halting work toward a Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Canadian pipeline company Enbridge says it's "surprised and disappointed" by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's finding that a law authorizing construction of...