Star-Ledger columnist Paul Mulshine, an outspoken opponent of New Jersey Transit’s proposed deep-cavern terminal for the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) Project has pronounced the project dead, at least as NJT conceives it. In a column appearing in the edition for Sunday, October 3d, Mulshine said: “The ARC is dead. Long live the ARC.” He also said that Republicans were confident that Gov. Christie would kill it.
Mulshine quoted Sen. Michael Doherty (R-Warren) as saying, “I think New Jersey should sit down with Amtrak and come up with a long-range plan to build tunnels and co-operate.” Mulshine concluded, “That should solve a lot of problems and save a lot of money. And unless the proponents of ARC have a few billion dollars hidden up their sleeves, they’d better start addressing those problems.”
In a separate article, Mulshine reprinted the statement made by Philip G. Craig, representing the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers (NJ-ARP) at a hearing held by the Assembly Transportation Committee on September 20th. The articles and Craig’s statement were published on the paper”s web site, www.nj.com.