NJ.com reports that Amtrak President Joseph Boardman testified before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Surface Transportation Subcommittee about the importance of the new rail tunnels under the Hudson River. In his testimony, Boardman said the tunnels are Amtrak’s top priority. “This committee has heard testimony in the past from numerous officials…about the urgent need for capital investment in the infrastructure. Our top priority among a long list of major priorities is the Gateway Program,” Boardman said in his testimony before the subcommittee. “The first element of the Gateway Program is to build a new, two-track Hudson River rail tunnel that will allow Amtrak to rebuild the existing tunnel without disruption to the 450 daily NJ Transit and Amtrak trains that operate over these two tracks.” Click here to read the complete story from NJ.com. Click here to read Boardman’s full testimony before the Surface Transportation Subcommittee.