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Trump adviser denies he cheered end of tunnel funding deal
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NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent New York City developer who has advised the Trump administration on infrastructure is denying reports he cheered on the president's decision not to pay half of the $13 billion cost of a new commuter rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey. Vornado Realty Trust CEO Steven Roth says he believes the tunnel is a critical project that will involve substantial federal participation. The reports in Politco and Crain's were based on a Roth email to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao that led to speculation he could benefit from a project involving more private investment.