In the News: Subway Tunnel Closure Could Wreak Havoc in NJ, Christie Launches Prez Campaign

**Amtrak may be forced to close one of its Hudson River tunnels in order to repair damages the tunnel suffered from Hurricane Sandy. According to the NJ Transportation Commissioner, such a closure would create a “transportation nightmare” for all (not just Amtrak) commuters in NJ. —

**Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is joining fellow mayors from Hoboken, Paterson, and Newark to rally against NJ Transit’s proposed 9% fare increase and service cuts, scheduled to begin October 1. —

**A GoFundMe page has been started for Jermaine Woodward Jr., the 8 year-old child who was struck and killed by two cars Sunday night in Jersey City. The online fundraiser was created by School 15 secretary Caroline Paskas to help the boy’s family cover funeral costs. — via GoFundMe

**Governor Chris Christie has officially announced his plans to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. (Good luck with that!) —NYT