'Summer of Hell'-like Work Slated for Hoboken...
Richard Drew / Associated Press
Hoboken's more than 100-year-old rail terminal will be the site for track repairs similar to those performed last summer at New York's Penn Station that forced service cutbacks around the region.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday approved about $30 million for the work in an area where two tunnels feed into three station tracks.
Service isn't expected to be significantly disrupted by the work.
Work in Hoboken is expected to begin in 2019. The terminal handles about 30,000 people per day on trains operated by the Port Authority.
Fears of a transportation nightmare never fully materialized at Penn Station. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo termed it a potential "summer of hell" for commuters but later said he was pleased with how the project proceeded.