Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a radio interview today said he has a “tentative” meeting with President Donald Trump and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Wednesday in Washington to discuss funding for the Gateway Tunnel project.

“This is a federally owned tunnel,” Cuomo said in an interview with WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show. “It’s the entire northeast rail corridor. This is a critical northeast need.”

Cuomo has implored Trump in recent months to provide funding for the project, which connects New York and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River, a decision that had reversed an Obama administration-era plan.

“He could restore the agreement with the Obama administration,” Cuomo said.

Cuomo previously had sent the president a video on the conditions of the tunnel, a move that resulted in a phone call from Trump to discuss the project.

The Democratic governor, re-elected to a third term this month, has been sharply critical of Trump and his administration’s policies on issues like immigration, health care and a $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions, a provision that impacts high tax states like New York.

Cuomo in a letter to the state’s Democratic House delegation urged them to push for Gateway funding as well as lift the cap on SALT deductions.