The Gateway Tunnel Project is essential to the economic vitality of the United States, in particular the New Jersey and New York region where 17% of the nation’s population lives and 20% of the nation’s GDP is produced.
Congressman Pallone supports the rehabilitation and modernizing of the Gateway Tunnel Project, which would improve rail infrastructure from Newark to Penn Station NYC and add additional Hudson River tunnels. Congressman Pallone, along with his Congressional New Jersey and New York colleagues, has kept pressure on the Trump Administration to uphold their financial obligations to the project.
Last Congress, Congressman Pallone voted for a two-year comprehensive transportation reauthorization bill (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act) to upgrade America’s infrastructure and put Americans back to work. The transportation jobs bill enables mass transit and bridge-and-road construction projects, including 54,000 jobs in New Jersey. It was signed into law by President Obama.
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Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced today that South Amboy will receive $5.3 million to support the South Amboy passenger ferry. South Amboy will use the funding to construct a Ferry Terminal Facility that could accommodate up to three ferry vessels and give pedestrians, automobiles, buses, and rail systems access to commuter ferry service between New Jersey and downtown Manhattan. The funding is distributed through the Department of Transportation’s Passenger Ferry Grant program that provides funding for passenger ferry systems in urbanized areas.
New Brunswick, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) has allocated $4.1 million in federal funding for the dredging of Cheesequake Creek in Middlesex County. The announcement comes after Representative Pallone, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) urged the Army Corps to support the dredging project, citing the adverse impacts on navigation, safety, and the local economy resulting from the lack of maintenance for decades.
Marlboro, N.J. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant for Marlboro Township to stabilize flood-prone Pleasant Valley Road. The grant allocates over $400,000 to secure the rapidly eroding foundation of Pleasant Valley between Igoe Road and Route 34. FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program is designed to help communities like Marlboro reduce potential hazards before extreme flood events. Every federal dollar spent on disaster mitigation saves an average of six dollars in future costs.
Washington, D.C. – Today, House Democrats announced a bold, new, comprehensive infrastructure plan – A Better Deal to Rebuild America. This historic $1 trillion federal investment to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure is five times larger than President Trump’s rumored plan and will create more than 16 million jobs.