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Pallone Statement Calling for Federal Funding for Portal Bridge Replacement and Gateway Tunnel

August 28, 2019
Press Release

Secaucus, NJ-- Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement this afternoon after joining Governor Murphy and other federal and state elected officials calling on the Trump Administration to stop delaying the urgently needed Portal Bridge project and Gateway Tunnel.

“Gateway is the most important infrastructure project in the nation. Without critical federal investment soon, the Portal Bridge and century-old Hudson Tunnel will face increasing safety risks and could eventually become unusable. This would impact hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans, New Yorkers and others who travel the Northeast Corridor for their daily commute. Despite a $5.5 billion commitment in funding from New Jersey and New York, the Trump Administration continues to slow-walk and delay investment that would allow the Gateway Project to move forward. I urge The Trump Administration to immediately take up and approve the recently revised Gateway proposal that will finally allow workers in our state to put shovels in the ground. We simply cannot wait any longer.”

 

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