Gottheimer, NJ Leaders Double Down on Calls to Start Construction the New Portal Bridge, Gateway Project

Aug 28, 2019
Press

NJ & NY Have Committed Investment. Administration Must Live Up to Its End.

Above: Gottheimer pushes for the Administration to contribute their part of the funding for the Portal Bridge, Gateway project

Today, Wednesday, August 28, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer stood with New Jersey state and congressional leaders and called for the federal government to do its part in investing in the region’s most critical infrastructure project: the Gateway Project and Portal Bridge. 

Gottheimer joined Congressman Frank Pallone, Congressman Bill Pascrell, Congressman Albio Sires, Congressman Tom Malinowski, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, and Gateway Development Corporation CEO Jerry Zaro today at the Secaucus Junction Train Station.

“It’s only fitting that there are storm clouds over head today because I think it’s the appropriate metaphor for the impending doom New Jersey, the economy, and the region face if we don’t get the Portal Bridge and the Gateway project moving immediately. The reason we’re here today is because we’re all frustrated by the lack of movement on what is hands down the most important infrastructure project in the country,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer.

Gottheimer continued, “We know that infrastructure investment gives one of the best returns on investment out there and this is a project that is ready to go right now. Jersey has held up our end of the bargain, now we need the Administration to hold up theirs. Hundreds of thousands of commuters depend on these tunnels and bridges to get to work, so they can provide for their families. We know that if the tunnel were to crumble, it would cost the American economy $100 million a day. The Gateway Program is a common sense fix to generate economic growth and I will continue to fight for it until we do right by our commuters and do right by our families.”

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