RELEASE: Gottheimer Celebrates Expanded Investment for Gateway Program, Tours Tonnelle Avenue Site

Highlights key role in securing investment for Gateway and public transit projects across Jersey

Jun 12, 2024
Press

Above: Gottheimer tours the Tonnelle Avenue construction site.

NORTH BERGEN, NJ  — Yesterday, June 11, 2024, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) celebrated a new federal investment secured for the Gateway Program by visiting the Tonnelle Avenue site. This site will receive federal investment to construct a new roadway bridge, clearing the way for the Northeast Corridor rail line. It will play a key role in the Gateway Program, ensuring millions of people have access to better mass transit.

Gottheimer has been a champion of the Gateway Program, which will expand and modernize the Northeast Corridor rail line between Newark, New Jersey, and New York City. Millions of people rely on this rail line every year to travel across the Northeast Corridor. 

As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Gottheimer helped claw back billions of dollars — without raising taxes — in federal investment for key parts of the Gateway Program, including for the Hudson River Tunnel and the Dock Bridge over the Passaic River.

“After years of hard work, there’s nothing better than seeing federal investment at work to help our families with faster, safer, and more reliable commutes,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “That’s why I fought so hard to help write, pass, and negotiate the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, to claw back dollars to Jersey to build the Gateway Train Tunnel.”

Gottheimer was joined at the Tonnelle Avenue site by Gateway Program Co-Chair Balpreet Grewal-Virk, Chief Executive Officer Kris Kolluri, Chief Program Officer Eric Daleo, Chief Administrative Officer Robert Hickman, Deputy Chief Program Officer Megan Strickland, Chief of Staff and Policy Advisor Madeleine McDonnell, and Senior Advisor for Program Management, Reporting & Controls Don Blazina.

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