Governor Phil Murphy

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Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's Gateway Program Legislation


“The Gateway Program is critically important to the hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who rely on the Cross-Hudson crossings and any disruption would cripple our regional and national economies. The political gridlock preventing its Federal approval is unacceptable. New Jersey has acted as a willing partner throughout the process, and stands ready to provide $600 million in state funding to replace the Portal Bridge.” 

“We are all acutely aware of the risks associated with a fai lure to complete these projects, and I will continue to call on the Trump Administration to join with us as true partners to prevent a needless catastrophe. I applaud Senator Schumer for his leadership and advocacy, and I look forward to working with the New York and New Jersey delegations, and all local partners, to move Gateway forward.”