Governor Phil Murphy

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Statement by Governor Murphy on President-elect Biden’s Nomination of Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary


“With Pete Buttigieg, New Jersey will have an ally for safe and modern infrastructure in Washington leading the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

“As a former mayor, he knows the importance of investing in safer, more efficient interstate roads and bridges, and in the connections provided by a secure rail network. President-elect Biden has chosen the right person to lead on delivering the promise of clean energy and electric vehicles, on creating new union jobs, and on investments in environmental justice – all of which are inextricably intertwined within our transportation infrastructure.  

“I look forward to working alongside him on issues vital to the future of New Jersey, the Northeast region, and our nation, including putting shovels in the ground for a new Portal Bridge and new tunnels under the Hudson River as part of the Gateway Program.”