South Jersey Port Corporation TIGER Grant Announcement
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez was on-hand at the formal execution of the Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) III partnership agreement between the South Jersey Port Corporation (SJPC), Salem County and Conrail at the Paulsboro Marine Terminal. An $18.5 million TIGER III grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), which Senators Menendez and Frank R. Lautenberg first announced on December 12, 2011, will be leveraged with over $117 million in funds combined from this alliance to make critical improvements to Southern New Jersey’s railroad and port infrastructure, creating and saving thousands of New Jersey jobs. Menendez was joined by U.S. Congressmen Robert Andrews and Frank LoBiondo, State Senators Stephen Sweeney and Donald Norcross, and others.