NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, ranking member of the Senate’s transit subcommittee, today released the following statement on the submittal of NJ Transit’s updated financial plan for the Portal North Bridge Project to the Federal Transit Administration:

“I applaud the state for going above and beyond to ensure the Gateway Project is shovel-ready. Now, it’s the Trump Administration’s turn. With full cooperation and buy-in from the federal government, we can build the Portal Bridge, replace the Hudson tunnels, and get Gateway done. The Gateway Project will modernize and revitalize New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure and keep our region moving forward. New Jersey’s commuters deserve better than an unreliable century-old bridge that can bring our nation’s transportation network to a standstill.”