“The Gateway project is not just essential to the entire Northeast Corridor, it is a federal asset that serves as a critical artery moving the national economy forward. That’s why New York, New Jersey and the federal government forged an agreement to get the project done. The federal government must fulfill its long-overdue promise before the tunnel fails, creating a true crisis for the region. ”In New York, we are leading the way forward by rebuilding our infrastructure with a nation-leading $100 billion plan. We do not need to recreate the wheel – we need the funding to power the engine. That is the federal government’s role.
“This is not a partisan issue. Leaders on both sides of the aisle as well as practically every regional stakeholder and transit expert agree these tunnels need to be replaced. The President should do the right thing and stop playing politics with our transportation network, which is the lifeblood of the Northeast region’s economy.”