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Amtrak Joins Governor Murphy, NJ Officials in Celebrating Funding Agreement for Portal North Bridge

Chairman Tony Coscia and President Stephen Gardner represented Amtrak at a ceremony celebrating the signing of a Full Funding Grant Agreement for Portal North Bridge. The more than $766 million commitment by the Federal Transit Administration allows the project to move into procurement and construction.

“A new Portal North Bridge rising above the Hackensack River signals a bright new day for Amtrak, NJ TRANSIT and the Northeast Corridor,” said Mr. Coscia. “The Governor’s relentless advocacy over the last few years under challenging circumstances coupled with an extraordinary financial commitment was key to reaching this milestone.  We congratulate Senators Menendez and Booker and the entire New Jersey delegation on advancing this key element of the Gateway program.  We thank them, as well as Senator Schumer, for years of unwavering support.  As a result of their collective effort construction will start soon.  Amtrak is proud to partner with the State of New Jersey to make the generational investments needed to build modern, reliable infrastructure for the 21stcentury economy.”

Pictured (from Left to Right): Rep. Mikie Sherrill, Amtrak Chairman Tony Coscia, Amtrak President Stephen Gardner, NJ DOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJ Gov. Phil Murphy, NJ TRANSIT Exec. Dir. Kevin Corbett, NJ Gateway Commissioner Janine Bauer, Sen. Bob Menendez, NJ Gateway Commissioner Balpreet Grewal-Virk.

Officials celebrate the signing of a funding agreement for Portal North Bridge