Governor Phil Murphy

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's Gateway Program Legislation

03/04/2019

“The Gateway Program is critically important to the hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who rely on the Cross-Hudson crossings and any disruption would cripple our regional and national economies. The political gridlock preventing its Federal approval is unacceptable. New Jersey has acted as a willing partner throughout the process, and stands ready to provide $600 million in state funding to replace the Portal Bridge.” 

“We are all acutely aware of the risks associated with a fai lure to complete these projects, and I will continue to call on the Trump Administration to join with us as true partners to prevent a needless catastrophe. I applaud Senator Schumer for his leadership and advocacy, and I look forward to working with the New York and New Jersey delegations, and all local partners, to move Gateway forward.”