Senator Cory Booker said: “This federal funding is yet another important step towards providing much-needed relief to New Jersey commuters who depend on reliable, safe rail transit. For far too long, the century-old Portal Bridge has caused delays that ripple across the entire Northeast Corridor.  While this federal investment is welcome news, we must continue to fight for long-term solutions to replace our crumbling infrastructure by moving projects like Gateway forward in order to help ensure commuter safety and increase our economic competitiveness.”

Representative Donald Payne said: “This is great news for New Jersey and New York. The new Portal North Bridge Project will create jobs and improve transportation for thousands of workers and families in both states. It is a critical bridge for all Americans who travel the Atlantic coast. I want to thank the FTA for approving these funds and look forward to the completion of this new bridge.”