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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
November 6, 2021

Contact: 
Steve Sigmund – ssigmund@gatewayprogram.org; 917-459-7794 
Craig Schulz – 
cschulz@gatewayprogram.org; 302-632-2865 

Statement by the Gateway Development Commission on House Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

"Passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of bipartisan infrastructure legislation is great news for the Gateway Program, for the regional and national economies, and for millions of riders. 

With earlier passage in the Senate and President Biden’s expected signature, the bill will put an extra $8 billion into the Capital Investment Grants program providing the bulk of the Federal funding for both the Portal North Bridge and Hudson Tunnel projects. An additional $24 billion in the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair program is an important potential funding source for Gateway Program projects.

Most important, the bill will mean relief for the hundreds of thousands of daily riders who utilize the Northeast Corridor, by finally replacing a delay prone 110 year old one-track-in, one-track-out system with reliable, resilient, 21st Century rail transportation."

Balpreet Grewal-Virk, Co-Chair & NJ Commissioner 
Steven M. Cohen, Co-Chair & NY Commissioner
Tony Coscia, Vice Chair & Amtrak Commissioner

The Gateway Program is the most urgent infrastructure program in the country – a comprehensive set of rail investments that will improve commuter and intercity services, add needed resiliency and create new capacity for the busiest section of the Northeast Corridor (NEC). The NEC is the most heavily used passenger rail line in the country hosting more than 2,200 train movements and 800,000 passenger trips daily.  
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