On Monday, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) was in Hoboken to participate in a ribbon cutting for the American Legion when I had the opportunity to interview the Senator to learn the progress of the Gateway Tunnel project, which would be one of the country’s biggest infrastructure projects if it receives federal funding.
The report originally aired on Hudson County View.
While on assignment for Hudson County View, a U.S. Department of Transportation official said last week in Bayonne, New Jersey that both New Jersey and New York will have to pony up more money to fund a new passenger rail tunnel under the Hudson River because it is “essentially a local transit asset.”
U.S. Senator (D-NJ) Cory Booker was in Bayonne recently to announce with Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and U.S. Senator (D-NJ) Bob Menendez the sale of land at the former Military Ocean Terminal for the development of new industrial warehouses. In the following interview with the senator for Hudson County View, I ask for the senator’s reaction to the money allocated in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill for the Gateway Tunnel.
The Hoboken City Council voted on Thursday evening to acquire property currently owned by a ferry operator to complete a walking path along the waterfront. But the chairman of NY Waterway vowed that the company will fight to retain its property to construct a ferry maintenance facility, maintaining that any other location will require passing on additional costs to ferry commuters.