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Pascrell Blasts Latest Support for New York Congestion Pricing Scheme

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) criticized today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) regarding New York’s congestion pricing plan. “I’ve said it before and I will say it one more time: New Jerseyans are used to paying our fair share but New York’s congestion pricing scheme is fatally flawed and unnecessarily unfair,” said Congressman Pascrell. “USDOT…

Pascrell Hails Hudson Tunnel Progress

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) hailed President Biden’s visit today to the tristate area to announce a massive federal investment and marking progress on the construction of the Hudson Tunnel in part through the support of the landmark roads and bridges law enacted by the Democratic Congress last year. “President Biden’s welcome visit to our region today brings us a giant step…

Pascrell Excoriates Environmental, Economic Impact of NY’s Congestion Pricing Scheme

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reiterated his opposition to New York’s proposed congestion pricing scheme which would impose a heavy financial and environmental burden on New Jersey. In a comment submitted to the Central Business Tolling Program and Federal Highway Administration, Congressman Pascrell demanded a full-scale environmental study to show how the tri-state…

Pascrell Announces Over $2 Million in Federal Grants for Safe Routes to School Program

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today $2,078,000 in federal funds to increase route safety and accessibility near K-8 schools in several Bergen and Passaic County towns. The specific allocations for each municipality are as follows: Englewood - $423,000.00; City of Passaic - $425,000.00; Clifton - $568,000.00; Paterson - $662,000.00. “We absolutely must keep…

Pascrell Embraces Over $439 Million in New North Jersey Capital Investment in Biden Budget

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this afternoon celebrated the announcement by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) that President Biden’s newly-unveiled FY23 budget includes $100 million for the Gateway Tunnel Project that will help start constructing a new tunnel for the Northeast Corridor connecting New Jersey and Manhattan. The budget also includes a proposed total of…

Pascrell, Menendez, Booker, Murphy Announce $143M Project to Rebuild Rt. 3 Bridge over Hackensack River

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Governor Phil Murphy today announced a $143.6 million project to rebuild the eastbound span of the Route 3 bridge over the Hackensack River, ensuring the bridge is safer for travelers. The federal lawmakers secured this funding in the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and…

Pascrell Hails $1.1 Billion Investment in New Jersey Bridges

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced the Biden administration is investing $1.1 Billion to replace or rehabilitate aging bridges in New Jersey. This funding is part of a whopping $26.5 billion to states across our nation, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico over the five years of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R.3684). This week’s announcement will…

Pascrell Announces $1.6 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds for NJ Transit

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $1.6 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to NJ Transit (NJT). These federal transit funds are expected to help NJT maintain service and keep workers on the payroll as the agency continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. “NJ Transit plays an absolutely essential…

Pascrell, Murphy Announce Exciting New Greenway State Park Cutting through Hudson County

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Governor Phil Murphy announced today that the State of New Jersey will use American Rescue Plan funds to purchase nearly nine miles of property stretching from Jersey City to Montclair for the creation of New Jersey’s first new state park since 2006. Rep. Pascrell helped pass the historic American Rescue Plan in March of this year, which provided…

Pascrell Praises Murphy and Biden for Portal Bridge Build Back Better Breakthrough

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today spoke at the Meadowlands Maintenance Complex in Kearny with President Joe Biden and Governor Phil Murphy about reconstructing the century-old Portal Bridge that has bedeviled Garden State commuters for years. Long considered the linchpin of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) connecting Boston to Washington, D.C., the 110-year-old Portal Bridge…

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