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Pascrell, Menendez, Booker Announce Major Federal Investment in Teterboro

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee who served for a decade on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award a contract for the construction of a new air traffic control tower at Teterboro Airport. Walsh Construc... Read more »

Pascrell, Sherrill, NJ Leaders Coordinate Efforts to Replace Kingsland Avenue Bridge

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11), Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Jr., and local officials met today to tour the Kingsland Avenue Bridge. The local, state, and federal leaders discussed their joint efforts to obtain full funding to fix or replace the bridge. “The year the Kingsland Avenue Bridge was built, Theodore Roosevelt was President, Edward Stokes w... Read more »

Pascrell Praises Bus Terminal Hearing

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) lauded the first public hearings on the environmental review process for ultimately replacing the long-decrepit Port Authority Bus Terminal, which were held Wednesday evening in Tenafly, New Jersey, and in Midtown Manhattan. “I welcome these public hearings with open arms,” said Rep. Pascrell. “The Port Authority Bus Terminal is a lifeblood artery for million... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $920K in Federal Transportation Grants to Leonia

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. announced the awarding of a $920,000 federal grant to the borough of Leonia under the Transportation Alternatives Set-Asides (TA Set-Asides) program. The money will help fund measures to increase pedestrian safety through Leonia’s Broad Avenue Complete Streets Improvement Project. “Increasing and maintaining pedestrian safety within our communities is central to... Read more »

Pascrell Celebrates Awarding of New Tokyo Route to Newark Airport

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), reacted to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that it was selecting four U.S. airlines operating from ten airports to provide new daytime service to Tokyo’s downtown Haneda Airport as early as the summer of 2020. Pascrell, a former member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, wrote to USDOT on March 6... Read more »

Pascrell, Sires, Menendez Lead New Jersey Delegation Urging the Advancement of the Hudson Tunnel Project

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr (D-NJ-09) and Albio Sires (D-NJ-08), and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) led a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao in support of the Hudson Tunnel Project. The letter, which was also signed by Reps. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10), Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12), Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01)... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $6.5M Railroad Safety Grants to North Jersey

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) had awarded $6,542,353.00 to New Jersey Transit for the implementation of the Positive Train Control system. The DOT award is part of the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program. “New Jerseyans are entitled to the best transportation sys... Read more »

Reichert, Pascrell Highlight Road Security Measure

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Today, U.S. Representatives David Reichert (R-WA-08) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-Chairs of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, touted their recent introduction of House Resolution 1107 supporting the designation of National Secure Your Load Day on June 6 to help stem the problem of road debris causing severe accidents on American roadways. “Highway safety is an important issue, and ... Read more »

Pascrell Statement on Fate of Gateway Tunnel Funding

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) issued the following statement in response to reports that, in a meeting with tristate Republican members, Speaker Paul Ryan suggested stripping federal funding for the Gateway Tunnel project from the Omnibus after veto threats from Donald Trump: “A new tunnel is of critical importance to millions of commuters. It is decisive to the future stability of... Read more »

Pascrell Statement on Report that Trump Wants to Kill Gateway Tunnel Project

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump is seeking to block federal funding for the Gateway Tunnel project: “Just this week, I stood shoulder to shoulder with my Democratic and Republican colleagues in support of funding for the Gateway Tunnel. In the House, we have been led by my friend, Chairman Rodney F... Read more »

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