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Pascrell Praises Beginning of Work on the Hudson Tunnel Project

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the start of construction on the Hudson Tunnel Project, a cornerstone infrastructure initiative essential to the future of New Jersey and the entire tri-state region. Congressman Pascrell has for many years fought to secure funding for this project amid countless delays from Republican administrations on the state and federal…

Pascrell Demands New York Extend 7 Line to New Jersey

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In a letter to the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the Traffic Mobility Review Board (TMRB), Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today called on the MTA and New York City to extend the NYC Subway’s 7 Line to New Jersey. The extension would meet the stated goals of New York’s Central Business District Tolling Program and provide an additional commuting alternative for New…

Pascrell and Menendez Bemoan New Delays to Northern Branch Corridor Project

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Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Rob Menendez (D-NJ-08) today issued the following joint statement regarding the decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation to halt progress on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) Northern Branch Corridor Project pending revisions to project design and a new environmental impact study: “The Federal Transit Administration is wrong to add…

Pascrell Castigates NY Congestion Pricing Scheme: “We’re not New York’s Piggy Bank!”

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today attended a news conference with Garden State local, state, and federal leaders assailing New York’s congestion pricing scheme. Pascrell was joined by Gov. Phil Murphy, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), and other officials and made the following statement about New York’s plan: “The leaders of New York are telling the…

Pascrell Opposes FAA Reauthorization

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted against the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “While reauthorization of the FAA should be a straightforward affair, I did not vote for this legislation for two main reasons,” said Congressman Pascrell. “First, the bill was wrong to raise the retirement age of commercial airlines pilots without any study,…

Pascrell Celebrates $6.88 Billion Federal Award for Hudson Tunnel Project

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today a $6.88 billion federal grant and the beginning of the engineering phase of the Hudson Tunnel Project. This massive federal funding injection from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program will propel one of the nation's most vital infrastructure initiatives forward, ensuring the continued…

Sen. Menendez, Reps. Gottheimer and Pascrell Statement on FHWA’s Decision to Allow NY’s Congestion Tax Proposal to Move Forward

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U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), alongside Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.-05) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09), issued the following statement in response to the Federal Highway Administration’s decision to allow New York’s Congestion Tax proposal to move forward without requiring a full and complete study of how this plan will affect New Jersey: “We are outraged at the…

Pascrell Commends New Jersey Agencies for Saving Federal Transportation Dollars

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) commended the New Jersey and federal governments for working swiftly to avoid losing $82 million in federal highway dollars that was subject to rescission in the Fiscal Responsibility Act that passed the House on Wednesday evening to avert a debt ceiling crisis precipitated by Republicans.  Pascrell’s office has been coordinating with…

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…

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