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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 $339,519,539 to...

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 Jobs Act th...

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 role in our re...

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 billions...

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 carries an...

Pascrell Defends NJ Commuters Against NY’s Flawed Congestion Pricing Scheme

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) spoke in defense of New Jersey commuters this evening at a public hearing on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Central Business District Tolling Program (CBDTP). Rep. Pascrell has been an outspoken opponent of New York’s proposed congestion pricing scheme, which would saddle many New Jersey travelers with excessive fees and taxes. Rep. Pascrel...

Pascrell Announces $12 Billion in New Jersey Transportation Funding Included in INVEST in America Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted for the landmark INVEST in America Act, watershed legislation which will make transformational investments in America’s roads, bridges, trains, and water. The House passed the plan by a vote of 221-201. "This legislation is a monumental down payment on America’s future,” said Rep. Pascrell, a former member of the House Transportation and Infrastru...

Pascrell Announces $3.4 Million Federal Investment in Passaic and Bergen County Infrastructure

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and New Jersey Department of Transportation are allocating $2,700,000 in federal grants to critical local projects in Paterson, Passaic City, and Clifton. The funds come from the federal Transportation Alternatives Program. “These grants will help local communities make long-awai...

Menendez, Booker, Pascrell, Payne, Malinowski Applaud Signing of Portal Bridge Federal Funding Agreement

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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10), and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ-07), today applauded the final execution of a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA), unlocking over $800 million in federal funding for construction of a new Portal North Bridge. NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett today officially signe...

Menendez, Booker, Pascrell Announce $3.4M to Remove Lead Paint in Paterson Low-Income Housing Units

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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (N.J.-09) today announced Paterson was awarded $3,400,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction funding. The city will work with local medical and social service providers to remove lead paint in 66 low-income housing units with children. More than 3,000 chil...

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