Westfield, NJ – Senator Tom Kean, who serves on the Senate Select Committee on NJ Transit, released the following statement on news that the Portal Bridge replacement project has been upgraded by the Trump Administration:
“When people are commuting, they are missing time with their families. A dependable and modern rail system is about more than economic development, it is about making sure parents do not miss soccer games and dance recitals while waiting on a platform.
“We should all be encouraged that the Trump administration has upgraded the Portal North Bridge replacement project, but this is the beginning of the process, not the end. We need a strong bipartisan leader that can see it through the end.
“As a leader in the New Jersey Senate, I helped set the groundwork for this project with the sponsorship of the ‘Gateway Development Corporation’. A bipartisan coalition of Governors and legislators worked together to get this done.
“I will continue to do my part to ensure that a focused bipartisan, Bistate effort moves this project forward.”