U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today called for increases in long-term, dedicated Federal funding to repair and upgrade the nation’s crumbling infrastructure at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on surface transportation reauthorization. Menendez refers to the economic and environmental reasons why increased investments are necessary, as well as the lesser-talked-about national security imperatives.
Menendez Discusses Importance of Long-Term Transportation Investments
Menendez also mentioned New Jersey’s Gateway Project his first question to Therese McMillan, Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration. The project includes the replacement of the Hudson River tunnels and the Portal Bridge – both of which are over 100 years old and in serious danger of failing in the near future. Menendez stressed he wants the U.S. to be well-positioned to undertake big, visionary transit projects.
Menendez Asks Questions During Hearing on Surface Transportation Reauthorization