Fate of $24 Billion Gateway Project Hinges on Congress Approving Funds for Amtrak Replacement Bridge

Crain’s New York Business reports, “A decision by Congress about funding a replacement for a 107-year-old bridge will signal whether the region’s largest and most pressing infrastructure project is in jeopardy. Amtrak is counting on about $750 million from a federal funding program called the Core Capacity Improvement Program to begin building a $1.5 billion span by the end of the year to replace the Portal Bridge, a 950-foot-long connection over New Jersey’s Hackensack River.” The report adds, “The project is part of Gateway, an estimated $24 billion plan whose other components, including a $10 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River, also hinge on federal support.”