NYS Assemblymember Supports Gateway Project Measure | WAMC

NYS Assemblymember Supports Gateway Project Measure

Jul 24, 2019

A New York state assemblymember from the Hudson Valley commends the signing of legislation that lays the groundwork for expanded rail service between New York City and New Jersey.

Democratic Assemblymember Amy Paulin of Scarsdale says the measure signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy establishes the Gateway Development Commission for what she calls perhaps the most important and urgently needed infrastructure project in the United States. Paulin, who chairs the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions and helped shepherd the legislation through her house, says the act establishes the bi-state Gateway Development Commission to act as a coordinating agency for the facilitation of projects related to the stretch of the Northeast Corridor railway between Newark, New Jersey and Penn Station, including the rehabilitation and construction of tunnels under the Hudson River.