US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

WASHINGTON—New Jersey Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez have called on US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to explain why, despite personally viewing the crumbling condition of the Hudson River tunnels and the poor state of the rail crossings between New York and New Jersey first-hand, the USDOT continues to drag its feet on the critical transportation project.

Despite repeated formal and informal invitations to visit the current tunnels and the Portal Bridge in New Jersey in order to learn more about the Gateway Program, a series of infrastructure improvements to the Northeast Corridor, Senators Booker and Menendez charged on Wednesday that the Transportation Secretary took a personal tour of the project site in April 2018, without members of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation.

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