Portal Bridge replacement is good news for NJ and region

Published by: NJ LECET on 10/12/2017

Replacing the 110-year-old Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River will soon be a reality, bringing great relief to the tens of thousands of rail commuters who travel across the span and have suffered through countless delays attributable to the aging infrastructure.

In a region so dependent on public transportation to move people about, this upgrade to a modern, fixed-span bridge will not merely break a notorious bottleneck for the 450 trains who cross it daily, it will also open up the possibilities that follow the creation of a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system.  Of course, this region must continue to make progress with the Gateway Tunnel Project, but nonetheless, this connector between Newark and New York Penn Stations sends a strong signal that public leaders as ready and willing to address the region’s transportation needs. 

Members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) are the workforce that maintains, repairs, and builds our nation’s infrastructure.  Working for the industry’s top employers and contractors, LIUNA members deliver quality construction on-time, and on-budget.  We know how to build a better America, one that strengthens our economy, creates opportunities for workers and their families, and strengthens communities.  We also know good news when we see it, and a new Portal Bridge is VERY good news for New Jersey and the region.  

Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 15:45