Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Secretary Buttigieg and New York and New Jersey Congressional Delegations Touring and Committing to Fund the Gateway Tunnel Project
New York (STL.News) “Gateway is a critical infrastructure project because this is the busiest section of the Northeast Corridor and our entire national economy depends on it. With President Biden and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, we feel much more optimistic about the direction of this major project. Secretary Buttigieg’s visit to see the Hudson Tunnels is another step towards a restoration of the collaborative federal-state partnership needed to bring the new Gateway Tunnel project into reality.
“The state also has other pressing infrastructure needs such as East Side Access, Second Avenue Subway, Congestion Pricing, and infrastructure in our upstate cities. The Gateway project requires a 50 percent state funding match – 25 from New York State and 25 from New Jersey. It is imperative that we use our state funds in a cost-effective manner to do as much work as possible.
“We look forward to working with our federal partners and expect to see a smart, fair, cost-effective plan to get the Gateway Tunnel project completed.”