"The Portal Bridge’s unreliability only continues to cost commuters their sanity, and our region real economic activity. New Jersey is more than ready to build its replacement and has more than put its skin in the game – we have committed $600 million, we have identified cost savings, and we have addressed the feedback and recommendations of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Portal Bridge replacement is fully permitted and shovel-ready. We, and countless frustrated commuters, are now forced to sit anxiously as the Trump Administration delays in doing its share.
"It is past time for the Portal Bridge to be replaced with a modern, reliable span. It is past time for the Trump Administration to fund its share so our commuters can get to work and our economy can get moving."