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Heartbreak bridge: NJTransit’s Gateway Portal North span is a lawbreaker, not what Congress allows

Heartbreak bridge: NJTransit’s Gateway Portal North span is a lawbreaker, not what Congress allows
Jane Williams, the soon-departing Trump political appointee running the Federal Transit Administration, apparently doesn’t realize that in notifying Congress that she is preparing to sign a contract granting NJTransit $766.5 million for its Gateway offshoot Portal North Bridge, she is telling legislators of a clear and unambiguous violation of a 2015 law Congress wrote.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> NJT fraudulently claims Portal North yields more Manhattan-bound seats.5 million for its Gateway offshoot Portal North Bridge, she is telling legislators of a clear and unambiguous violation of a 2015 law Congress wrote.NJT fraudulently claims Portal North yields more Manhattan-bound seats.That new equipment arrives in 2023, three years before Portal North.

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act created special Core Capacity funding for physical improvements resulting in at least 10% greater morning rush capacity.Another deception: The FTA’s outside consultant, Eric Chang of David Evans and Associates, hired for the final sign-off, reviewed NJT’s 2018 Core Capacity info, not the 20-magically-turns-into-21 scheme.

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