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Category: Gateway

FY18 Omnibus: NY/NJ Gateway Program

March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations bill appears to accede to President Trump’s request to remove the $900 million in funding for the Gateway Program of NY/NJ rail projects, but it’s more complicated than that.

Omnibus FY18 Appropriations Delayed; Gateway Program Is Main Culprit

March 16, 2018 – Hopes that the House could pass a final $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations package for fiscal year 2018 this week were dashed by a small number of unresolved issues, foremost among them whether or not to give an initial tranche of money towards the $30 billion Gateway program of rail projects in New York and New Jersey, the centerpiece of which is a new $13 billion tunnel project beneath the Hudson River.

Timeline of the Gateway Program

Timeline of the history and recent developments relating to the Gateway Program of rail projects in New Jersey and New York.

Hudson Tunnel May Be Key Sticking Point in FY18 Negotiations

March 2, 2018 – Perhaps the biggest differences between the House and Senate versions of the transportation budget for 2018 initially approved by the appropriators last year revolve around the Gateway Program of rail projects in New York and New Jersey.

Schumer Blocks Rail Safety Nominee

December 22, 2017 – Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) again blocked the nomination of Ronald Batory to become the nation’s head safety regulator as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

More Transportation Nominees Move Through Senate

August 4, 2017 – At an executive session on August 2, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved four of President Trump’s nominees to positions at USDOT. Two of those made it into the traditional pre-August-recess en bloc package of dozens of nominations approved by the Senate on August 3.

Full Analysis of FY18 USDOT Appropriations Bill Text (House)

July 11, 2017 – 8:45 a.m. Yesterday evening, the House Appropriations Committee released the draft appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation and of Housing and Urban Affairs for fiscal year 2018. Bill text is here and the full comm… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.

USDOT Withdraws From Gateway Corporation

July 1, 2017 – Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Transportation notified the Gateway Program Development Corporation that USDOT is permanently withdrawing from the corporation’s Board of Trustees.

What Is the “Gateway Program”?

June 30, 2017 – The Gateway Program is a $24 billion portfolio of rail projects in New York and New Jersey, centered around a new tunnel between Secaucus Junction and Penn Station.