Infrastructure is a massive issue here in Hoboken—just ask anyone trying to drive through Hoboken right now…
On Wednesday, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer met with Senator Robert Menendez, Senator Cory Booker and Congressman Albio Sires to discuss the need for long-term transportation and infrastructure funding. Mayor Zimmer briefed our Congressional representatives on Hoboken’s Washington Street Complete Streets Redesign to request their strong support for this important project.
“If we as a nation and a State truly want to create more jobs, grow our local economies, and improve the quality of life for our residents, then we must stop with the lip service and start taking action by investing in our transportation infrastructure, a critical component of the ecosystem for job growth,” said Mayor Zimmer. “Now, more than ever, Congress and our State must act to ensure we have the necessary resources to invest in our public transit systems, roads and bridges. In Hoboken, we are continuing the process of improving our own infrastructure with the Washington Street Complete Streets Redesign, and I thank Senator Menendez, Senator Booker, and Congressman Sires for meeting with me so they can understand the importance of this project to our region.”
From the City’s press release:
The City of Hoboken is preparing a $14 million grant application to rehabilitate and resurface Washington Street through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. Hoboken recently completed an extensive community-based planning process to redesign Washington Street and enhance and improve safety, comfort, enjoyment, and function for all users. The project will also replace century-old water mains and add a fiber optic spine and electrical conduit to advance the City’s microgrid project for energy resiliency and facilitate enhanced Internet connectivity.
Infrastructure Week (May 11-17) highlights the critical importance of investing in and modernizing America’s infrastructure systems, including our transit systems, roads, bridges, ports, airports, and water.