N.J. confirms its commissioners to Gateway Development panel

New Jersey has a pair of new commissioners on the Gateway Development Commission, after the state Senate confirmed Janine Bauer and Balpreet Grewal-Virk to their posts.

The confirmations complete the board, which includes members from both New Jersey and New York and focuses on the Gateway transportation projects, including new Hudson River tunnels and a new Portal Bridge.

The Gateway Program Development Corp.’s trustees, Jerry Zaro of New Jersey, Steven Cohen of New York and Anthony Coscia of Amtrak, issued a statement:

“We welcome our colleagues from New Jersey and congratulate Janine Bauer and Dr. Balpreet Grewal-Virk on joining us on the new Gateway Development Commission. Along with our New York members, Marie Therese Dominguez and Jamey Barbas, their expertise and partnership will help finally deliver 21st-century rail infrastructure to this region, to boost a 21st-century American economy.”

In addition, Gov. Phil Murphy said:

“With the confirmations of Janine Bauer and Dr. Balpreet Grewal-Virk by the Senate today, the bistate Gateway Development Commission can now fully embark on its mission to oversee and deliver the Gateway Program, including the Hudson Tunnel Project, which is without question the nation’s most urgently needed infrastructure project.

“Both Janine and Balpreet will bring a high degree of professionalism and integrity to an already-talented group of individuals who are equally committed to seeing this milestone through to completion.”