Stack & Ramos secure funds for Hoboken roads

3/24/2011:

$16 million in transportation funding for FY2012

Stack & Ramos instrumental in getting Hoboken funding for infrastructure projects

33rd District legislators Senator Brian P. Stack and Assemblyman Ruben J. Ramos, Jr. applauded the NJ Department of Transportation’s proposal to grant $16 million in funding from the Transportation Capital Program to the City of Hoboken.

Brian Stack and Ruben Ramos secure infrastructure grants for Hoboken NJ - Stack & Ramos secure funds for Hoboken roads

“This aid will help offset costs to municipalities in the district,” Stack said. “I thank the Department of Transportation for including these projects in their decision.”

The $16 million in transportation capital program funding will be used to rehabilitate current infrastructure and provide for operational and safety improvements of current roads. The funding is part of a proposed capital plan that outlines $3.5 billion throughout the State for projects and programs the DOT plans to undertake in 2012.

“I’m pleased to see that this much needed funding to repair our transportation infrastructure is being made a priority,” said Ramos. “This is great news for the City of Hoboken.”

The areas that have been selected for funding in the 33rd District:

  • Hoboken Observer Highway Operational and Safety Improvements – $1.8 million
  • Newark and First Street Improvements, Hoboken – $215,977
  • Route 139, Contract 3 (Hoboken and Conrail Viaducts) – $14 million

“This aid will provide much needed financial relief at the local level, while creating numerous temporary jobs,” Ramos said.

“This money helps our town afford repairs and renovations that they might not otherwise be able to afford,” Stack added.

To date, Senator Stack and Assemblyman Ramos, along with Assemblywoman Caridad Rodriguez, have brought back close to $19 million in state aid in the past three months, including the $4.1 million Hoboken University Medical Center received earlier this week and $1.5 million Hoboken received earlier this year to repair the collapsed portion of Sinatra Drive.

Senator Stack and Assemblyman Ramos represent the 33rd Legislative District, which includes Union City, Hoboken, West New York, Weehawken, Guttenberg, and parts of Jersey City.

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HearditallB4
HearditallB4
Friday, March 25, 2011 5:16 am

It took a local young man, like Assemblyman Ramos to bring this to fruition! Guess the BNRs are not all bad! Thank you Ruben for your expertise and your guidance in this town, you are a credit to this community. 😛

whineanddineinhob
whineanddineinhob
Reply to  HearditallB4
Friday, March 25, 2011 8:43 am

Thanks Ruben, you’ve made us proud. And I guess all you la la’s that noticed aren’t all that bad either.[quote comment=”204869″]It took a local young man, like Assemblyman Ramos to bring this to fruition! Guess the BNRs are not all bad! Thank you Ruben for your expertise and your guidance in this town, you are a credit to this community. [/quote]

homeworld
homeworld
Thursday, March 24, 2011 7:54 pm

Good news all around. Counterintuitively, though, the Hoboken Viaduct is actually in Jersey City.

Stinkin
Stinkin
Thursday, March 24, 2011 4:17 pm

Way to to guys. All Hudson Co. residents are grateful .

Gavriel
Gavriel
Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:33 pm

What’s the over/under for the number of minutes before a press release from City Hall comes out with Zimmer taking credit for this? 45?

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