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Zaro named chairman of Gateway Program Development Corp.

Jerry Zaro has been named the new chairman of Gateway Program Development Corp.Jerry Zaro has been named the new chairman of Gateway Program Development Corp.

The nonprofit is currently planning an estimated $20 billion to $30 billion infrastructure project which features the replacement of the Portal Bridge— construction of a new two-track Hudson River rail tunnel from New Jersey to Manhattan and rehabilitation of the 106-year-old North River Tunnel.

The corporation has a total of three trustees: Steven Cohen, Anthony Coscia and Zaro. Cohen was chairman in 2018.

“Given that Gateway is the most urgent infrastructure project in the United States, if not the world, it is a great honor to serve as chairman of the GDC,” Zaro said. “I believe Gateway will have the best opportunity to be funded and we do not have time to waste. This is a pivotal year with the incoming Congress.”

“It is a matter of national security to keep our economy moving and to move people out of New York and New Jersey,” Zaro continued. “I think with the change in the House the leverage will be best… [Together with Cohen and Coscia] we work well with our elected leaders, congressional delegates, and members of the public from both states.”

David Hutter
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