Joint Statement by NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett and Amtrak Chief Operating & Commercial Officer Stephen Gardner on Replacement of Sawtooth Bridges

“Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT applaud the U.S. Department of Transportation for publishing the Environmental Assessment for replacement of the Sawtooth Bridges.

“The Sawtooth Bridges carry the Northeast Corridor over PATH
and Conrail tracks as well as NJ TRANSIT’s busy Morris & Essex Line to
Hoboken. These critical spans were built in 1907 and are in urgent need of
replacement and expansion, which will increase reliability and ultimately
assist in eliminating a major bottleneck in the busiest section of the
Northeast Corridor.

“We appreciate the ongoing support of our elected leaders
and look forward to continuing our work with USDOT and all stakeholders to move
this important project forward.”