Szaferman Lakind Partner Janine Bauer was confirmed by the New Jersey State Senate to the Gateway Development Commission. Governor Phil M. Murphy released the confirmation in a statement on December 17, 2020.
Janine was nominated by Governor Murphy to be one of the New Jersey representatives on the Gateway Development Commission in October 2019. The Gateway Development Commission is responsible for the oversight of the Hudson Tunnel Project and the Portal Bridge North replacement over the Hackensack River.
Janine will join Dr. Balpreet Grewal-Virk and the interim Chair of the Gateway Development Corporation Jerry Zaro, as New Jersey’s representatives. Along with representatives from New York, appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and a representative from Amtrak, they will report on the progress of the Gateway Program to the respective governors.
“With the confirmations of Janine Bauer and Dr. Balpreet Grewal-Virk by the Senate today, the bi-state 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” commented Governor Phil Murphy is his statement released on Thursday. “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 completion.”
Janine has been successfully representing clients in transportation, infrastructure and environmental matters for over 30 years. Janine started Szaferman Lakind’s transportation and infrastructure practice in 2003 to help firms, local governments and individuals involved in transportation issues achieve their goals. Janine also practices land use, zoning, redevelopment and historic preservation law.