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Murphy aide named to top Gateway staff post

Edmund Caulfield will be GDC general counsel, enhancing N.J. governor’s influence over project

By David Wildstein, May 12 2021 5:49 pm

Edmund Caulfield is leaving his post as senior counsel to Gov. Phil Murphy to become general counsel to the Gateway Development Corporation, a move that gives the governor an enormous foothold in the bi-state government coalition that is seeking to build another tunnel under the Hudson River.

Caulfield, a 38-year-old Jersey City resident, joined the Murphy administration in early 2018 after eight years at Connell Foley.  He is assigned to the Governor’s Authorities Unit that manages most of the state’s transportation agencies.

The Gateway Development Corporation is comprised of seven commissioners: three from New Jersey, three from New York, and Tony Coscia, a New Jerseyan who represents Amtrak on the board.

The Gateway Project was launched in 2011 after then-Gov. Chris Christie cancelled the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) tunnel.

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