Gov. Phil Murphy has told the New Jersey Transit Board — which he controls — to pick Jerry Zaro as a trustee of the Gateway Program Development Corporation (GDC).
Zaro would succeed Richard Bagger, who had been picked for the post by Gov. Chris Christie.
“I fully support the appointment of Jerry Zaro as New Jersey’s representative to the GDC,” said Murphy. “At this critical juncture in a project that is our number one transportation infrastructure priority, Jerry’s caliber of experience and commitment to service will ensure the state’s best interests and those of our residents are carefully considered.”
Zaro, who served in the administrations of Christie and Gov. Jon Corzine, chairs the Banking and Real Estate Services practice at Sills Cummis & Gross.
“I thank Governor Murphy for his confidence in entrusting me with this enormous responsibility. Gateway, being the largest infrastructure project in the nation, is vital to both commerce and commuters, not only in the great state of New Jersey, but to our partners in New York and all those along the northeast corridor. To all stakeholders, I pledge to bring every measure of mind and spirit I possess to this critical project,” said Zaro.