March 22, 2024 – The Alliance for Action headed north this week for the Bergen County Chapter held in Paramus, NJ. 

Bergen County has over $100 million in active construction projects including new and improved schools, medical centers, park improvements, bridge upgrades and more. County Executive Jim Tedesco announced the NJTPA allocated over $300 million to the bottleneck Route 17 roadway widening project, with another $10 million to improve Rochelle Park. 

CEO of Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce Jim Kirkos discussed the Meadowlands 2040 vision of adding the Meadowlands Convention Center and several hotels to the MetLife and American Dream Mall complex. The project will create over 17,000 construction jobs and generate over $13 billion in revenue. 

Head of E-Mobility Andrew Farrell discussed Rockland Electric Company’s investments in safety programs, clean energy, and e-mobility with EV adoptions and investments in charging infrastructure. Over $80 million is anticipated to be spent over the next five years. 

Veolia is investing over $21 million in Bergen County for replacements and improvements of its water infrastructure systems throughout the region. Many of these upgrades are being made to pump stations and lead service line replacements. Vice President/General Manager of NJ Utility Operations Alan Weland explained how Veolia is working to eliminate PFAS from drinking water systems and how they are using technology to transform their efficiency. 

The Alliance for Action’s next County Chapter Meeting will be April 2nd, the Middlesex Chapter. To learn more about Alliance for Action events, click here

The Alliance for Action is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Since 1974, we’ve worked as a non-partisan and non-profit association representing thousands of business, labor, government, utility, education, professional, and other New Jersey leaders. Our mission is to improve New Jersey’s economy through the promotion of environmentally friendly capital construction and infrastructure investment.