More on Infrastructure and Transportation

May 26, 2017

Payne Urges Christie, NJ Transit, NJDOT to Reconsider Plan to Reroute Midtown Direct Service During Penn Station Repairs

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, sent a letter to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chair Richard Hammer, and NJ Transit Executive Director Steven Santoro, urging them to reconsider their plan to reroute Midtown Direct service during Amtrak’s New York Penn Station track work this summer.

May 25, 2017

NJ House Reps Laud $10M for NJ Transit to Install Positive Train Control

All twelve New Jersey U.S. House Representatives lauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s $10 million grant to New Jersey Transit (NJT) to advance its implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) along its rail lines.

May 17, 2017

Payne Introduces Resolution to Support Infrastructure Week

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, introduced a resolution expressing support for the designation of the week of May 15 through May 19, 2017, as Infrastructure Week.

May 15, 2017

Payne, Jr. Visits Century-Old Portal Bridge, Highlights Need for Robust Federal Infrastructure Investment

Today, as part of Infrastructure Week, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined Amtrak representatives for a Portal Bridge site tour and a briefing about the condition of the bridge and the larger Gateway Program for rail infrastructure improvements along the Northeast Corridor.

Apr 5, 2017

Payne, Jr. Statement on Rail Disruptions in Northeast Corridor

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement on the recent accidents at New York’s Penn Station.

Feb 15, 2017

Reps. Payne, Jr., Sires Introduce Bill to Require Transparency in Railroad and Rail Transit Safety Audits

Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) and Albio Sires (D-NJ) introduced legislation that would allow Members of Congress, Senators, and their constituents to know when a railroad or rail transit agency is being investigated for safety violations by the Federal government.

Jan 25, 2017

Payne, Jr. Statement on Trump Infrastructure Priorities

Congressman Payne, Jr., a recently appointed member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, issued the following statement today after McClatchy published a preliminary list of infrastructure priorities under the Trump administration, including the Gateway project to expand rail service between New Jersey and New York.

Jan 10, 2017

Payne, Jr. Appointed to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for 115th Congress

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced his appointment to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the 115th Congress.

Jun 29, 2016

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Pallone, Pascrell, Sires, Norcross, Watson Coleman Announce Over $400M in Final Round of NJT, PATH Sandy Relief Grants

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.), and U.S. Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. (N.J.-06), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (N.J.-09), Albio Sires (N.J.-08), Donald M. Payne, Jr. (N.J.-10), Donald Norcoss (N.J.-01) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (N.J.-12), today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a combined $402,592,829 in federal grants to repair damage sustained by New Jersey Transit (NJT) and Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail systems during Superstorm Sandy.

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