More on Infrastructure and Transportation

Sep 12, 2014

Lawmakers pledge support for Rahway River flood control after mayors visit D.C.

A group of local officials who traveled to Capitol Hill this week to ask for federal money for a Rahway River flood-control study received promises of support from legislators who called the project "essential."

Sep 9, 2014

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Sires Announce $14.8M TIGER Grant for Port Newark

Congressmen Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10)and Albio Sires (NJ-08) and U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) and today announced a $14,800,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to improve and expand facilities at Port Newark, create hundreds of jobs and enhance economic opportunities throughout the region.

Jul 29, 2014

Payne Supports Passage of Smart Grid Bill As Part of Larger Cyber Bill

Rep. Payne, Jr. supported the passage of H.R. 3696, the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, which included a critical amendment that would examine ways to strengthen and modernize the electric grid to defend against natural disasters and cyber attacks.

Jul 23, 2014

Healthy Cities volunteers can change the Face of a Community

The playground construction in Newark helped launch the Healthy Cities Initiative, a yearlong philanthropic program designed to coordinate children’s wellness, nutrition and play resources.

Jul 18, 2014

NEMA reacts to passage of energy and water funding bill

NEMA commented on House passage of FY2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which funds DOE. HR 4923 provides $160 million for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, which leads research and development activities for transmission, Smart Grid, energy storage, and cybersecurity.

Jul 11, 2014

House Passes Payne Smart Grid Study as Part of Larger Appropriations Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a provision requested by Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) as part of the Energy and Water Appropriations Act of 2015, which would dedicate $1 million to the study of the nation’s electric grid and determine actions to be taken to strengthen, modernize, and upgrade the nation’s power systems to better withstand natural disasters and cyber attacks.

Jun 25, 2014

International developer planning huge Linden warehouse complex

An international development company has approvals to build a nearly 3 million square-foot warehouse complex in five buildings on the former GAF site in the city.

Jun 24, 2014

For Super Bowl security, experts say communication was key

The Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications convened a hearing at NJIT at the request of Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District), its ranking Democrat, to examine security measures taken for the 2014 Super Bowl.

Jun 24, 2014


Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) as Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, hosted a field hearing entitled: “Mass Gathering Security: A Look at the Coordinated Approach to Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey and Other Large Scale Events.”

May 19, 2014

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. and Mayor Dwayne D. Warren Join Orange Housing Development Corporation at Oakwood Avenue Groundbreaking Ceremony

Congressman Donald Payne delivered notable dialogue on the revitalization of Orange at the Orange Housing Development Corporation's (OHDC) Oakwood Avenue Development Groundbreaking Ceremony at 203 Oakwood Avenue, Orange, New Jersey.