More on Infrastructure and Transportation

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.

May 6, 2014

Lawmakers Would Double Fines for Deceptive Airfare Pricing

Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-10th Dist.) joined in support of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) at a press conference at Newark Liberty International Airport to announce legislation that would double fines against airlines and online ticket sellers that fail to post a ticket's total cost up front.

May 5, 2014

Lawmakers would double fines for deceptive air fare pricing

Heading into the summer travel season, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) want to double fines against airlines and on-line ticket sellers that fail to post a ticket's total cost up front, and hit buyers with additional charges when they check-out.

Feb 20, 2014

Hope for grid security? The federal government may actually get something done

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security adopted an amendment offered by Rep. Payne, Jr. that would result in a comprehensive assessment of actions necessary to expand and strengthen the capabilities of the electrical power system to prepare for, respond to, mitigate, and recover from a natural disaster or cyber attack.