More on Infrastructure and Transportation

Mar 11, 2016

Questions Surround Discovery of Lead in Newark Schools’ Water

Children went to school at Branch Brook Elementary where the lead levels reached 13 times the EPA’s acceptable threshold and where some parents defensively dismissed the concern.

Mar 11, 2016

Newark Public Schools Under Water Ban Due To Discovery Of Lead

In Newark, N.J., officials have closed the water lines for 30 schools in the Newark Public Schools system due to the discovery of lead and discoloration.

Mar 10, 2016

Feds pitching in: EPA, DEP addressing lead levels at Newark schools

The Environmental Protection Agency will be assisting the state in its continuing probe into elevated levels of lead found in the drinking water at 30 Newark public school buildings, an EPA spokesman confirmed Thursday.

Mar 10, 2016

Officials: Traces of lead in Newark schools not as bad as Flint

School officials said Wednesday that elevated traces of lead in water samples from 30 public school campuses do not rise to the level of the crisis in Flint, Michigan, but elected officials and environmental advocates called for the replacement of old lead pipes throughout the city.

Mar 10, 2016

'Don't Drink The Water' In Newark Public Schools, Officials Say

Elevated levels of lead and discoloration caused officials to shut off the water taps at 30 schools in Newark, New Jersey, on Wednesday.

Dec 22, 2015

Maximum Monthly Commuter Tax Benefit for Transit Riders Increased

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (N.J.-10) made an appearance at New Jersey Transit’s (NJT) Walnut Station in Montclair on Monday to urge transit commuters to take advantage of new federal tax benefits to help pay the cost of rising bus and train fares.

Dec 22, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker Deliver Holiday Gift for NJ Transit Riders: Tax Breaks, Money Back in Their Pockets

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker at New Jersey Transit’s (NJT) Walnut Station in Montclair to urge transit commuters to take advantage of new federal tax benefits to help pay the cost of rising bus and train fares.

Dec 9, 2015

New Jersey Transit Receives $71 Million Federal Sandy Funding

New Jersey Transit received $71,419,023 in federal Sandy relief funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to rebuild and make New Jersey’s transit network more resilient to future natural disasters.

Dec 4, 2015

Congressman Payne Says Tunnel Project Is Way Overdue

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is the latest in a chorus of lawmakers calling for the immediate finance and construction of new rail tunnels between New Jersey to New York City; a project that NJ Congressman Donald Payne Jr. says should have been in the works years ago.

Nov 13, 2015

Payne, Pascrell, Sires Urge Port Authority to Improve Wages, Benefits for Subcontracted Airport Workers

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Congressman Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), and Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-08) sent a letter urging the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to improve the depressed wages and benefits of subcontracted aviation service workers at Port Authority airports, particularly the 4,000 employed at Newark Liberty International Airport.