More on Infrastructure and Transportation

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.

Sep 30, 2015

Homeland Security Committee Passes Payne Aviation Security Bill with Bipartisan Support

Today, the Committee on Homeland Security passed, with bipartisan support, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s (NJ-10) legislation to strengthen collaboration between the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Aviation Security Advisory Committee, which advises the TSA on security matters.

Sep 15, 2015

Payne Participates in Jersey City Workshop on Unsafe Oil Trains

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) participated in a community workshop on unsafe oil trains in Jersey City, where he discussed his legislation to improve tank car safety.

Sep 8, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Sires, PANYNJ Announce $256M in PATH Sandy Relief Grants

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), along with U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and U.S. Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-08), today joined Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Executive Director Patrick Foye to announce $255,529,424 in federal grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to repair damage sustained by the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail system during Superstorm Sandy.

Aug 21, 2015

Payne, Jr. Announces Workforce Development Grant for Jersey City

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program (Ladders of Opportunity Initiative) funding in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

Jul 22, 2015

Obama signs first responders bill sponsored by N.J. Rep. Payne

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr.'s bill to ensure that the federal Department of Homeland Security and first responders can talk to each other became law Monday.

Jul 2, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on Tennessee Train Derailment

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after a freight train carrying toxic gas derailed in Tennessee, causing the evacuation of thousands.

Jun 4, 2015

VIDEO RELEASE: Rep. Payne, Jr. Statement on Amtrak CEO Testimony on Derailment

Congressman Payne, Jr. released the following statement regarding Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman’s statement to the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that positive train control will be in place for the entire Northeast Corridor by the end of the year.

May 21, 2015

Rep. Payne, Jr. Speaks on Amtrak 188 Crash and Infrastructure Investment

Congressman Payne, Jr. spoke on the House Floor on the derailment of Amtrak Train 188 and the importance of investing in our nation's infrastructure.