More on Infrastructure and Transportation

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.

May 19, 2015

Payne Statement on Two-Month Highway Trust Fund Extension

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2353, Two-Month Highway Trust Fund Extension.

May 13, 2015

Payne Statement on Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today issued the following statement on the derailment of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia.

Apr 29, 2015

Rep. Payne, Jr. Discusses His Bill to Improve Tank Car Safety

Congressman Payne, Jr. introduced the Tank Car Safety and Security Act of 2015, legislation to strengthen the safety standards for DOT-111 tank cars that transport flammable liquids.

Apr 23, 2015

House Passes Payne Amendment to Protect Critical Infrastructure Against Cyber Attacks

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015, which included an amendment by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to protect critical infrastructure against cyber attacks.

Apr 21, 2015

Rep. Payne Introduces Bill to Make Trains Carrying Oil Safer

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. has introduced a bill that would retrofit tank cars to help prevent explosions during derailments of trains carrying Bakken crude oil.

Apr 21, 2015

Rep. Payne Introduces Bill to Make Trains Carrying Oil Safer

Payne introduced a bill that would retrofit the DOT-1-11 tank cars with thicker steel jackets, bolstered end caps, thermal shields and pressure release valves to help prevent punctures and explosions during derailments.

Apr 21, 2015

Oil tank cars would be retrofitted or retired to make freight tracks safer under proposed bill

Older railroad tank cars used to haul flammable liquids, such as Bakken crude oil, would be put on a fast track to retirement unless they are retrofitted with better safety equipment under a bill proposed by a New Jersey congressman.

Apr 21, 2015

Fixing crude oil tankers alone won't keep New Jersey safe | Editorial

Rep. Donald Payne (D-10th) did the right thing by introducing a bill Wednesday that improves the standards of the tanker cars, a thin-skinned fleet that predates the enormous proliferation of crude oil transport throughout the U.S.

Apr 21, 2015

The Record: Oil train safety

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. of Newark introduced a bill calling for the cars to be phased out a year earlier than the proposal from the U.S. Department of Transportation.