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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.

Apr 21, 2015

Quick action on tank cars urged

Saying the federal government is moving too slow to improve rail safety, U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. introduced a bill Wednesday that would require old tank cars hauling flammable liquid to be equipped with better safety features or taken off the tracks.

Apr 21, 2015

Rep. Payne calls for tighter standards on DOT-111 tank cars

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.) on Wednesday announced new legislation aimed at strengthening safety standards for DOT-111 tank cars transporting flammable liquids.

Apr 16, 2015

Payne Announces $492,300 Grant for Linden Airport

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced that the City of Linden has been awarded $492,300 through the Federal Aviation Administration to improve airport drainage and rehabilitate runway pavement.

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