More on Infrastructure and 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.

Apr 15, 2015

Payne Introduces Tank Car Safety and Security Act of 2015

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today 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 2, 2015

Universities like Rutgers are frequent targets for cyber attacks, expert says

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. said he has a bill that would dedicate $1 million to studying the security of the power grid.

Apr 2, 2015

Million-dollar grant awarded to South Orange for greenway paths

South Orange Village announced last week that it has been awarded a $1 million grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation for its ongoing River Greenway project. According to the village, this is likely the largest single grant ever received by South Orange.

Apr 1, 2015

National Academies of Science plans grid-resilience study

The National Academies of Science (NAS) plans to conduct "a national-level comprehensive study on the future resilience and reliability of the nation's electric power transmission and distribution system," as a result of the SMART Grid Study Act of 2014 (SGT, July-14), the office of US Rep Donald Payne Jr, D-New Jersey's 10th district, told the press yesterday.

Mar 3, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Pallone, Pascrell, Sires Announce Nearly a Half-Billion in USDOT Grants for NJ Sandy Recovery, Resilience

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), along with U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Congressmen Frank Pallone (NJ-06), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), and Albio Sires (NJ-08), announced a combined $458,635,200 in federal Sandy relief grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to rebuild and make New Jersey’s transit network more resilient to future natural disasters.

Sep 29, 2014

Creating an Integrated Grid: Regulators, Legislators Can Help

Integrating more distributed power generation and energy storage can help make a grid more flexible, resilient, sustainable and environmentally friendly. Legislators and regulators, at the federal and state level, have an opportunity to craft policy solutions that would make these advanced strategies more feasible -- thus empowering utilities to support broader long-term goals.

Sep 16, 2014

Payne, Menendez, Booker Applaud Addition of Newark Contaminated Site to EPA Superfund List

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for adding the Pierson’s Creek site in Newark to its Superfund list of most hazardous waste sites. New Jersey now has 115 Superfund sites on the National Priorities List, tops in the nation.