Infrastructure and Transportation

Investing in our nation’s aging transportation and infrastructure is not only important for public safety, but it is vital to creating jobs, strengthening our economy, and making America competitive in the 21st Century.

More on Infrastructure and Transportation

September 22, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

 

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants to make sure airlines retain as many workers as possible during the current coronavirus public health crisis.    

 

August 26, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement on whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is prepared to help Americans recover from Hurricane Laura and other natural disasters during the coronavirus global pandemic.    

August 26, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement on the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) announcement that the Portal North Bridge Project will receive $248 million in funding. 

August 22, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for the Delivering for America Act today to improve mail delivery nationwide and provide the United States Postal Service $25 billion to handle the expected increase in traffic from mail-in ballots for the 2020 election.

August 21, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

August 18, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. visited three local Post Offices in his district today to get more information on how to help them survive the U.S. Postal Service’s unprecedented attack from the Trump Administration.  This week, the House plans to vote on two bills to restore postal service and delivery to pre-coronavirus levels as well as provide the Postal Service with $25 billion in emergency funds. 

July 1, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

June 25, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. co-sponsored the Moving Forward Act today.  The $1.5 trillion bill (H.R. 2) would provide funds to build or repair critical roads, bridges and other infrastructure throughout the country as well as build schools, create new housing, and expand the nation’s broadband Internet access.  In addition, it would allocate at least $7.6 billion for rail projects along the Northeast Corridor, such as the Hudson River Tunnel.            

June 21, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. praised the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for its decision to advance the Portal North Bridge project to the engineering phase of the Capital Investment Grant program. This decision brings the project one step closer to construction. The new $1.5 billion bridge would be built to support faster, safer, and more frequent trains between Newark and New York City. 

May 13, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants four major airlines to use coronavirus stimulus funding to help customers and workers during the coronavirus global pandemic.