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.

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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.    

April 14, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. announced today that Newark Liberty International Airport would receive almost $148 million from the recent CARES Act stimulus package to help Americans during the coronavirus crisis.  Overall, the Federal Aviation Administration awarded 24 New Jersey airports roughly $161 million in funding.   

February 13, 2020 Press Release

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

February 13, 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 make the new Portal North Bridge project eligible for federal funding.  The new $1.5 billion bridge would be built to support faster, safer and more frequent trains between Newark and Penn Station in New York City.  The FTA would fund the project through the Capital Investments Grant Program. 

November 19, 2019 Press Release

Media Contact:    Patrick Wright -- (202) 225-3436 -- patrick.wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for a bill to secure $412 million in federal funding for New Jersey to repair state highways.  The state was in danger of losing that money if it didn’t spend it before July, 2020.      

February 22, 2019 Press Release

NEWARK, N.J. – Today, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr., joined more than 225 Members of Congress to cosponsor a resolution to terminate President Trump’s unlawful, dangerous emergency declaration that would steal $51,200,000 of urgently needed New Jersey Department of Defense military construction funds, which are critical to the security of our nation and the well-being of our men and women in uniform and military families.

 

January 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. announced that he has joined three subcommittees of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He will serve on the Subcommittees on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials; Highways and Transit; and Aviation.