Infrastructure and Transportation

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February 13, 2020 Press Release

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February 13, 2020 Press Release

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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

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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.


September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – A few minutes ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a proposal by Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) that would bolster security in public areas of transportation facilities, including airports. Rep. Payne’s proposal, originally introduced as the “Securing Public Areas of Transportation Facilities Act of 2018” (H.R. 5766), was incorporated into the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Rep. Payne, Jr. issued the following statement:


June 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), sponsor of H.R. 5766, the “Securing Public Areas of Transportation Facilities Act of 2018”, issued the following statement on yesterday’s passage of his bill in the U.S. House of Representatives:


March 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 28, 2018, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that it has revised policy to increase participation of minority, woman-owned, and small business enterprises in construction and non-construction projects. U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) has been an outspoken advocate for diversity in Port Authority projects and has championed minority, woman-owned, and small businesses. He issued the following statement:

January 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On December 29, Deputy Federal Transit Administrator Jane Williams, wrongly stated that there is no agreement between the federal government and state governments to fund the Gateway Project, a multi-year project to modernize transportation infrastructure along the Northeast Corridor. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) co-led a bipartisan, bistate letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao calling for Congress and the Trump Administration to finally dedicate spending to infrastructure projects and get to work on the Gateway Project.

January 5, 2018 Press Release

NEWARK, N.J.— Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr., released the following statement after the Trump administration claimed the federal government never agreed to fund 50 percent of the Gateway Project, one of the nation’s most important multi-year, multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects.