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Apr 21, 2015 | The Star-Ledger

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 | The Star-Ledger

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

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 | The Record

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 | Progressive Railroading

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 17, 2015 | The Jersey Journal

Congressional aides available for Bayonne residents during 'Mayor's Hours'

Issues: Local Issues

Representatives of U.S. Rep. Albio Sires and Rep. Donald Payne Jr. will join Mayor Jimmy Davis during Davis' monthly "Mayor's Hours" session with city residents, officials said.

Apr 17, 2015 |

N.J. members of Congress caucus on everything from arts to zoos

Congressman Payne, Jr. is one of three New Jersey Congressional Delegation members in the Congressional Black Caucus.

Apr 17, 2015 | Outbreak News Today

Congressmen Mullin and Payne establish ‘Congressional Men’s Health Caucus’

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) have joined together in a bi-partisan effort to improve the health and wellbeing of men and boys by co-chairing the newly reauthorized Congressional Men’s Health Caucus.

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 | Essex News Daily

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.