Transportation and Infrastructure

Northern Ohio’s geographic positions provides us with many strategic economic opportunities. At the western end of the district, the transportation links between the Port of Toledo and the St. Lawrence Seaway System, the intersection of Interstates I-75 and I-80/I-90, and one of the nation's six busiest rail centers offer tremendous opportunities. These assets are investments in the future of the region. Construction of the I-280 Veterans' Glass City Skyway, rehabilitation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza (Central Union Terminal) rail station, and expansion of Toledo Express Airport have increased the viability of the Northwest Ohio region.

Converting local public transit and other public vehicle fleets to renewable energy would enhance our reputation as a center for alternative energy development. This effort is enabled through the University of Toledo and its University Transportation Center, which was secured in the highway bill. The transportation center pursues research and the development of the next generation of transportation professionals.

Assuring that our nation has a 21st century transportation system to meet our ever increasing needs is critical in maintaining our economy. Investing in a modern high-speed passenger rail system is essential to securing the future economic development of our region and the nation.

More on Transportation and Infrastructure

November 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water, announced several investments from the fiscal year 2019 work plan from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Northern Ohio as well as the Soo Locks, which are critical for moving industrial materials across the Great Lakes. The Energy and Water Subcommittee oversees all spending by the Army Corps.

August 27, 2018 Press Release

Parma, OH – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) announced that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will award $1,025,000 to the City of Parma to support the Brookdale/Broadview Septic System Abatement Project. The funding is issued through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 594 Infrastructure Improvement Funding Program to the Ohio Small Communities Environmental Infrastructure Group (SCEIG). The program supports water-related infrastructure and development projects that help alleviate environmental infrastructure issues throughout the state.

June 5, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of the Ohio Delegation, will today introduce an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 to expand the scope of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) to use funds to bolster trade and port activity in the Great Lakes region. Additionally, the bill renames the Seaway the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

May 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last Friday, Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Paul Mitchell (R-MI), Jack Bergman (R-MI), and John Moolenaar (R-MI) led a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump, urging his continued commitment to rebuild and improve the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The letter was sent in response to remarks the president made during a recent event in Washington Township, Michigan, where he told the crowd he supports modernizing the Soo Locks.

April 4, 2018 Press Release

Cleveland — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced $2.6 million in federal investment for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) to renovate bus facilities.

March 29, 2018 Press Release

President Donald Trump will visit Richfield, Ohio on Thursday to discuss his infrastructure proposal with the International Union of Operating Engineers. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) issued the following in response to the visit and infrastructure proposal:


January 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of the Ohio Delegation, led a bipartisan group of eight Midwestern lawmakers in a letter to President Donald Trump seeking support for the Hyperloop Transportation Initiative — a grant program to accelerate the development of this technology and the opportunities it could create for Ohio and other Midwest states.

From the letter:

October 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) and Congressman Steve Knight (CA-25) announced the creation of the bipartisan NASA Caucus to strengthen awareness of NASA’s many connections to our national security and economic interests, provide a bipartisan forum to discuss the scientific and technological challenges to American flight and space exploration endeavors, and serve as a focal point for public and private sector air and space expertise that cover the full range of NASA’s initiatives.

September 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) today signed onto a letter urging further action from the Trump Administration to ensure that Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands receive the assistance and help needed to deal with the ongoing crisis after Hurricane Maria.

September 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to protect Ohio aviation industry jobs from unfair practices of foreign airlines, Congressman Bob Gibbs and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur led the Ohio delegation with a letter urging the Trump Administration to enforce our Open Skies agreements.