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

September 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Co-Chair of the bipartisan House Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed a nearly $60 billion reconciliation bill that included her request for $350 million in funding for a state-of-the-art Great Lakes heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard.

August 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a series of grants totaling $3,541,777 for the Kelleys Island Land Field Airport, the Put-in-Bay Airport, and the Middle Bass Island Airport. The grants are made available to regional airports due to the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, supported by Rep. Kaptur, and signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021.

August 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement after the Senate overwhelmingly approved a $1 trillion infrastructure bill in a 69-30 vote. The legislation will next be taken up by the House for its consideration.

August 5, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement after meeting with the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, All Aboard Ohio, the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission, Amtrak, and the Federal Railroad Administration to encourage enhanced Amtrak connectivity in the Midwest.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a package of seven fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills, including Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education ($254 billion), Agriculture ($197 billion), Energy and Water ($53 billion), Financial Services ($29 billion), Interior ($43 billion), Military Construction and Veterans Affairs ($280 billion), and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development ($163 billion).

July 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement after legislation she sponsored, the 2022 Energy and Water Development funding bill, passed the House Appropriations committee. Next, the legislation will be considered by the full House. As Chair of the subcommittee with jurisdiction over appropriations for the Department of Energy, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bureau of Reclamation, Rep.

July 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) announced $32,594,306 in federal grant funding for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The American Rescue Plan Act, signed by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, allocated $8 billion in funding available to airports across the country to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact.

July 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Energy awarding $2 million to Cleveland, OH’s Eaton Corporation, and $1.6 million to Lakewood, OH’s NeoGraf Solutions LLC in support of their efforts to develop clean hydrogen technologies.

July 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the INVEST in America Act, a critical part of President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ commitment to Build Back Better for the American people. The legislation will now be taken up by the Senate.

April 28, 2021 Page

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The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation later this spring, building on H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, from the 116th Congress. Chairman Peter DeFazio announced that the T&I Committee will formally accept requests for projects from House Members.