Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Representing the 9th District of Ohio

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

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.

August 31, 2017 Press Release

Toledo, OH – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $323,100 to the Erie-Ottawa International Airport to update the airport’s master plan and the layout plan to address goals for the future development of the airport. Read more about the award here.

June 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) and Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25), introduced legislation, H.R. 3033 the Aeronautics Innovation Act of 2017, which creates funding and programmatic stability for NASA to mature and demonstrate new aeronautics technology that will continue to secure the Nation’s position as the world’s leading air and economic power.

June 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, on the day President Donald Trump visits Ohio, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) was joined by Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) in a letter to President Trump to urge this Administration to put the American people first, and act on big, broad policies that invest in America’s infrastructure and economy.

Key excerpts from the letter:

February 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) joined as a cosponsor of the Buy American Improvement Act of 2017. The bipartisan legislation would ensure that iron and steel for infrastructure and transportation projects is made in America.

November 17, 2016 Press Release

November 17, 2016                                                                           

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Kaptur Slams Republican Leaders in Congress for Failing to Pass Critical 2017 Budget and Department Funding Bills