Transportation and Infrastructure
Transportation and Infrastructure
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.
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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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.