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

May 22, 2020 Press Release

Cleveland, OH – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) released the following statement after the Trump Administration rejected the certification of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s (NOACA) request for direct federal funding from the Department of the Treasury through the Coronavirus Relief Fund. The Trump Administration conveyed its decision in a letter from the Department of Treasury to Representatives Kaptur, Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), David Joyce (R-OH) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

May 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) joined 78 of her House colleagues in urging House Leadership to include a “Restoration and Resilience Jobs” program in future economic recovery packages. In April 2019, Rep. Kaptur introduced the 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act of 2019, legislation to reestablish and build upon the historic achievements of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act), ahead of a vote on the bill scheduled for Friday evening.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Fred Upton (R-MI), Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Dan Kildee (D-MI), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Haley Stevens (D-MI), Van Taylor (R-TX), and Terri Sewell (D-AL) lead a bipartisan group of lawmakers in urging House Leadership to support jobs and economic stabilization of the auto industry in future coronavirus relief packages.

 

April 16, 2020 Press Release

Cleveland, OH – Today, Representatives Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) and Marcia Fudge (OH-11) announced roughly $111 million for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, passed last month by Congress. Included in the legislation was $25 billion to support transit agencies and their workers. Transit agencies across the U.S.

April 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur announced $49,426,696 in federal funding for airports across Northern Ohio as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed last month by Congress. The legislation includes $10 billion in funds to be awarded as economic relief to eligible U.S. airports affected by the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the COVID-19. These funds are being administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

 

April 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur announced $18,870,900 for the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, passed last month by Congress. Included in the legislation was $25 billion to support transit agencies and their workers. Transit agencies across the U.S.

March 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, held a Subcommittee hearing on the Trump Administration’s FY 2021 budget request for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation.

 

Rep. Kaptur Opening Statement As Prepared For Delivery

 

The Subcommittee will come to order. We are here today to discuss the fiscal year 2021 budget request for the Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation.

February 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, held a Subcommittee hearing on the Trump Administration’s FY 2021 budget request for the Department of Energy (DOE). DOE Secretary Dan Brouillette testified on behalf of the Administration.

 

Rep. Kaptur Opening Statement As Prepared For Delivery

 

February 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, announced that two U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grants totaling $27,000,000 will be awarded to the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and Port of Cleveland to carry out important infrastructure projects at each location. The funds were awarded competitively, and both highlight and strengthen Toledo and Cleveland’s regional and national importance in shipping. Rep. Kaptur will join the Port Authorities and U.S.