Transportation

Virginia Delegation Sends Letter to Secretary Chao in Support of Long Bridge Project

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Today, Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, as well as Representatives Connolly, Scott, Wittman, Griffith, Beyer, McEachin, Cline, Riggleman, Wexton, Luria and Spanberger sent a letter to Secretary Chao in support of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s (DRPT) application for an Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant for the Long Bridge Project. “Long Bridge, the... Read more »

Virginia Mercury: Climate takes center stage in sweeping federal infrastructure plan

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Climate takes center stage in sweeping federal infrastructure plan By Robin Bravender - 1/30/2020 U.S. House Democrats this week unveiled plans to spend $760 billion over five years on infrastructure upgrades throughout the country. A central theme throughout their plan: combating climate change. The framework unveiled by Democrats on Wednesday prioritizes slashing greenhouse gas emissions from th... Read more »

Beyer, House Democrats Unveil $760 Billion Framework to Make Transformative Infrastructure Investments Across U.S.

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Today, Rep. Beyer (D-VA) joined House Democrats to unveil a new framework for a five-year, $760 billion investment in the nation’s infrastructure. Those investments would create an estimated 10 million jobs addressing some of the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs, from the massive maintenance backlog, to designing safer streets, to putting the U.S. on a path toward zero carbon pollution f... Read more »

Beyer Introduces Cleaner, Quieter Airplanes Act

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced the Cleaner, Quieter Airplanes Act, legislation that would bolster NASA’s efforts to reduce emissions from the aviation industry while also reducing the impact of airplane noise in airport-adjacent communities. “The Cleaner, Quieter Airplanes Act would address climate change and noise pollution from aircraft, two of the most persistent problems I hear about f... Read more »

FCT: Fairfax Connector workers on strike

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Fairfax Connector workers on strike BY ANGELA WOOLSEY - 12/6/2019 Hundreds of Fairfax Connector workers walked off the job on Thursday, joining their colleagues with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority who have now been striking for 44 days. Both groups of workers are calling for better pay and working conditions from their employer, the private contractor Transdev, a France-based p... Read more »

Beyer Calls On Trump To Personally Reimburse Taxpayers For Any Damage To Local Infrastructure At July 4th Event

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Yesterday news reports revealed new details about President Trump’s plans to turn the annual Capital Region’s celebration of July Fourth into an authoritarian-style marshal display, including the inclusion of tanks which exceed the weight limit for Arlington Memorial Bridge and the distribution of tickets to VIP’s by the Republican National Committee. In response Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represe... Read more »

Beyer Statement For The Record On Electric Flight Amendment Adopted By The House

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Rep. Beyer’s appropriations amendment directing $20 million in funding to NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for ultra-efficient flight, including electric flight, was adopted last night by the House of Representatives. His comments on the amendment follow: Statement for the Record on HR3055, Division A – Commerce, Justice, Science Beyer Amendment #159, Printed in the House Rule as #5... Read more »

Beyer Calls For Evans’ Resignation From Metro Board

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today after Jack Evans, the Chairman of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Board of Directors, acknowledged ethics violations stemming from conflicts of interest: “At a time when WMATA faces serious challenges, including the need to improve safety and reliability and secure long-term funding, we need WMATA’s leadership enti... Read more »

Capital Region Members Announce GAO Study on Helicopter Noise in Washington Metro Area

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), joined by Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD) and David Trone (D-MD), today announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) will conduct a study of helicopter noise within the Washington metropolitan region, a request the Members made in January. In their letter, Members wrote, “Man... Read more »

Local pols ask OPM to loosen teleworking rules as Metro shutdown approaches

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Covering the Corridor | It’s less than a week until all six Metro stations south of Reagan National Airport close for the summer, and Rep. Don Beyer and other local members of Congress want OPM to clarify teleworking rules for federal workers. So far OPM has not issued a guidance on telework during the shutdown, which begins Saturday and runs until September 8. Shuttle buses will be replacing trai... Read more »