Transportation

Beyer Statement On Administration Decision To Require Vaccinations For International Travelers

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September 20, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Beyer (D-VA) today responded to reports that the Biden-Harris Administration would institute a new requirement that international travelers be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before entering the United States. Beyer is the author of the Safe Travel Act, which would require full Covid vaccination or a negative test for domestic air and Amtrak travel. “...

DoD Commits to Looking at New Helicopter Noise Mitigation Strategies

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DoD Commits to Looking at New Helicopter Noise Mitigation Strategies BY JO DEVOE Originally published on Arlington Now Reducing local helicopter noise while conducting missions safely may be difficult, the Pentagon says, but the military is willing to try, according to a new report. The commitment and the recommendations conclude a Dept. of Defense report on the causes and effects of helicopter no...

Beyer Hails DOD Report On Reducing Helicopter Noise In National Capital Region, Urges Swift Implementation Of Recommendations

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July 23, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer today released a new report from the Department of Defense (DOD), Review and Assessment of Mitigation of Military Helicopter Noise. The report, which was completed as a result of Beyer’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2021, included recommendations long sought by Beyer and other regional lawmakers to mitigate helicopt...

House Passes Broad Infrastructure Legislation; Bill Includes Beyer Community Funding Requests, Wildlife Conservation Legislation, Suicide Prevention Amendment

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The House today passed the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation [INVEST] in America Act, ambitious surface transportation legislation that would pave the way to rebuilding America’s infrastructure. The bill contained top priorities for Northern Virginia and legislative measures sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), including: All of Beyer’s Member-designated trans...

Beyer Requests For Northern Virginia Infrastructure Priorities Included In House Surface Transportation Bill

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Late last week, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure completed a marathon markup of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation [INVEST] in America Act. The legislation, which House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer subsequently indicated will receive a floor vote in the House during the final week of June, included all four of Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA)...

Beyer Submits Community Project Funding Requests To Support Northern Virginia Infrastructure, Policing Reform, Health Care

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, today announced his submissions on behalf of Virginia’s 8th Congressional District requesting federal funds from the Fiscal Year 2022 Community Project Funding Program, which will provide targeted funding for local projects across the country. “The Community Project Funding requests I submitted on behalf o...

Chairman Beyer on Biden-Harris FY22 Discretionary Funding Request: A Blueprint for Building Back Better, Stronger

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in response to the release of the Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request: “The Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request would make critical investments to boost education in low-income areas, fight climate change, adva...

Parkway Safety Improvements Identified by National Park Service

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Originally Published In The Connection Papers Parkway Safety Improvements Identified by National Park Service Changes are in store for traffic on the George Washington Memorial Parkway to make it safer in the southern portion between Old Town and the Mount Vernon Plantation. After evaluating a safety study that was done last year, the National Park Service has identified nine “key intersections,” ...

WDVM: National Park Service recommends improving nine GW Parkway intersections

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Originally Published At WDVM National Park Service recommends improving nine GW Parkway intersections ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — The National Park Service has released its George Washington Memorial Parkway safety study, which Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va) commissioned to prevent crashes in the corridor. The park service identified nine intersections — between the City of Alexandria and Mount Vernon ...

National Park Service Releases GW Parkway Safety Study

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Today the National Park Service released its long-awaited George Washington Memorial Parkway safety study. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) commissioned the study to determine how to improve safety in its sections south of the City of Alexandria in Fairfax County. The Parkway has been the site of several serious crashes recently, sending motorists to the hospital and snarling traffic. “Traffic volume and hig...