Transportation

National Capital Region Congressional Delegation Reintroduce the Metro Accountability and Investment Act

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Today, all members of the National Capital House Congressional Delegation, led by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), reintroduced the Metro Accountability and Investment Act. The legislation reauthorizes an existing federal capital funding source for WMATA for ten years and provides new federal capital and operating funds contingent on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) ado... Read more »

D.C. region’s House members renew bid to double federal subsidy to Metro

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Washington Post | The Washington region’s House members renewed an effort to extend and double Metro’s federal subsidy Friday, hoping that the measure would receive a more positive reception now that Democrats control the chamber. The nine members filed a bill that is almost identical to one proposed last year by area Democrats during the previous Republican-led Congress, where it never gained tra... Read more »

In wake of fatal crash, Beyer urges quick completion of GW Parkway study

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Covering the Corridor | One day after a head-on collision killed one man and left three people hospitalized, Rep. Don Beyer said he has asked the National Park Service to move faster on its George Washington Parkway traffic study. The study, commissioned in late 2017, had originally been targeted for completion by early 2019. Beyer said Tuesday that NPS informed him the expected completion date is... Read more »

Beyer Urges NPS To Accelerate Traffic Study In Wake Of Fatal GW Parkway Crash

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Rep. Don Beyer today urged the National Park Service to again expedite its traffic study of GW Parkway in the wake of a fatal crash in Alexandria. The National Park Service responded that the traffic study analyzing historical vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle crash data is underway with an expected completion date in October, 2019. Beyer said: “Yesterday’s fatal accident is another tragic remind... Read more »

5 Questions With Don Beyer

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Arlington Magazine | Give us a snapshot of your district. We are the second-most-educated district in the country, second only to New York’s Upper East Side in college graduates. We are one of the wealthiest and certainly the most politically sophisticated. Politics and government are in our blood. It’s our hometown business. I never have to simplify things for audiences. At the same time, the 8th... Read more »

Beyer Leads House Effort To Protect Funding For Key NASA Mission

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This week Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a member of the House Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, led an appropriations request to protect funding for NASA’s Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission. The President’s recently-released budget recommended the elimination of the mission, even though it was identified as the top priority on the National Research Council’s most recent a... Read more »

National Capital Region Congressional Delegation Request Full Funding for WMATA

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Today, members of the National Capital Region Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development requesting $150 million in federal funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). This funding is part of a federal-state partnership between the federal government, Virginia, Maryland, and the Distri... Read more »

Beyer Presses FAA For Flight Path Modifications In Response To Requests From Citizens’ Group

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Rep. Beyer today sent a letter to Federal Aviation (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta seeking expedited action in response to requests for flight path modifications requested by the DCA Working Group. Beyer’s support for the requests seeking changes to south flow departures were part of his longstanding attempts to reduce airplane noise in Northern Virginia communities. Beyer wrote: “I understand ... Read more »

NoVa Congressional Delegation Pushes for Funding for Major GW Parkway Rehab Work

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ARL Now | Federal officials think they have a good shot at winning $126 million in grant funds to make a series of badly needed repairs on a long section of the GW Parkway, and Northern Virginia’s congressional delegation is throwing its weight behind the effort. The National Park Service, which maintains the road, is currently applying for a hefty U.S. Department of Transportation grant to fund r... Read more »

Beyer Appointed To Serve On House Committee On Ways And Means

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) announced today that he has received an appointment to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, one of the five exclusive House committees. Ways and Means has a wide breadth of jurisdiction, including health care, trade policy and tariffs, and oversight of Medicare and Social Security. It is the House Committee directly responsible for writing tax legislation, and the old... Read more »