Transportation

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 »

What You Need To Know About Metro’s Big Blue And Yellow Line Summer Shutdown

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WAMU 88.5 | Transportation planning procrastinators: This is for you. You’ve heard of the Blue and Yellow Line closures this summer, but you’ll get to it tomorrow. You still have time, right? Well, it’s that time. Six Blue and Yellow Line stations in Virginia close this Saturday for the entire summer. They’ll re-open Sept. 9, but may still need occasional weekend work. Here’s everything you might’... Read more »

Beyer, Connolly, Wexton Urge OPM To Expand Telework Flexibility During Upcoming Metro Shutdown

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Today Virginia Reps. Don Beyer, Gerry Connolly, and Jennifer Wexton sent a letter urging the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to issue guidance to federal agencies expanding telework options during the upcoming Metro shutdown. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Platform Improvement Project will close six Yellow and Blue Line stations in Northern Virginia from May 25 t... Read more »

Congressional delegation seeks $2 billion for Metro over 10 years

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Fairfax News | All members of the National Capital House Congressional Delegation, led by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), have reintroduced the Metro Accountability and Investment Act, which would provide up to $2 billion of federal funding for Metro over a ten-year period. The measure reauthorizes an existing federal capital funding source and provides new federal capital and operating funds c... Read more »

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 »