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  • Rep. Don Beyer Urges Employers to be Generous and Flexible in the Face of Tomorrow’s Unprecedented Metro Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement after the announcement this afternoon that the Washington Metropolitan Area Metro Authority (WMATA) will suspend Metrorail service for 29 hours beginning at midnight tonight: Our office has been in contact with the Office of Personnel Management. We have urged them to allow unscheduled leave for federal employees, and I urge other employers in the region to be equally flexible, allowing employees to take unscheduled leave or to work from hom... Read more

  • Virginia Members React to NPS Memorial Bridge Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    The National Park Service (NPS) today announced that Arlington Memorial Bridge will need to close by 2021 absent funding for a full rehabilitation. The bridge has been undergoing emergency repairs since last year. Northern Virginia Reps. Don Beyer, Gerry Connolly, and Barbara Comstock, along with Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, reacted to the news with urgent calls to fund repairs, estimated to cost as much as $280 million. “Memorial Bridge was built to symbolize the coming together and reun... Read more

  • Beyer Attempts To Offer Amendments To Curb Regional Airplane & Helicopter Noise
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today Congressman Don Beyer offered two amendments in the Science, Space, and Technology Committee that would have compelled the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to study the impact of military helicopter noise on the National Capital Region and to evaluate FAA-operated flight paths over the region. Beyer introduced the amendments for inclusion on H.R. 4489, the “FAA Leadership in Groundbreaking High Tech Research and Development Act,” otherwise known as the Flight R&D Act. In a highly unus... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Governor McAuliffe’s I-66 Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Representative Don Beyer released the following statement today in reaction to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s proposal to add one eastbound lane to I-66 between the Beltway and Glebe Road: Read more

  • Beyer, Van Hollen Amendment Signed Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    December 4, 2015 (Washington, DC) – President Barack Obama signed legislation into law today introduced by Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) and Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) to give local governments regulation authority of towing companies Read more

  • Virginia, DC Members Meet With Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Virginia delegation colleagues Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), and Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC) to meet with incoming Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld today. Read more

  • Beyer Statement on NTSB Recommendations
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement on the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) recommendations announced today calling for direct federal safety oversight of Washington’s Metrorail system by the Federal Railroad Administration: “Metro can and should be the nation’s premier public transportation system. I am disheartened by Metro’s seeming inability to get out of this quagmire of problems. I will give today’s NTSB recommendation serious thought, and am eager to hear t... Read more

  • Beyer Backs Full Metro Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Don Beyer made the following statement this morning regarding H.R. 2577, the funding bill for the Department of Transportation under consideration in the House, which would cut Metro funding by $50 million: “We saw earlier this week at Memorial Bridge what happens when Congress abdicates its responsibility to fund our nation’s infrastructure,” said Rep. Beyer. “Now is not the time to back out of our commitment to the national capital metro system. For the safety of all the thousands ... Read more

  • Beyer Hosts Press Conference at Memorial Bridge
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Transportation

    Congressman Don Beyer was joined by U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell at a press conference at Arlington Memorial Bridge to highlight the neglected condition of the bridge and the critical need for Congress to act on infrastructure improvements. Rep. Beyer delivered the following remarks: “Please, look at this bridge. Two lanes closed on on... Read more

  • Memorial Bridge Lane Closures Demand Federal Action
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Senator Mark Warner (VA), Senator Tim Kaine (VA), Delegate Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC) and Congressman Don Beyer (VA-8) called for stronger federal infrastructure investment, citing the closure of yet a second lane on the iconic and congested Arlington Memorial Bridge as the latest evidence of federal neglect. "There is nothing more emblematic of Congress’ failure to invest in our nation’s infrastructure than the bridge that brings people into our nation’s capital, a national memorial, falling ap... Read more