Transportation

Herrera Beutler Secures Federal Funds for Port of Longview Industrial Rail Expansion Project

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today applauded news that the Port of Longview had secured a $16 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation which will help complete the Port’s Industrial Rail Corridor Expansion (IRCE). The project will increase the Port of Longview’s cargo capacity to meet growing c...

Herrera Beutler to Inslee: Follow Example of New Jersey Governor Standing Up for New Jersey Commuters

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today sent a letter to Governor Jay Inslee highlighting the example set by New Jersey’s Democrat Governor who has pledged to block New York’s congestion pricing plan that would unfairly charge his state’s commuters for using existing infrastructure, and asking Inslee to do the same. In a July 2018 visit to Vancouver, Governor Inslee pledged that Oregon’s scheme ...

Herrera Beutler Highlights Mounting Concerns from Vancouver City Council Over Oregon’s Tolling Scheme

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today sent a letter to the head of the Oregon Department of Transportation echoing growing concerns – vocalized in a recent Vancouver City Council meeting by elected officials – over Oregon’s congestion pricing scheme that would disproportionately harm Southwest Washington commuters. In Herrera Beutler’s letter to Oregon Department of Transportation Director Kri...

Herrera Beutler Secures Federal Funding for Infrastructure Projects on the Columbia and Cowlitz Rivers

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) announced today that she secured key federal funding for infrastructure projects on the Columbia and Cowlitz Rivers in a spending plan advanced by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. The FY22 Energy and Water Subcommittee Appropriations bill included two Southwest Washington community funding priorities: sediment monitoring of the Lower Cowlitz Rive...

Herrera Beutler’s Columbia River Infrastructure Projects Signed into Law

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This week, the president signed into law the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) that included a Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler-authored provision to construct a turning basin navigation improvement project in the Columbia River. Herrera Beutler’s provision will authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct the necessary feasibility study of establishing a turning basin on ...

Herrera Beutler Presses for Addition of “Commuter Representatives” to I-5 Bridge Replacement Process

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today formally called on I-5 bridge replacement project leaders to extend a December 18 deadline for applications to its advisory groups and create “commuter representative” positions to ensure the project meets the needs of the people who will actually use the bridge on a regular basis. In a letter to Washington State Department of Transportation Secret...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Secures Funding for Pioneer Street Extension Project to Serve City of Ridgefield

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today lauded an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that the City of Ridgefield will be receiving a $5,812,000 grant for critical infrastructure upgrades. From her position as a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler fought to secure critical funding which is now being awarded through the Bette...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Secures Federal Funding for Hood River Bridge Replacement Project

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today applauded an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that the Port of Hood River Project will be receiving a $5 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant for design work to rebuild the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge. As a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Herre...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Outlines Key Steps for Successful I-5 Bridge Project

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Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler sent a letter to newly-selected Interstate Bridge Replacement Project Administrator Greg Johnson pledging her support for an I-5 bridge project that meets Southwest Washington’s needs and benefits the thousands of residents who commute and live on both sides of the Columbia River. “Replacing the bridge must be a cooperative effort between Washington state...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Secures Key Columbia River Infrastructure Projects in House-Passed Bill

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The Columbia River is closer to getting a vital turning basin navigation improvement project, thanks to a Congresswoman Herrera Beutler-authored provision in yesterday’s House-passed Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA). Herrera Beutler’s provision in the House WRDA bill sets in motion the establishment of a turning basin on the Columbia River near Kalama, known as the Lower Martin Bar, ...