Transportation

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jaime Herrera Beutler Applauds COVID-19 Funding for Clark County Transportation System

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Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded an announcement by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of a $15,817,139 grant awarded to Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area (C-TRAN) that will pay for operating, administrative, and preventative maintenance costs to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee,…

Jaime Herrera Beutler Applauds COVID-19 Funding for Longview Transportation System

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Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded an announcement by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of a $3,585,637 grant awarded to the City of Longview that will pay for operating, administrative, and preventative maintenance costs to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler helped secure this funding…

Jaime Herrera Beutler Helps Secure Federal Grant to Improve Bus Service for Longview Residents

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement yesterday that it was awarding a $1.5 million Bus and Bus Facilities grant to the city of Longview following the congresswoman’s support. In addition to helping secure funding for this grant program as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler specifically advocated for the city’s request for federal funds to replace the four oldest buses in the RiverCities Transit fleet.

Reps. Herrera Beutler, Higgins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Emergency Response to Oil Train Accidents

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U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Brian Higgins (D-NY) introduced the Fire Department Proper Response and Equipment Prioritization Act (FD PREP Act) today to better equip firefighters to respond to oil train accidents. The FD PREP Act would direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to categorize hazmat operations, training, and equipment acquisition relating to crude oil and ethanol rail traffic as “high priority” within its Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.