Investment in transportation infrastructure is a paramount duty of government and has a tangible effect on economic growth. The Sixth Congressional District serves as a vital transportation hub with interregional freight corridors, airports, major waterways, rail and commuter lines that move goods and services across the globe. Instead of pet projects and “bridges to nowhere," funding to improve roads, bridges, and highways needs to be targeted and efficient.
Congress must provide certainty to states by providing long-term federal transportation funding for needed infrastructure repairs and improvements. Continuing the capacity expansion of Interstate 94 W Corridor; rail-grade separation and safety improvements along US-10; and supporting transportation initiatives in the district are my top priorities.
Congress must also work to pass Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization to protect our air transportation system, carriers and maintain the safest travel possible.
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WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded St. Cloud Regional Airport a grant of $1,242,179 for the construction of a 1,600 foot taxiway to provide access to aircraft hangars. Due to growing demand, St. Cloud Regional Airport is quickly running out of hangar space. This grant would provide for infrastructure construction that would support additional development of the airport.
WASHINGTON, DC - Following the announcement of Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District to receive over $200 million for two of its major highways, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06), who
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Tom Emmer, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Anoka County-Blaine Airport a grant of $322,216 for safety improvements.
“Investments in our infrastructure help create jobs while enhancing public safety,” Klobuchar said. “By investing in safety at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport, we are making an important down payment on the economy of the region.”
Washington, D.C. – Last month, the Minnesota Delegation, led by Congressman Emmer and Congresswoman McCollum, sent a letter to Secretary Chao and Secretary Tillerson requesting full and fair enforcement of United States open skies agreements.
Current violations of these agreements, specifically by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, puts U.S. airline companies and international hubs such as the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport at a competitive disadvantage, having a direct impact on jobs and revenue.
Washington D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) reintroduced his legislation, the National Interchange/Intersection Safety Construction Program (NIISCP) Act, which prioritizes funding for intersections and interchanges, improves safety, and increases local control over federal transportation dollars.
Washington, D.C. – Reps. Tom Emmer (R-MN) and José E. Serrano (D-NY) sent a letter last week to World Bank President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, with 39 of their colleagues urging him to improve road safety in developing countries.