Senator Collins recognizes the importance of restoring and improving our nation’s crumbling roads, bridges, and other critical infrastructure.  As the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, Senator Collins has the unique ability to help establish our nation’s transportation priorities, while working to help ensure that Maine’s needs are addressed. She has provided strong funding for transportation projects nationwide and represented a thoughtful approach to infrastructure investment. Senator Collins has also long been a leader in efforts to end runaway and youth homelessness.

Senator Collins Announces More Than $6.1 Million for Maine Airports

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that four Maine airports have received a total of $6,121,002.  This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). 

 

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Senator Collins Announces $48.5 Billion in COVID-19 Emergency Funding for Transportation, Housing Programs

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Senate voted 96-0 last night to pass a $340 billion supplemental appropriations bill to help protect the health and well-being of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The legislation includes a section she co-authored directing $48.5 billion to support transportation and housing programs.

 

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Senator Collins Announces Nearly $17 Million for Railroad That Serves the Downeaster

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) has been awarded $16,867,281 for infrastructure upgrades to railways in Wells, North Berwick, and Brunswick.  This funding has been awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) fiscal year (FY) 2019 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program.

 

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Senator Collins Announces Nearly $1.5 Million for Portland International Jetport

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Portland International Jetport has been awarded $1,480,000 to construct a new 250 foot Taxiway to efficiently transit aircraft from Runway 11, make repairs to Taxiway A, and complete rehabilitation of the service road.  This funding was awarded through the U.S.

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Senator Collins Announces Nearly $4.5 Million for Portland International Jetport

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Portland International Jetport has been awarded a total of $4,494,330 to construct a 1,225 foot Taxiway to provide access from Runway 36 to Runway 29.  This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

 

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Senator Collins Announces $245,000 for Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians to Purchase Snow Removal Equipment

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians have received $245,000 to purchase snow removal equipment, including a loader and snow plow, to maintain the safety of their roads in Aroostook County during inclement weather.   As a result of this funding, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians will be able to operate their transit program—which transports youth and seniors—in poor weather conditions. This funding was awarded through the U.S.

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Funding Secured by Senator Collins to Improve Maine’s Transportation & Housing Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill was signed into law last night.  This legislation will make critical improvements to Maine’s transportation infrastructure, promote economic development, and provide housing assistance for the most vulnerable populations. 

 

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Senator Collins Secures $225 Million for Port Improvements in Final Appropriations Agreement

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the final Appropriations agreement unveiled yesterday provides $225 million to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of our nation’s ports.  The legislation also prioritizes small grant applications for ports like Portland, Eastport, and Searsport.

 

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Funding Secured by Senator Collins to Improve Maine’s Transportation & Housing Advances

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill unveiled today makes critical improvements to Maine’s transportation infrastructure, promotes economic development, and provides housing assistance for the most vulnerable populations.  The legislation now awaits a vote by the full U.S. House of Representatives.

 

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Senator Collins Announces $3.2 Million for Newton Field Airport in Jackman

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Newton Field Airport in Jackman has been awarded $3,200,000 to extend the runway to accommodate ambulance air service by LifeFlight of Maine.  This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

 

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $3.2 Million for Public Transit Buses in Maine

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the City of Bangor’s Community Connector Public Transit System, the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Transit Committee have received a total of $3,223,567 to replace public transit vehicles that have exceeded their useful lives and construct a new transportation center.  This funding was administered through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program.

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Senator Collins’ Transportation & Housing Funding Bill Passes Senate with Major Wins for Maine

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate advanced the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill, legislation authored by Chairman Susan Collins.  The legislation includes Senator Collins’ provisions to make critical improvements to Maine’s transportation infrastructure, promote economic development, and provide housing assistance for the most vulnerable populations.

 

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Senator Collins’ Transportation & Housing Funding Bill Passes Senate with Major Wins for Maine

Washington, D.C. — Today by a vote of 84-9, the U.S. Senate advanced the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill, legislation authored by Chairman Susan Collins.  The legislation includes Senator Collins’ provisions to make critical improvements to Maine’s transportation infrastructure, promote economic development, and provide housing assistance for the most vulnerable populations.

 

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Senator Collins’ Transportation & Housing Funding Bill Advances with Major Wins for Maine

Washington, D.C. — Today the Appropriations Committee advanced the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill, legislation authored by Chairman Susan Collins, by a vote of 31-0.  The legislation includes Senator Collins’ provisions to make critical improvements to Maine’s transportation infrastructure, promote economic development, and provide housing assistance for the most vulnerable populations.

 

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Appropriations Committee Approves Key Funding Senator Collins Secured for Rural Airports

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Appropriations Committee approved a $237 million increase for the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill she authored.  The $17.7 billion in total funding for the agency will help to improve safety and operations at rural airports in Maine and across the country.

 

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