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’ 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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Senator Collins Announces More Than $2.5 Million for 6 Maine Airports

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that six Maine airports have been awarded a total of $2,520,784.

 

“In a large state like Maine, local airports are an important transportation option that help promote job creation, economic development, and access to emergency services in rural communities,” said Senator Collins.  “This funding will allow local airports improve their infrastructure to enhance their safety and efficiency for Mainers and visitors to our state.”

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $6.7 Million for Portland 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 $6,785,505 through the U.S. Department of Transportation.  The funding will be used to expand the Jetport’s central deicing pad, which will provide overnight aircraft parking and an aircraft holding area.

 

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $350,000 for Rockland Marine Corporation

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Rockland Marine Corporation has been awarded $351,956 to purchase new equipment to boost production, create efficiencies, and become more competitive.  This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Small Shipyard Grant Program.

 

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $17 Million for Maine Railroad Improvements

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) has been awarded $17,468,840 for infrastructure upgrades and rail crossing safety improvements along approximately 75 miles of the Pan Am Railways freight mainline in rural parts of central and southern Maine.  This funding has been awarded through the U.S.

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Department of Transportation Announces Final Rule to Improve Oil Spill Response

Washington, D.C.—After a multi-year effort by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a final rule that will modernize comprehensive oil spill response plans for rail carriers transporting crude or other high-hazard flammable liquids.

 

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Bill Co-Authored by Senator Collins to Fund Key Transportation and Housing Programs Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Senate passed the fiscal year (FY) 2019 THUD appropriations bill she co-authored with Senator Jack Reed (D-RI).  The bill was advanced by a vote of 83-16 and was included in a funding package that would fund the remaining government agencies and avoid another lapse in government spending.  The FY 2019 THUD Appropriations Act will now be considered by the U.S.

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $5 Million for Maine DOT and City of Bangor

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a total of $5,091,370 to the Maine Department of Transportation (Maine DOT) and the City of Bangor.  This funding was awarded through the DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and will be used to purchase new buses and equipment that will serve residents in rural areas of Maine and the City of Bangor.

 

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $1 Million for Maine State Police

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Maine State Police will receive $1,011,074 to improve Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) safety and training.  This funding was awarded through the Department of Transportation’s fiscal year 2018 High Priority Grant Program.

 

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $6.2 Million for Brunswick Executive Airport

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Brunswick Executive Airport will receive a total of $6,215,820 for infrastructure improvements.  The funding was awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program, which sets aside funding for the Military Airport Program (MAP).

 

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