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 $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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Bill Led by Senator Collins to Fund Key Transportation and Housing Programs Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, 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 92-6 and was the seventh bipartisan Appropriations bill passed by the Senate this year.  These bills must now be conferenced with legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

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Bill to Fund Key Transportation and Housing Programs across the U.S. and Maine Clears Appropriations Committee Unanimously

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Appropriations Committee unanimously approved the fiscal year (FY) 2019 appropriations bill she co-authored with Senator Jack Reed to advance transportation infrastructure development, housing assistance, and community development.  The bill was advanced by a vote of 31-0 and will now be considered by the full Senate.

 

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Senator Collins Announces $6 Million Grant to Replace Casco Bay Ferry

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Casco Bay Island Transit District (CBITD), also known as Casco Bay Lines, will receive $6 million to replace a ferry that has exceeded its useful life.  U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao called Senator Collins to personally inform her of this important federal grant award.

 

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $1.3 Million for the Portland International Jetport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded $1,305,358 to the Portland International Jetport. The funding will be used to support the installation of a photovoltaic solar panel array on an airport parking garage roof to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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