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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Transportation & Infrastructure

To build a competitive economy for the 21st century, the United States must improve our crumbling infrastructure. Investing in transit, transportation, and other vital infrastructure creates jobs and fosters economic growth.

In Congress, I strongly support a comprehensive national strategy to improve and invest in our nation’s infrastructure. At home in Minnesota, I am working with my colleagues and our state and local leaders to support investments in transportation infrastructure that keep our Twin Cities and East Metro economy strong and growing.

More on Transportation & Infrastructure

August 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representatives Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a grant of $1,100,550 to Twin Cities & Western Railroad Company to improve rail safety. The funds will be used to implement and test Positive Train Control systems.

July 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Following efforts from the Minnesota congressional delegation, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced it will grant nonstop service between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

June 13, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Saturday, Green Line light rail transit service will begin connecting downtown Saint Paul and downtown Minneapolis.  Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) has been an instrumental part of bringing that project to fruition.  From advocating federal funding for transit planning, to securing a $20 million appropriation for construction of the line, Congresswoman McCollum has been involved in every step of the process to make Saturday’s grand opening possible.

August 8, 2013 Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 8, 2013
Contact: Maria Rappas (McCollum), 202-225-6631

MINNEAPOLIS – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Al Franken (D-MN) joined Representatives Keith Ellison (MN-05) and Betty McCollum (MN-04) to announce $93 million to complete construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail project. The project will connect the business districts of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the University of Minnesota and the area surrounding the State Capitol when completed.

May 24, 2013 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  May 24, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

St. Paul, MN – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement in anticipation of the May 28th groundbreaking in Stillwater for the new St. Croix River Crossing.  Next week, she will be out of town on a long-planned vacation and will not be able to attend the event.

May 21, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C. — In response to a drastic spike in gas prices, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) today urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez to initiate an investigation to determine the rationale for increased oil prices in Minnesota.

May 21, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C-- Yesterday’s devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma is a national tragedy.  The significant loss of life, young and old, is heartbreaking and we mourn with all of those who have lost loved ones.  For the injured and the many families who have lost their homes, my prayers are with you.

March 21, 2013 Press Release

 

For Immediate Release:  March 21, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

March 6, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman McCollum to Participate in Woodbury Town Hall Meeting

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, Congresswoman McCollum will join State Senator Susan Kent (53) and State Representatives Andrea Kieffer (53B) and JoAnn Ward (53A) for a Town Hall at Woodbury City Hall from 10 AM –11:30 AM.  Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens and Washington County Commissioner Lisa Weik will also be present for the discussion.  Woodbury residents are welcome to attend to hear legislative updates and ask questions about federal, state, and local issues.

February 12, 2013 Press Release

 

For Immediate Release:  February 12, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

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