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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

February 12, 2018 Press Release
“The Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal is wholly inadequate to the task of rebuilding and modernizing our crumbling roads, bridges, waterways, and energy systems."
May 23, 2017 Press Release
President Trump’s 2018 budget is a cruel and reckless plan that benefits billionaires, punishes the vulnerable, and abandons working families and small businesses. I strongly oppose this budget and will do everything I can to prevent its callous policies from becoming law.
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Minnesota cities, counties, and nonprofits will all feel the devastating effects of President Donald Trump’s backwards budget. With these harsh cuts — and the outright elimination of many programs — the Trump administration is abandoning our communities and our state. This budget shifts to Minnesota taxpayers the burden for keeping our state safe, strong, and moving forward.
December 1, 2016 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Saint Paul District on 150 years of service to residents of Minnesota and the entire upper Mississippi region. The Saint Paul district has, over the past century-and-a-half, conserved our aquatic habitats, managed the effects of drought and flood damage, provided outdoor recreation areas for the public, and ensured that the products and services produced in our region have the ability to be transported safely via our waterways. This is only to name a few of the critical tasks performed by the U.S.

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

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.