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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.

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January 24, 2013 Press Release

Saint Paul, MN –On Saturday, January 26th, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) will host a town hall with Oakdale Mayor Carmen Sarrack, State Senators Chuck Wiger (SD43), Susan Kent (SD53), and State Representatives Leon Lillie (43B) and JoAnn Ward (53A).  The representatives will provide state and local legislative updates. Residents are welcome to join local elected officials and Congresswoman McCollum in conversation at Oakdale City Hall from 10:00 – 11:00 AM.

What: Senate Districts 43 and 53 Town Hall Meeting hosted by Congresswoman Betty McCollum

December 10, 2012 Speech

December 8, 2012

Thank you so much Jim. And good morning to everyone! This is a great day for St. Paul, for the East Metro, and for our entire region.

Many of us were filled with memories as we passed through the doors today. I remember coming to the Union Depot as a young girl to take the train to Montana to visit my grandfather. The majesty of this space filled me with wonder, and left an impression I carried with me my whole life.

October 19, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  October 19, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

October 11, 2012 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS – Oct. 10, 2012 – Flashing the “Green Line” moniker, the first light rail vehicle (LRV) built for the Central Corridor LRT line arrived today at Target Field Station,  its bell ringing with abandon.

August 13, 2012 Speech

Good morning.  Thank you, Doug, for that introduction.  And thanks to the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce for organizing this event.  Matt Kramer and the Chamber are great partners for me and for my office.

August 6, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  August 6, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

July 12, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: July 12, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas (McCollum), 202-225-6631

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Representatives Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison today announced over $93 million for construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail. The funding comes from the Department of Transportation.

June 8, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  June 8, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Congresswoman McCollum calls Commissioner Kriesel an excellent partner and important transportation leader

June 4, 2012 e-Newsletter

Congresswoman McCollum, Mayor Chris Coleman, BrightFarms, Inc., and J&J Distributing Welcome a New Greenhouse in St. Paul

April 18, 2012 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Extension Act, Part II. With this legislation, House Republicans are making all the wrong choices for Minnesota, and for the country.