Our nation’s economy is dependent upon a safe, efficient, and reliable transportation system for not only moving people, but also goods and services. In many ways, our transportation infrastructure serves as the backbone of the economy, increasing our competitiveness and leading to greater opportunity and prosperity for all Americans. Congress must provide appropriate investment in our infrastructure, whether it is for roads, bridges, highways, waterways, ports or rail. Our current system is aging and deteriorating, and without proper investment, the nation’s economic competitiveness will suffer and fewer jobs will be created.
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WASHINGTON, DC - On Friday, Congressman Bob Gibbs introduced the CSA Reform Act to increase road safety through strengthening the effectiveness of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) program. The CSA Reform Act would create a National Hiring Standard to help the industry identify and employ drivers based on the most updated and accurate safety data. The bill ensures safe carriers are treated fairly by creating a pilot program for carriers to request regular safety audits rather than at the subjective whim of the FMCSA.
WASHINGTON, DC - On Wednesday, Congressman Bob Gibbs announced an $18 million U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant for the Regional Transportation Improvement Project to extend U.S. Route 30 to State Route 44. The extension will be approximately three miles long beginning from Trump Avenue. Congressman Gibbs previously wrote to USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao, working with her to promote and lend his support for Route 30.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Bob Gibbs announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $2,842,060 to the Knox County Regional Airport for improvements and rehabilitation of the airport’s runway.
Congressman Gibbs released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Bob Gibbs praised the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) $9 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant for the Irishtown Bend Bulkhead Stabilization project to the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA). Gibbs advocated directly to Transportation Secretary Chao on behalf of the project, which will install steel sheeting as bulkheads to prevent erosion and collapse of the Irishtown Bend hillside into the Cuyahoga River.
After the announcement, Congressman Gibbs released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to protect Ohio aviation industry jobs from unfair practices of foreign airlines, Congressman Bob Gibbs and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur led the Ohio delegation in urging the Trump Administration to enforce our Open Skies agreements.
WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, the House passed legislation that authorizes water infrastructure projects critical to economic growth and environmental rehabilitation. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, passed with bipartisan support, makes critical improvements to America’s ports, channels, locks, dams, and other infrastructure.
WASHINGTON, DC – After the release of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s (OGR) report on the Politicization of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rulemaking, Congressman Bob Gibbs, Chairman of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, made the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – After hearing the concerns from local governments regarding the costs and environmental benefits of Clean Water Act mandates, Congressman Bob Gibbs, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment introduced the Water Quality Improvement Act of 2016 today. This legislation codifies EPA’s Integrated Planning Process, provides cities, municipalities and local governments long-term flexibility in achieving the goals of providing clean water for residents.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement after passage of H.R. 22, the FAST Act: