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  • CPEXECUTIVE: $144M San Antonio Federal Courthouse to Begin Construction
    Posted in In The News on May 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Construction on a new Federal Courthouse in San Antonio gets the green light. San Antonio Federal Courthouse San Antonio—The U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure authorized funding for the General Services Administration’s (GSA) plans to construct a new federal courthouse in San Antonio for the Western District of Texas. This represents the final Congressional authorization GSA needed to start developing the Courthouse project. “The design of our new federal courthouse has bee... Read more

  • ELMANANADENUEVOLAREDO: Aprueban estudio para rehabilitación de arroyo
    Posted in In The News on May 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    En un momento dado, una inundación repentina que no dé tiempo de reaccionar, puede causar hasta unos 20 millones de dólares en daños materiales Un estudio de factibilidad determinará las acciones necesarias para revitalizar el arroyo Chacón, considerado de alto peligro para inundaciones en la ciudad. FOTO: EL MAÑANA Francisco Díaz | 29/05/2016 LAREDO, TX.- Un comité de transporte e infraestructura en el Congreso de Estados Unidos aprobó la realización de un estudio de factibilidad para rehabilit... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Adds Language in Transportation-HUD Funding Bill to Enforce Public Housing Income Requirements
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Appropriations, Responsible Spending

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of language in the Fiscal Year 2017 U.S. House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations bill that encourages the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and local public housing authorities to reduce the number of residents who exceed the maximum income requirements (“over-income residents”) in order to provide housing assistance to vulnerable persons and families who... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Includes Language in Transportation Appropriations Bill to Give Border Communities a Greater Say in Transportation Priorities
    Posted in Press Release on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Appropriations

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced he included language in the Fiscal Year 2017 U.S. House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations (THUD) bill that will encourage participation from city and county governments in the selection of Coordinated Border Infrastructure (CBI) projects, or those designed to alleviate congestion caused by international commercial traffic. The bill passed out of the full U.S. House Appropriations Committee today.... Read more

  • Cuellar, Cornyn Bill Granting Permanent Operating Authority for Starr-Camargo Bridge Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Release on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Appropriations

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statements after President Obama signed their legislation to grant the Starr-Camargo Bridge permanent operating authority into law Friday: "As the representative for the Starr-Camargo Bridge, I understand how extending the bridge company's charter will bring economic certainty to the region," said Congressman Cuellar. "Today the United States trades an estimated $531 billion in goods and services with ... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Speaks With Chairman of National Transportation Safety Board on Webb County Bus Crash
    Posted in Press Release on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) spoke with Christopher Hart, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and Dr. Rob Molloy, director of NTSB’s Office of Highway Safety, about last weekend’s charter bus crash on U.S. Highway 83 north near Laredo that killed eight people and injured 44 others, some from the 28th Congressional District, including La Joya in Hidalgo County. “This afternoon I spoke with Christopher Hart, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar-Backed Legislation to Permanently Extend Starr-Camargo Bridge’s Charter Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) the passage by unanimous consent of S.2143, to grant permanent rights to the Starr-Camargo Bridge Company and its successors to operate an existing toll bridge across the Rio Grande at Rio Grande City, Texas. In 1962 Congress authorized the Starr-Camargo International Bridge Company to construct, operate, and maintain a private toll-bridge between the United States and Mexico near Rio Grande City. In doing so, Congress left a level of uncertainty in the ... Read more

  • POLITICO: One day more for FAA bill
    Posted in In The News on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    One day more for FAA bill By MARTINE POWERS and LAUREN GARDNER ONE DAY MORE: For real this time — the final vote on the FAA bill is scheduled for today at noon, after an in-and-out Monday night session where leadership decided to punt until this morning. But why not just wrap the whole thing up on Monday? Our Heather Caygle touched base with a Senate Democratic aide, who explained that there were discussions on both sides to nail down a list of amendments that could get voice votes today — and e... Read more

  • STAR TELEGRAM NEWS: New federal drivers license requirements might bring back long lines at Texas DPS
    Posted in In The News on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    New federal drivers license requirements might bring back long lines at Texas DPS By JIM HARPER Over the last few years, the Texas Department of Public Safety has tried to reduce wait times for driver licensing by opening “mega centers” around the state. In some places, folks can “get in line, online” and learn by text message when they should come in for that license. But a federal takeover of driver licensing rules is underway. Three Texas congressmen, Reps. John Carter, R-Temple; John Culbers... Read more

  • EL MANANA: Analizan puente contra bloqueos
    Posted in In The News on April 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Border & Homeland Security

    Analizan puente contra bloqueos El tren sigue causando serios problemas con el bloqueo de cruceros por tiempo muy prolongado By FRANCISCO DIAZ LAREDO, TX.- En busca de alternativas para aliviar el problema de bloqueo de cruceros ferroviarios en la parte oeste de la ciudad, el alcalde Pete Sáenz pedirá hoy revisar un acuerdo para un estudio de factibilidad sobre la construcción de puentes elevados. “Queremos ver lo de un posible acuerdo para hacer estudio, es algo que se necesita para aminorar el... Read more