In Congress and in Massachusetts, Congressman McGovern has been a strong advocate for improving our roads and highways, and increasing access to mass transportation options.
He continues to work for an extension of public rail service throughout Western and Central Massachusetts, and has been a supporter of key funding to improve bus access in Central Massachusetts.
He is also the co-sponsor of legislation designed to keep freight shipped by fuel-efficient and effective trains, and keep dangerous massive freight trucks off the road.
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WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined Massport and Worcester Regional Airport officials for a tour of the recently-opened and newly renovated Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) station and a tour of aircraft. Congressman McGovern then joined a roundtable with local officials to discuss the station and the airport’s role in growing the Worcester economy. See photos below.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, released the following statement in response to the release of a series of new reports from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on truck size and weight. These reports were required by (MAP-21), the most recent surface transportation reauthorization bill, which was passed by Congress in 2012.
WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) applauded the opening of the newly renovated Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) station at Worcester Regional Airport (ORH). Congressman McGovern helped to secure $3 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the project. Combined with $2.5 million from Massport, the project’s funding and completion marks another safety enhancement made since Massport took ownership of the airport in 2010.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, spoke on the House floor to call for the defeat of policy riders in the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) appropriations bill that put the trucking industry ahead of the health and safety of American travelers.
Mass. Delegation Pushes to Protect Air Control Towers from Closure
Six towers in Massachusetts face closure without a long-term budget solution
Worcester – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced a $486,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to reimburse Worcester Regional Airport for the removal of trees and other vegetation along the airport’s runway ends.