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  • McGovern Announces $1.4 Million for Worcester Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that Worcester Airport has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to install taxiway lighting. The new federal funding will allow Massport to install a Surface Movement Guidance and Control (SMGCS) lighting system on a taxiway to Runway 11-29 to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions. “With this grant, Worcester Regional Airport will have the resources they need to continue to grow and... Read More »

  • McGovern Rides from Worcester to Boston to Highlight New Transit Benefit for Massachusetts Commuters
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    WORECESTER and Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) rode from Worcester to Boston to highlight a permanent increase in the commuter tax benefit for mass transit riders that was included in a bipartisan multi-year tax package that was signed into law in December 2015. Joining Congressman McGovern were MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola, Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) Executive Director David Strauss,and Edenred COO Meltam Korkmazel as ... Read More »

  • McGovern: Restoration of Transit Benefit is Big Win for Massachusetts
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, following House passage of the PATH Act – a multiyear tax package – Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA), Peter King (R-NY), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Bob Dold (R-IL) welcomed a permanent increase of the commuter tax benefit exclusion for transit riders to $255 a month, finally giving transit equal treatment with parking subsidies in the tax code. This provision incorporates legislation introduced by Congressman McGovern and the other lawmakers, H.R. 990, the Commuter Parity Act. Represe... Read More »

  • McGovern Votes to Pass Bipartisan Long-Term Highway Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass H.R. 22, the Highway Bill Reauthorization/Export-Import Bank Reauthorization, by an overwhelmingly bipartisan 363-64 vote. On Tuesday, McGovern, the second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, led the floor debate for House Democrats on the measure and helped to defeat an amendment that would have allowed bigger and heavier trucks on the road. “Today’s passage of a bipartisan long-term... Read More »

  • McGovern: Highway Bill Will Boost Economy, Create Jobs, Help Repair America’s Roads and Bridges
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a senior House Democrat and the second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, led the floor debate for House Democrats on H.R. 22, the Highway Bill Reauthorization/Export-Import Bank Reauthorization. McGovern praised the investment the bill makes in the economy by funding much-needed repairs of roads and bridges across the country and supporting jobs in construction and manufacturing – industries that were hardest hit by the Great Recessi... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces $2.7 Million for Worcester Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), announced $2.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Worcester Regional Airport, helping to support its continued success. The funding will support the construction of a partial parallel taxiway to Runway 11/29 in order to reduce the need to back taxi on the runway. This grant will provide funding for phase 1 of a 2 phase project. This phase includes construction of an approximately 3,500 foot haul road. This project will also ins... Read More »

  • PHOTOS: McGovern Highlights Growth and Success of Worcester Regional Airport with Visit to Newly Opened Aircraft Fire Station
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    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. “It’s clear that Massport and Worcester Regional Airport are playing a leading role in growing our region’s eco... Read More »

  • Congressman McGovern: Keeping Americans Safe on the Road Means Keeping Bigger and Heavier Trucks Off
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    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. The reports released today found “very significant data limitations” that hampered DOT’s abilit... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Opening of Worcester Regional Airport’s Renovated Fire Station
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    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. “Improving and str... Read More »

  • Congressman McGovern: Big Giveaways to Trucking Industry in Transportation Bill Will Make American Roads Less Safe
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    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. “In just the past four years, we have seen a dramatic 17 percent increase in the number of truck crash deaths and an alarming 28 percent increase in injuries. Instead ... Read More »

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