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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Transportation

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
June 18, 2015 Boxer, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Address Pilot Fatigue
May 19, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Nearly $3 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Cook County-Grand Marais Airport
May 13, 2015 KVRR - MN Sen. Al Franken Talks Rail Safety Regulations with KVRR
May 7, 2015 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the Department of Transportation - Oil Train Safety
May 6, 2015 Sen. Franken Backs Railway Reform Proposal to Help Minnesota Farmers, Businesses Move Goods
April 28, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Ellison Announce Over $6 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Minneapolis Airport
April 28, 2015 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the Department of Transportation - Airline Pricing Policies and the Effect on Consumers
April 17, 2015 After Press from Sen. Franken, Dept. of Transportation Announces New Actions to Improve Rail Safety
April 1, 2015 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Standards for Transporting Flammable Material
March 23, 2015 Feinstein Supports Call for Crude-by-Rail Safety Investments
March 23, 2015 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Finalize New Oil Tank Car Standards
March 23, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Susan Collins, Charmin of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Crude Oil by Rail
March 16, 2015 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration - Bakken Crude Oil Transportation
Feb. 2, 2015 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army and Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick, Chief of Engineers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Investment in Great Lakes Navigation System Maintenance
Dec. 9, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Bill to Rename Portions of Highway 35 in Memory of Congressman Jim Oberstar Passes House
Nov. 20, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairman, and Richard Shelby, Vice Chairmain, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman, and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member, of the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee - Proper Use of Harbor Maintenance Funding
Nov. 18, 2014 Sen. Franken: MnDOT Recommendation for Relocating Highway 53 is Major Step Toward Completing Project
Oct. 30, 2014 Letter to Cheryl LaFleur, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Unreliable Rail Shipments of Coal Hurting Minnesota Electric Utilities, Could Push up Rates for Consumers
Oct. 17, 2014 Letter to Elliot Kaye, Chairman of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - Proposed Federal Rules That Could Threaten NH Recreational Vehicle Users
Oct. 8, 2014 After Press from Sen. Franken, New Federal Action Announced to Improve Rail Service
Oct. 8, 2014 Letter to Daniel Elliott III, Chairman of Surface Transportation Board - Service Problems Facing Freight Rail Shippers
Sept. 25, 2014 Grand Forks Herald - Minnesota Needs Federal Action on Railroads
Sept. 23, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $5 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Chisholm-Hibbing Airport
Sept. 16, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Supporting Investigations Into Chinese Imports
Sept. 11, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken Announce $10 Million for Highway 10 Improvements
July 30, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $4.7 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Ely Airport
June 23, 2014 After Press from Sen. Franken, Key Oversight Board Takes Further Action to Help MN Shippers Affected by Poor Rail Service
June 12, 2014 Minnesota Lawmakers meet with Interior Secretary to Press the Administration to Complete Lewis and Clark Water System
May 12, 2014 Letter to Daniel Elliott, Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board - Address Poor Rail Service in Midwest
May 2, 2014 After Sen. Franken Presses for Action to Address Poor Rail Service, Key Oversight Board Announces Meeting in MN
April 16, 2014 After Sen. Franken Presses to Fix Poor Rail Service in MN, Key Oversight Board Directs Rail Companies to Take Action
April 14, 2014 Letter to Daniel R. Elliott, III, Chairman of Surface Transportation Board - Poor Rail Service in Minnesota Must Be Addressed
April 4, 2014 Letter to Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Collins - New Investments in Crude-by-Rail Safety
April 3, 2014 Letter to Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Collins - Support Safe Transportation of Energy Products Fund to Increase Rail Safety
March 7, 2014 Hoeven, Klobuchar, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Help Communities Impacted by Propane Shortage
Feb. 12, 2014 After Ford Clarifies Data Collection Practices, Sen. Franken Underscores Need for His Location Privacy Bill
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), and Thomas Bostick, Chief of Engineers - Great Lakes Senators Call for Funding to End Harbor Maintenance Backlog
Feb. 5, 2014 After Push from Minnesota Lawmakers and Governor Dayton, Administration Takes Action to Make It Easier to Transport Additional Propane to Minnesota and Other Areas Affected by Ongoing Propane Shortage
Jan. 19, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken Ramp Up Driver Privacy Efforts
Dec. 12, 2013 Letter to FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff - Hagan Pushes for Transportation Infrastructure Funding
Dec. 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Help Reduce Bicyclist and Pedestrian Fatalities
Nov. 1, 2013 Letter to Administrator Michael Huerta, Federal Aviation Administration - Allow Rochester International to Make Critical Upgrades
Sept. 3, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce $10 Million to Improve Infrastructure at the Port of Duluth-Superior
Aug. 26, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken Commend MnDOT Decision to End Further Study of Westerly Route for Highway 53
May 2, 2013 Letter to Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation, and Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Preserve Contract Tower Funding
Sept. 21, 2012 Sen. Franken Presses to Ensure Rural Seniors Have Rides to Medical Visits
Aug. 1, 2012 Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed--Continued
June 13, 2012 Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act--Motion to Proceed--Resumed
May 11, 2012 Letter to Senate Conferees
May 8, 2012 Letter to Chairmen Boxer and Baucus and Ranking Members Inhofe and Hatch of the House-Senate Conference Committee to Strengthen Harbor Maintenance Language
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