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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Transportation

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 21, 2016 Following Efforts from Minnesota Delegation, Department of Transportation To Grant Nonstop Service Between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
July 15, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $295,000 for Safety Improvements at Thief River Falls Regional Airport
July 11, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce $207,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Paynesville Municipal Airport
July 11, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Nolan Announce Over $1.3 Million for Infrastructure Improvements at Bemidji Regional Airport
July 6, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $265,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Hector Municipal Airport
July 6, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $220,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Glencoe Municipal Airport
July 6, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $170,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Winsted Municipal Airport
July 1, 2016 Letter to John Thune and Bill Nelson, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; Bill Shuster and Peter DeFazio, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure- Heinrich Leads Effort to Attach Airport Security Measure to FAA Reauthorization
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Thune, Chairman of Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, The Honorable Bill Nelson. Ranking Member of Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, The Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, The Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Push to Pass Security Measure to Support DIA
June 16, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Nearly $700,000 for Safety Improvements at Warroad International Memorial Airport
June 16, 2016 After Effort from Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, McCollum, Nolan, Paulsen, and Emmer, Department of Transportation Approves New Direct Flights from Minnesota to Cuba
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration - Railroad Soft Targets
May 18, 2016 Letter to John Hoeven and Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Homeland Security- TSA Funding for Long Wait Times
May 13, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, McCollum Announce Nearly $2.5 Million for Infrastructure Improvements at St. Paul Downtown Airport
April 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration - Condemning Reported Racial Profiling of Somali-Americans By Federal Transportation Security Administration Officers
April 18, 2016 Star Tribune - Franken Urges State Funding for Southwest Corridor Light Rail
April 12, 2016 Letter to Secretary Foxx - Urging Department of Transportation to Consider Sun Country for New Direct Flight From Minnesota to Cuba
April 7, 2016 In Letter to Sen. Franken, TSA Highlights Successful Steps Taken to Shorten Wait Times at MSP Airport
Dec. 3, 2015 Sen. Franken Lauds Passage of a Five-Year Transportation Bill
Nov. 23, 2015 Sen. Franken and Bipartisan Group Press for Increased Flexibility for Dairy Farmers in Transportation Bill
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Conference Committee - Regarding Transportation Funding
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and The Honorable Harry Reid, Senate MInority Leader - Protect Safety, Consumer Protection, Fuel Economy Provisions in Surface Transportation Bill
Sept. 30, 2015 Letter to Joseph H. Boardman, President, Amtrak - Ensure Continuation of Passenger Services at Winona Station
Sept. 24, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $11.7 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Duluth International Airport
Sept. 23, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $6.3 Million for Transit in Duluth
Sept. 1, 2015 Minneapolis Star Tribune - Al Franken, Tammy Baldwin: Avoiding an Oil Train Explosion Shouldn't be a Matter of Luck
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 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 23, 2015 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Finalize New Oil Tank Car Standards
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 Letter to Daniel Elliott III, Chairman of Surface Transportation Board - Service Problems Facing Freight Rail Shippers
Oct. 8, 2014 After Press from Sen. Franken, New Federal Action Announced to Improve Rail Service
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
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