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Brian Higgins' Public Statements on Issue: Transportation

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 26, Democratic
Date Title
Sept. 15, 2017 Letter to Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation, and Michael Huerta, Federal Aviation Administration- Collins, Higgins, Reed, Slaughter Fight Against Watering Down Pilot Training Requirements
Aug. 22, 2017 Congressman Higgins Applauds Action On Grand Island Tolls
June 27, 2017 Reps. Slaughter, Higgins, Collins, and Reed Join Flight 3407 Families in Calling on Congress to Protect Aviation Safety Improvements
June 27, 2017 Higgins Stresses the need to Remain Vigilant on Flight Safety
May 16, 2017 Higgins Announces Nation Building Here at Home Act
March 29, 2017 As AAA Predicts Increase in Summer Gas Prices, Higgins Says the Administration's Move to Stall Fuel Efficiency Puts the US in Reverse
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to Donald Trump, President-Elect - Protect American Jobs and Security, Reject NAI
Dec. 12, 2016 Higgins Applauds GBNRTC Action On Skyway Environmental Review
Dec. 6, 2016 Rebuild America's Infrastructure
Oct. 26, 2016 Higgins Applauds Governor Cuomo's Commitment to New Buffalo Amtrak Station Study
Oct. 13, 2016 New Hawk Signal on Kenmore Avenue
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Bill Finch, Executive Director, New York State Thruway Authority - Electronic Tolling
Oct. 6, 2016 Congressman Higgins, Supervisor McMurray & Mayor Kulpa Call for "Open Road Tolling" in Western New York
Oct. 5, 2016 With Future Of Buffalo Rail Station Under Discussion, Congressman Higgins & Councilman Franczyk Visit The Buffalo Central Terminal For A Fresh Look At The Historic Structure
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to Michael Huerta, Administrator, US Department of Transportation - Co-Pilot Training
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to Ernest Moniz, Secretary, Department of Energy - Nuclear Material Transport
Sept. 26, 2016 Higgins Says Planning Should Begin Now on New Buffalo Train Station
July 24, 2016 Higgins & Kennedy Announce Green Light for Skyway Study
June 29, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jon F. Prato, Consul General of Canada in New York, the Hon. Rose Hilmey, Acting Director of Field Operations at the Buffalo Field Office, and the Hon. Lew Holloway, General Manager of the Niagra Falls Bridge Commission - Push for Direct Pedestrian Access to Canadian GO Train Service
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Carter, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security and The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Seeking To Improve Efficiency & Lift Arbitrary Cap On Screeners
June 8, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John Carter and the Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard - TSA Delays and Improve Efficiency and Increase Workforce
May 23, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Matthew Driscoll, Commissoner of the New York Department of Transportation - The Buffalo Skyway
May 12, 2016 Approval of Norwegian Air International's Foreign Air Carrier Permit
May 2, 2016 Higgins Announces Bill to Include Rail Disaster Preparedness in Federal Fire Grant Program
April 19, 2016 Higgins Disappointed by USDOT Decision to Allow Norwegian Air to Operate in the U.S.
April 7, 2016 Higgins: State Infrastructure Commitments Build on Federal Investments Providing New Opportunity in WNY
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mario Diaz-Balart, Chariman and The Honorable David Price, Ranking Member, House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee - TIGER Grants
March 8, 2016 Higgins & Dyster Call on Feds to Expedite Robert Moses Parkway North Project
March 2, 2016 Higgins Discusses Details of 8th Round of TIGER Grant Competition
March 1, 2016 Tiger Grants
Feb. 11, 2016 We Must Not Weaken Aviation Safety Standards
Feb. 3, 2016 Standing with the Families of Colgan Flight 3407
Feb. 3, 2016 Higgins, Collins, Slaughter & Reed Press Transportation Committee Leadership to Hold Firm on Flight Safety
Jan. 22, 2016 Higgins Announces Support for NFTA Rail Extension Through DL&W
Jan. 6, 2016 Higgins Pushes Back on Department of Energy Attempts to Move Forward with Nuclear Waste Transport Without Proper Review
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: I-190 Tolls
Nov. 25, 2015 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Increasing Transportation Funding
Oct. 26, 2015 Congressman Higgins Announces $18 Million TIGER Grant for Cars Sharing Main Street Project
Oct. 21, 2015 House of Representatives Approves Congressman Higgins' Bill Requiring A Threat Assessment of Hazardous Materials Transported in the U.S.
Oct. 20, 2015 Know the CBRN Terrorism Threats to Transportation Act
Oct. 15, 2015 Higgins Welcomes Talk of NFTA Extension but Reiterates Call for Improvements to DL&W
Oct. 1, 2015 Higgins' Bill Requiring A Threat Assessment of Hazardous Materials Crossing the Border Is Approved In Committee
Sept. 17, 2015 Opening Statement of Ranking Member Brian Higgins - Joint Hearing: Safeguarding our Nation's Surface Transportation Systems Against Evovling Terrorist Threats
Sept. 15, 2015 With $169 Million in Improvements Along the Buffalo River Underway & Complete, Higgins Outlines Next Steps for Buffalo's Waterfront
Sept. 15, 2015 Letter to Paul Ryan, Chairman on Ways and Means Committee and Sander Levin, Ranking Member on Committee on Ways and Means - Restore Transit Tax Benefit
Sept. 9, 2015 Congressman Higgins Announces Over $640,000 for NFTA's Amherst-Buffalo Corridor Study
Aug. 26, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins & Collins Announce More Than $300k In Fed Transportation Funding For Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Aug. 24, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces Re-Opening of I-190 Northbound Off-Ramp to Route 266 in Buffalo
Aug. 3, 2015 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary for the Department of Transportation and Shau Donovan, Director for the Office of Management and Budget - State Maritime Academies
June 23, 2015 Mayor Pappas, Congressman Higgins, Senator Ortt & Assemblyman Schimminger Rededicate Frederick B. Durkee Memorial Bridge
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