Donald Payne Jr. on Technology
"Smart investments in our infrastructure are critical to public safety and economic growth," said Rep. Payne. This is particularly true in New Jersey, where our decaying infrastructure leads to increased driving accidents and limits the movement of commerce throughout the densely-populated Northeast region. Expanding the Hudson-Bergen light rail line to Bergen County and Jersey City's West Side is an important step toward meeting our infrastructure needs, improving commuter safety, and generating economic growth throughout our state."
The federal lawmakers also urged their colleagues in Washington to pass a long-term fix to fully fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which will go bankrupt in this summer, reducing or slowing reimbursements to states for critical highway repairs and transit projects.
Proponent's Argument for voting Yes:
Congressional Summary: TIGER Grants for Job Creation Act: Congress finds the following:
Opponent's argument against bill:(The Reason Foundation, July 6, 2012):
The US Constitution authorizes Congress "to regulate Commerce...among the several States." However, the five non-motorized transportation projects, the six transit projects and the six multimodal projects TIGER Grants have funded serve no national need. Some of the port, passenger rai
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