Transportation & Infrastructure

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April 21, 2021 Press Release

Today, Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio and Chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton announced Rep. Greg Stanton will serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit in the 117th Congress.

April 9, 2021 Press Release
U.S. Reps. Greg Stanton (D-Ariz.), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), and Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) today announced the introduction of the Small Community Transit Improvement Act of 2021 to increase the amount of funding provided to transit systems in small communities. H.R. 2306 would increase the apportionment for the Small Transit Intensive Cities Program (STIC) from 2% to 3% to urban areas with populations of less than 200,000 to keep up with the growth and success of the program.
March 30, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Greg Stanton announced today that transit agencies in the Phoenix-Mesa Urbanized Area will receive $208 million from the American Rescue Plan, a priority for Stanton who serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. These funds will be used for operating expenses, including payroll and personal protective equipment costs for transit workers.

March 25, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Greg Stanton made the case to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg today to support critical Arizona infrastructure projects, including Interstate 11 and the regional light rail. Secretary Buttigieg appeared before a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on “The Administration’s Priorities for Transportation Infrastructure.”
February 2, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Greg Stanton and Rep. Troy Balderson of Ohio reintroduced their bipartisan bill to make it easier for growing communities to access aggregates resources—the stone, sand and gravel products essential to all construction and public works projects.
January 26, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Greg Stanton today announced that the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona will receive $900,000 in federal funds to build a critical water pipeline on the reservation that will boost water security for the community. The water pipeline will be funded through a key initiative Stanton fought to include in the 2020 Water Resources Development Act, which will ultimately provide $150 million for water infrastructure projects throughout Arizona. This is the first infrastructure project in the state to receive funding under the new initiative.
January 25, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Greg Stanton, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, and Rep. Marc Veasey of Texas introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize and increase funding for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG). 

The bipartisan effort provides grants to state, local and tribal governments to support initiatives that will reduce fossil fuel emissions and conserve energy. The bill reauthorizes the program and provides it with $3.5 billion annually for the next five years.

January 12, 2021 Press Release
Arizona’s transit industry will get more than $107 million in emergency funds provided by the most recent COVID-19 relief package—a priority for Rep. Greg Stanton who serves on the House Transportation Committee. The Phoenix-Mesa Urbanized Area—which Stanton represents—will receive $85,260,499 in funds for local transit systems, and an additional $756,544 to organizations that help meet the transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities.
December 5, 2020 Press Release

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced plans to provide nearly $530 million through the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program to fund the design and construction of Phoenix’s South Central Light Rail Extension.

September 9, 2020 Press Release
Recognizing the economic benefits of expanded rail access in Mesa, Rep. Greg Stanton is working with the City of Mesa to secure federal funding for its Pecos Industrialized Rail Access Train Extension (PIRATE) project. Mesa applied for a $24.4 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to construct a new six-mile industrial freight rail track from the existing Union Pacific Railroad mainline through the Pecos Advanced Manufacturing Zone.