Coloradans often travel long distances, so it is critical that our transportation and infrastructure systems accommodate safe, affordable, and efficient travel. Maintaining and improving a modern network of roads, airports, and railroads is a continuous process. Transportation and infrastructure projects provide jobs in our communities and support tourism. It is vitally important that federal resources are being used as effectively and efficiently as possible. As Colorado's population continues to grow, so does the stress and demand on our roads and transportation infrastructure. The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act was signed into law on December 4, 2015, authorizing $305 billion through 2020 for highways, rail systems, public transportation, and other surface transportation programs.
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On Tuesday, October 8, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-Colorado) joined the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and its member Vossloh North America at their Rocla Concrete Tie facility in Pueblo, CO. Congressman Tipton learned about Vossloh’s operations in North America and spoke with rail industry representatives about the importance of extending the Section 45G short line tax credit. REMSA coordinated the event.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week Representative Scott Tipton (CO-03) ramped up efforts to highlight several important infrastructure projects with senior officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in hopes to secure grant funding through the department’s Better Utilizing Investments and Leveraging Development (BUILD) program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Representatives Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) introduced a resolution that seeks to designate September as “National School Bus Safety and Security Month.” The resolution, H. Res. 554, received bipartisan support from Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and four other members, who all signed on as original co-sponsors.
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently notified the office of Representative Scott Tipton (CO-03) that it would award the Grand Junction Regional Airport a discretionary grant of $3.5 million to be used for runway construction.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that several regional airports in Colorado’s Third Congressional District will receive more than $14.4 million to make much-needed improvements to facilities, runways, and other infrastructure. U.S. Representative Scott Tipton (CO-03) and U.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, who supported the awardees’ grant applications, applauded the announcement.
Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO-03), with Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), today sent a letter of support to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, urging him to designate the Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) as a User Fee Airport (UFA) under U.S. Customs supervision.
A member of Congressman Scott Tipton’s staff will hold office hours throughout the Third Congressional District. During these mobile office hours, Tipton’s staff will be able to assist constituents with issues regarding Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Internal Revenue Service as well as acquiring American Flags flown over the United States Capitol and several other constituent services. Appointments are not necessary and all constituents are welcome to attend.