Congressman Patrick Meehan

Representing the 7th District of Pennsylvania

Transportation

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Our national transportation infrastructure is the backbone of the American economy. Our transportation systems allow commuters to get to work and businesses to get their goods to market, but our infrastructure is outdated and in dire need of mondernization. Pennsylvania has the largest number of structurally-deficient bridges in the nation, over 6,000. We need to ensure taxpayer dollars are supporting infrastructure projects in a responsible, efficient manner.

I'm particularly focused on supporting vital infrastructure projects in our region specifically, including the expansion of Philadelphia International Airport, the deepening of the Delaware River's shipping channel, and the revitalization of the Delaware River oil refineries. 

I'm proud to serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. In the 113th Congress, my colleagues and I will focus on ways we can improve our country's transportation systems, including the reauthorization of federal passenger and freight rail safety programs. 

I'm particularly proud that this year, Congress was able to pass groundbreaking bipartisan legislation to strengthen the development of our water resources. Our ports, waterways, locks and dams are vital to our economic vitality, and this legislation streamlines modernization projects and eliminates red tape. Passed with bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress, it's an all-too-rare achievement in Washington that means more jobs for Ameicans.

More on Transportation

25 May Press Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation Wednesday announced a $5.8 million federal grant to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority....
16 Mar Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) today issued the following statement on the White House’s budget request: “Budgets are about priorities, and...
03 Dec Press Release
Congressman Patrick Meehan (R/PA-07) today issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the House-Senate compromise version of a...
05 Nov Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA-07) today joined 362 of his colleagues from both parties in supporting the Developing a Reliable and Innovative...
29 Jun Press Release
Congressman Meehan aboard the USACE Dredge McFarland on June 29, 2015 PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA-07) today joined Rep. Donald...
25 Jun Press Release
Legislation prohibits overseas customs facilities that threaten American jobs WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Homeland Security today approved H.R....
08 Jul Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today passed two Homeland Security bills authored by Rep. Patrick Meehan (PA-07). The bills passed with the...
20 May Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– The House of Representatives today passed overwhelmingly the bipartisan compromise agreement for H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and...
18 Dec Press Release
Lawmakers joined by ALPA President, Airlines 4 America CEO, Assn. of Flight Attendants-CWA International President     PHILADELPHIA, PA– Congressman...
14 Nov Press Release
WASHINGTON– U.S. Representatives Patrick Meehan (PA-07) and Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today introduced bipartisan legislation to block the opening of a United...

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