Transportation and Infrastructure
Our infrastructure is outdated and already beginning to fail our commuters, businesses and families. That is why, as a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure committee, Congressman Allred supports increased investment and innovative programs to rebuild our highways, airports, bridges, and railroads. Investment in our country’s infrastructure is vital to a prosperous economy, and these projects will create millions of jobs, invigorating local economies, boosting middle-class families, and improving quality of life for Americans everywhere.
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U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, a Democrat whose district includes northern and eastern Dallas County, also lauded the company’s progress, calling the rail line a “common-sense project” with bipartisan support.
“When Texans work together we can do big things,” Allred said in a written statement. “I’m proud to have led the Texas delegation in support of this project, and I will continue to work across the aisle from my role on the Transportation Committee to move this project forward.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today released the following statement after news that the Dallas to Houston high-speed rail project received key approvals from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
There is bipartisan agreement in Congress on the need for substantial investment in infrastructure and a final wave of COVID-19 relief, said Colin Allred, U.S. Congressman for Texas’ 32nd Congressional District, during a discussion hosted by the Dallas Regional Chamber and moderated by Chris Lawrence of WFAA.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a bill that provides a comprehensive investment in our nation’s transportation infrastructure. Allred is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and helped secure many provisions in the bill that would help North Texas, including his bipartisan legislation with Senator John Cornyn called the RAPID Act.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) last week voted to pass out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee the INVEST in America Act, H.R. 2. The days-long Committee hearing included legislation Allred introduced with Senator John Cornyn and will make much-needed investments in the U.S. transportation system. The bill now awaits action on the House floor.
Cruz, Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Colin Allred say they want answers from FEMA, and hope that they can get FEMA to reverse its decision. The substantial loss of city and school district property should be fairly compensated.
Among the lawmakers to sign the letter was Rep. Colin Allred, a Dallas Democrat whose district was hit hard by the storms.
“Now more than ever, our North Texas community needs these disaster relief funds to support our ongoing tornado recovery efforts,” he said in a news release. “Too many North Texans, as well as our cities, schools and businesses, are still waiting for help.”
"I'm disappointed because I think FEMA has miscalculated how they're looking at our damages. Basically, what they're doing is they're splitting our damages up and saying we don't reach the threshold to get federal support and I don't think that makes any sense considering we were struck by a tornado," U.S. Rep. Colin Allred (D-Dallas) said.
Another factor in FEMA’s denial was the agency “putting different costs that we incurred in different buckets,” said Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas. That approach resulted in the region falling short of the threshold to receive aid, he said.
Congressman Colin Allred, along with five other lawmakers, penned a letter to President Donald Trump requesting swift approval of Gov. Greg Abbot’s disaster declaration request, Allred’s office announced.