ICYMI: Allred Hosts Sec. Buttigieg in Dallas, Visited DFW Airport and DART Stations

August 12, 2021
Press Release

DALLAS  –  Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, hosted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg today in Dallas. He was joined in welcoming the Secretary to the region by Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33).

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“North Texas is leading when it comes to transportation investment, but we need robust federal investment in order to support our region’s rapid growth, and that’s what I am focused on in Congress,” said Allred. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan will help our region create jobs and reduce congestion. That’s why I was so glad to host Secretary Buttigieg and introduce him to our local leaders and our transportation officials. I will keep working in the House to get this important package across the finish line.”

Yesterday, Allred and Buttigieg visited DFW Airport to meet with airport, airline, and labor leaders and toured Terminal C construction. They then met with representatives from DART, the Dallas Regional Chamber, and the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce at DART’s Mockingbird Station, where they toured the construction of platform extensions at the Red and Blue Lines, which Allred helped secure.  

Finally, Allred, Buttigieg and Johnson rode the Orange Line to the Lover’s Lane Station to meet with Mo Bur, the District Engineer at the Texas Department of Transportation to discuss how new funding will help reduce congestion and invest in highways in North Texas.  

Allred has been a leader in working to pass into law job-creating investments and policies to bolster our infrastructure. As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Allred led the charge on bipartisan legislation to streamline public private partnerships, support the high-speed rail project from Dallas to Houston, strengthen DART, and make the investments needed to support the rapid population growth in North Texas.