Transportation & Infrastructure

Larsen Releases Report to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Northwest Washington

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released a district opioid report that analyzes the ongoing opioid epidemic in Northwest Washington and offers federal policy recommendations to address many of the concerns he has heard from constituents, local leaders and stakeholders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cascadia Daily News: Op-Ed: The opioid epidemic has devastated Northwest Washington

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How do we regain momentum? Congress and the Biden administration must do more to coordinate with local governments, Tribal communities, law enforcement, health care providers and community partners who are on the front lines of the epidemic. This begins with understanding the challenges communities are facing and working together to break down barriers to lasting solutions.

Larsen: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Delivering Cleaner and Greener School Buses to Everett and South Whidbey School Districts

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $11,148,500 in Clean School Bus grant funding to the Moving Washington’s School Bus Fleet Towards Clean Energy project. The project aims to purchase 33 new electric school buses for 17 school districts in Washington state, including Everett School District and South Whidbey School District.

Mount Vernon Awarded $12.5 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant to Install 78 Electric Vehicle Charging Ports at Library Commons

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MOUNT VERNON, WA – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the City of Mount Vernon a $12.5 million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant to install 78 electric vehicle (EV) charging ports downtown at the Mount Vernon Library Commons. The grant funding comes from DOT’s Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program, which was established under the Bipartisan…

Larsen, Smith, DelBene, Kilmer, Jayapal and Strickland Reaffirm Support for High Speed Rail in Washington and the Pacific Northwest

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In a letter to Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Amit Bose, the lawmakers applauded FRA’s recent announcement of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grants for the Cascadia High-Speed Ground Transportation (USHSGT) project and Amtrak Cascades corridors while emphasizing the importance of future federal investment in Cascadia UHSGT.

Larsen: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Building Safer Streets and Roads in Northwest Washington

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) announcement of $4.27 million in Safe Streets and Roads for All funding for local projects aimed at improving road safety for all users, including pedestrians and cyclists.

Larsen: Bipartisan PIPES Act Makes Northwest Washington Safer

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The bipartisan Promoting Innovation in Pipeline Efficiency and Safety (PIPES) Act of 2023 reauthorizes the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) pipeline safety program for the next four years and provides an efficient and effective framework to advance the safety of energy infrastructure nationwide.

Larsen, Smith, DelBene, Kilmer and Jayapal Applaud $4.8 Million to Refurbish Washington State Ferries

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WSDOT plans to use the federal funding to help address passenger spaces on the M/V Cathlamet, M/V Chelan, M/V Issaquah, M/V Kitsap, M/V Kittitas, and M/V Sealth, which were built between 1979 and 1982. WSDOT estimates the project will extend the useful life of the aging vessels for another five to ten years.

Larsen: Highway, Bridge and EV Funding Announcements Mean More Jobs and Better Infrastructure Coming to Northwest Washington

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“Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, more funding is on its way to Northwest Washington to create more jobs and build a cleaner, greener, safer and more accessible transportation system,” said Larsen, who serves as the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. “This historic investment will enable local communities to get more shovels in the ground and put people to work to reduce congestion and pollution, improve safety, and keep people and the economy moving.”

Larsen: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Working for Northwest Washington and the Nation

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"Today, we are here to highlight how federal infrastructure dollars, provided by Congress and distributed by DOT, are benefiting communities and building cleaner, greener, safer and more accessible transportation systems across the country." -Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee