Daines Strengthens Montana's Transportation Network

Press Release

Date: April 21, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Transportation

Senator Steve Daines today worked to strengthen Montana's transportation network.

"Our transportation network from our roadways to our skies to our railways will be a safer form of travel for all Montanans," Daines stated. "This legislation puts Montanans first and addresses concerns from all corners of our state to increase tourism and encourage economic development projects that create more good-paying jobs."

Daines successfully included important provisions to improve Montana air, rail and surface transportation in the FY2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Act to fund the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and related agencies in fiscal year 2017.

On Tuesday, the Senate, with Daines support, overwhelmingly passed the Federal Aviation Authorization (FAA) reauthorization that improves air travel for passengers, pilots and the aviation industry.