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  • Curbelo Helps Secure $7.5 million for Key West Airport Improvements
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Miami, Florida—It was announced today by the Department of Transportation that Key West Airport and Monroe County are the recipients of a $7,510,381 Discretionary Grant Award. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) offered the following statement in strong support of DOT’s notice: “I am proud that these funds were awarded to enhance the safety and operations of Key West Airport, a major economic engine in our community. These funds will make improvements to the airport’s drainage system, rehabilitate the ... Read more

  • Curbelo Helps Secure $2.3 Million Public Transportation Grant for Miami-Dade County
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C.—"It was announced today that Miami-Dade County is the recipient of $2,357,143.00 for the Low or No Emission Bus and Bus Facilities grant program. This grant, which the County was awarded through a competitive process, will provide our community with funding to purchase or lease zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, as well as acquire and construct facilities to maintain these vehicles. I am pleased the County received this money to provide our residents with energy effic... Read more

  • Curbelo Air Traffic Controller Legislation included in FAA Extension
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House and Senate agreed to a bipartisan, bicameral measure to reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs through September 30, 2017. Rep. Curbelo’s critical legislation to reform the hiring of Air Traffic Controllers was included in this measure, and he offered the following statement in support of its adoption. “This FAA reauthorization package works to ensure that our aviation system remains well-equipped, secure, and safe for passengers and pilots ... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Supports Ride-Sharing in Miami-Dade County
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement in support of ride-sharing services in Miami-Dade County. “I am proud to support ride-sharing services in Miami-Dade County. Services, such as Uber and Lyft offer consumers the ability to choose between traditional taxi services and alternative forms of transportation. However, it is of the utmost importance that this industry ensures that every driver and vehicle pass thorough background checks, inspections, an... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Introduces the Cuban Immigrant Work Opportunity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Curbelo introduced H.R. 4247, the Cuban Immigrant Work Opportunity Act. A provision in the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980 treats ALL Cuban immigrants, regardless of their reasons for leaving the island, as refugees and asylees by granting them access to the federal Refugee Resettlement Program. Unfortunately, recent reports indicate that this program has been grossly abused, allowing non-refugees to participate in the program and collecting benefits while l... Read more

  • Several of Curbelo’s Initiatives Signed into Law in Transportation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C.—On Friday evening, President Obama signed into law the Conference Report for H.R. 22, the FAST Act. This important new law includes several initiatives championed by Rep. Curbelo that will directly benefit South Florida communities. Rep. Curbelo offered the following statement: “The FAST Act includes a bipartisan amendment I offered with Rep. Titus that will protect pedestrians in congested traffic areas. Recent AARP reports indicate that the top four deadliest cities in the cou... Read more

  • House Adopts Long Term Infrastructure Bill, Including Several South Florida Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House adopted the Conference Report to H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Infrastructure System, or the FAST Act. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26), a Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement in support of its adoption: “The FAST Act will provide five years of fully paid-for transportation projects throughout the country to fix our aging infrastructure. This critical long-term legislation makes much-needed improvements to highway and ... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on Passage of H.R. 3236
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Transportation, Health Care

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House passed H.R. 3236, the Surface transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement in support of its passage: “Today’s passage of the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 will extend the Highway Trust Fund expenditure authority through October 29, 2015. The passage of this bill will allow Congress additional time to work towards a long-term dea... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Pleased To Welcome Transportation & Infrastructure Chairman Shuster to South Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Miami, FL - Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement after meeting in South Florida with Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (PA-9) and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr. earlier today: "I had a productive conversation with Chairman Shuster and Commissioner Bovo where we discussed the important transportation and infrastructure issues facing South Florida. With the area's rapid growth and development in recent years, congestion issues have be... Read more

  • Congressman Curbelo and Chairman Shuster Statements on Appointment to Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittees
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday it was announced that Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) has been appointed to the following Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittees: Aviation Vice Chairman of Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management "Our airports and seaports drive South Florida's economy and are of major significance to the country," Rep. Curbelo said. "These important subcommittee assignments will afford me the opportunity to work in... Read more