Transportation and Infrastructure

As Chairman of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, I lead the committee that oversees federal transportation and housing funding. These are vitally important issues in the Fourth District and throughout North Carolina. Our highways and railroads are crumbling and overcrowded, and affordable housing is all too scarce in our communities. I believe that since the House flipped in 2011, the policies of the Republican majority have left these programs chronically underfunded.

First and foremost, we must maintain our roads, highways and interstates, and bridges, which are critical to our economic prosperity as well as our quality of life. But new and widened roads alone cannot solve the traffic congestion and other problems that have become a part of daily life for many Fourth District residents. I am a strong supporter of "smart growth" development, which emphasizes greater coordination of housing, public transportation, and economic development plans at the local level, as well as an advocate for a "complete streets" policy that improves transportation options for all users – including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, older persons, individuals with disabilities, and motorists. I have worked with local leaders to advance a plan for expanded bus and regional rail, and have also helped lead the fight in Congress to expand and improve high-speed rail in critical corridors, including the Southeast. We simply must develop a true multi-modal transportation strategy in order to keep pace with our community's needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More on Transportation and Infrastructure

April 9, 2021 Press Release

DURHAM, NC (April 9, 2021) – Today, Congressman David Price (NC-04), Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations Subcommittee released the following statement on President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 22) discretionary budget request:  

March 31, 2021 Press Release

DURHAM, NC (March 31, 2021) – Today, Congressman David Price (NC-04), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, released a statement in strong support of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan:  

 

October 20, 2020 Press Release

Chapel Hill, NC (October 20, 2020) – Congressman David Price (D-NC) released a statement regarding the recent decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly recommending masks for passengers and workers on nearly all forms of public transportation, including commercial airlines and ride-share companies.

October 11, 2020 Press Release

Raleigh, NC (October 11, 2020) – Today, Congressman David Price (NC-04), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee (T-HUD) renewed calls for the Trump administration to mandate masks for public transportation following reports that the White House blocked guidelines drafted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to require masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect the public and essential transportation workers.

September 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC (September 30, 2020) Today, Representatives David E. Price (NC-04) and Lee Zeldin (NY-01) introduced the bipartisan Flood Resiliency and Taxpayer Savings Act of 2020.

September 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives David Price (D-NC) and G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC) announced that they secured a $47 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to purchase the S-Line rail corridor from Raleigh, North Carolina to Ridgeway, North Carolina to preserve the corridor for future passenger service.

August 10, 2020 Press Release

Chapel Hill, NC (August 10, 2020) – Today, Representative David Price (NC-04), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), announced that the Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Transit will receive $5.6 million in competitive “Bus and Bus Facilities” grant funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to purchase new zero-emission electric buses and related charging infrastructure.  Rep.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (July 31, 2020) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7617, a package of appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2021 which included the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (T-HUD) funding bill authored by Chairman David Price.

July 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (July 14, 2020) — The House Appropriations Committee today approved Chairman David Price’s fiscal year 2021 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies bill. The legislation funds the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies, including the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.

 

July 14, 2020 Press Release

Chairman David Price

Opening Statement

Full Committee Markup of the FY 2021 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

July 14th, 2020