Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Transportation & Infrastructure

We need to rebuild America – beginning with our entire transportation infrastructure. Experts tell us we need to invest $1 trillion to rebuild our crumbling transportation system  – and in the process create some 13 million new good paying middle class jobs in construction, and throughout our economy.

As Minnesota’s only member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, I continue to work on a bipartisan basis to advance a comprehensive, long-term transportation plan with new sources of funding to rebuild our highways, roads, bridges, airports, harbors, railroads, mass transit systems and pipelines. Our ability to grow our 21st Century economy and successfully compete in the global marketplace depends on the progress we make in achieving these goals.

More on Transportation & Infrastructure

Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today questioned U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on the Trump Administration and Congress’ push to privatize our Nation’s air traffic control system.

Video of Nolan’s questioning is available
HERE.

Jun 5, 2017 Video
Jun 1, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan called on leaders of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and Aviation Subcommittee to have a hearing to investigate the state of consumer protection practices within the airline industry, a news release from Nolan's office said Tuesday.

Jun 1, 2017 In The News

The Highway 169 Eagles Nest Project is finally getting underway. The $16 million project has been almost two decades in the making. Friday, MnDot and other state officials gathered to celebrate reaching this milestone. "After 19 years since the task force was first assembled, and after a decade after Congressman Oberstar secured funding for the project, we are finally ready to get started," said Senator, Amy Klobuchar, at Thursday's groundbreaking. For years, a nearly six-mile stretch on Highway 169 between Ely and Tower has been labeled as a danger.

Jun 1, 2017 In The News

America's infrastructure is the cornerstone of our national security and the key to job creation, business development, comfortable lives and quality communities. When we invest in our roads, bridges, airports, waterways, ports, pipelines, rail lines and broadband systems, we invest in ourselves and pay prosperity forward to future generations. So we can't be shortsighted. We need to think big, plan ahead, and make rebuilding our infrastructure the priority it needs to be.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today questioned a panel of United States airline industry executives, including United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, on the state of consumer protection practices within the airline industry.

Nolan focused on the practice of overbooking and the compensation provided to consumers who are delayed and inconvenienced.

Apr 18, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON D.C.] U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today called on leaders of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and Aviation Subcommittee to hold a hearing to investigate the state of consumer protection practices within the airline industry.

“The recent incident where a passenger was violently removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight against his will is merely one of many instances where an airline has shown disregard for the rights of their passengers,” Nolan said.