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Congressman Rob Woodall

Representing the 7th District of Georgia

Transportation

Downtown Buford, GA

I-85 runs right through the heart of the Seventh District of Georgia and its residents rely heavily on GA-316, GA-400, and US-78.  Millions of cars travel up and down I-85 to and from people's work in Atlanta to their homes in Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties.  Without these resources, growth and prosperity in our area would be unimaginable.

Of course, the interstate highway system is but one part of our nation's transportation infrastructure – roads, bridges, ports, railroads, and airplanes are all vital transportation resources that keep our economy moving forward. In fact, one single port deepening project at our state's Savannah Harbor is worth an estimated $115 million annually in added economic benefits to the country.  A well-functioning air traffic control system can avert potential airplane disasters and save time and money by drastically reducing air travel delays. Integrated railway systems can reduce our use of fossil fuels, thereby saving Americans millions of dollars every year on high fuel costs for transporting goods across the country.

A comprehensive transportation policy that integrates the needs of the federal government with that of state and local transportation agencies is essential to our nation's economic future. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I will work with my colleagues in the House to pass common-sense legislation that relies more on innovation and careful use of our scarce financial resources than on tax increases.

A crucial part of viable transportation policy is returning as many transportation decisions and dollars to the states.  It is only at the local level that our dollars can be put to the highest and best use. In the meantime, the federal government must be responsible stewards of transportation money moving forward.

To learn more about transportation issues, please visit the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee website at https://transportation.house.gov.

More on Transportation

September 27, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House unanimously approved H.R. 302, the “Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018,” which invests in airport improvements, introduces new protections for aviation customers, establishes a framework for drones to promote safety and innovation, and streamlines the certification process for safe aviation components, making it easier for Seventh District manufacturers and aviation suppliers accounting for millions of dollars’ worth of local economic activity to get their products to market faster.
September 13, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the House Amendment to S. 3021, “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018” – the bicameral agreement to investment in America’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water infrastructure. Of particular note to Georgians and businesses across the southeast, the agreement raises the authorized federal share of funds for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project from $492 million in 2014 to what will now be nearly $732 million to keep it on time and on track.
June 8, 2018 In The News

The federal government is pledging significant funding for the addition of new express lanes on Ga. 400.

In a news release, Rep. Rob Woodall, who represents portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, announced this week the U.S. Department of Transportation will announce $184 million in Infrastructure For Rebuilding America grant funds for the Georgia Department of Transportation for the construction of the express lanes.

June 7, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House passed (H.R. 8), the “Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018” – which provides for improvements to America’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources. The measure was unanimously approved by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last month, and easily cleared the full House today with a vote of 408 - 2.
April 27, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the “Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 and the Disaster Recovery Reform Act,” to reauthorize the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), continue investment in airports across the country, improve competitiveness for local manufacturers, and strengthen passenger protections. The measure extends to 2023, and contains reforms long sought after by many in the local community, including the state’s third busiest airport at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville.
September 19, 2017 Press Release
This week, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall, the senior Georgia member on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, participated in a roundtable discussion with the Georgia Transportation Alliance and members of the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce to highlight transportation priorities for the state and region. Rep. Woodall was joined by fellow Transportation and Infrastructure Committee member Rep. Drew Ferguson (GA 03), and the two provided legislative updates, as well as answered questions from those in attendance.
April 18, 2017 In The News

Local congressmen praised Georgia Department of Transportation officials for their work to quickly rebuild and re-open Interstate 85 in Atlanta after a tour of the construction site on Friday.

Two of Gwinnett’s three U.S. representatives, Hank Johnson and Rob Woodall, visited the site with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., to get an in-person look at how the rebuilding work is going. Johnson and Woodall are members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee.