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After more than four years of collaboration with families of those who lived and worked at Camp Nelson, along with community stakeholders and others, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) and Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke today announced that President Trump has designated the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park as Kentucky’s first National Monument. This designation, the first President Trump has signed, will provide the community with the resources to preserve and share the story of Camp Nelson for generations to come.
This week, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) announced that with the help of his office the Department of Transportation awarded the City of Frankfort a $7.9 million grant through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.
The TIGER grant award will be used to revitalize the Second Street Corridor of the Commonwealth’s capital to boost economic development, create a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists, and promote connectivity to surrounding areas.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today announced that the City of Frankfort will receive a $7.9 million grant through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program for the Second Street Corridor Revitalization Project.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06), who has championed efforts to give national recognition to the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park in Jessamine County, applauded the release of the Department of the Interior’s recommendation that the park be designated as a National Monument. After learning of the Department’s plans to review National Monument designations, Congressman Barr brought the historic site to Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke’s attention as a possible addition for monument status. Congressman Barr and his staff worked with local stakeholders to educate the Department’s staff on th
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today announced that Lextran will receive a $1 million grant through the Federal Transit Authority’s Low or No Emission Vehicle Program. The funds will be used to purchase battery-powered buses and on-route charging stations in coordination with the University of Kentucky’s ‘Blue Goes Green’ program which seeks a zero-emissions campus for transportation. Congressman Barr wrote a letter to the Federal Transit Administration in support of the grant application.
Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) issued the following statement after President-Elect Donald Trump announced he would nominate Secretary Elaine L. Chao to head the Department of Transportation in his administration:
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today congratulated the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government for securing a federal grant worth more than $14 million to support the Town Branch Commons Corridor project in downtown Lexington from the Department of Transportation. Congressman Barr supported the project through letters of support, phone calls to Administration officials, and working with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s office.
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today voted for and the House passed H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The bill funds improvements to America’s surface transportation infrastructure including roads, bridges, transit systems, and rail transportation network. The bill includes a number of reforms to refocus funding on national priorities, provide certainty and flexibility for states and local governments, streamline approval processes, while maintaining a strong commitment to safety.
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that includes a provision Congressman Andy Barr introduced that would transfer the licensing authority for the Valley View Ferry from federal operating licensing to a state-based operating license.
H.R. 4005, the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014, was passed by a bipartisan voice vote and contains Congressman Barr’s bill, H.R. 2570, the Valley View Ferry Preservation Act of 2013.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement following President Obama’s State of the Union Address:
“Tonight, I had hoped to hear about how the President will reduce our exploding federal debt, protect the American people from the harmful effects of the new healthcare law, and grow the economy to create jobs for hardworking families who are suffering in this stagnant economy.
“Unfortunately, the President offered the same failed approach of more government spending, more job-crushing regulations, and higher taxes.