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  • Reps. Matsui and Poe Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Cruise Passenger Safety Laws
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Senators Blumenthal, Markey Introduce Senate Companion Bill Today, Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA), Ted Poe (R-TX) and Jim Himes (D-CT) introduced the Cruise Passenger Protection Act (CPPA) to strengthen passenger safety on cruise ships. The CPPA would build on the passenger safety measures signed into law in the 2010 Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act (CVSSA). The bill strengthens crime reporting and video surveillance requirements, improves medical standards, and holds cruise lines resp... Read more

  • Ranadivé, Rep. Matsui and Mayor Steinberg Convene Businesses to Speed Safe Adoption of Self-Driving Cars, Utilize Sacramento as Testing Ground
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology, Transportation

    Ranadivé, Rep. Matsui and Mayor Steinberg Convene Businesses to Speed Safe Adoption of Self-Driving Cars, Utilize Sacramento as Testing Ground Meeting is the Next Step in Efforts to Expand Autonomous Open Standards Lab Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé, U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui, and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg presented a vision for the city's leadership on autonomous vehicles to Silicon Valley, automotive, and local business leaders, as well as po... Read more

  • Business, civic leaders push for driverless-car testing in Sacramento
    Posted in In The News on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Transportation

    Fully driverless cars could be rolling down Sacramento streets in just more than a year, following a push by Mayor Darrell Steinberg, U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui and state Sen. Richard Pan to gain federal approval for automated-vehicle testing, the three lawmakers announced Thursday. “It’s about knocking on the doors of all these car companies and saying, ‘We want you here. Come to Sacramento,'” Steinberg said. The plan, described Thursday at a press conference at the California Automobile Museum, ma... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Applauds DOJ Action to Hold Princess Cruise Lines Accountable for Environmental Violations
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Princess Cruise Lines Will Pay Criminal Penalty for Intentional Pollution Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) praised the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) announcement that Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. has agreed to plead guilty to felony charges resulting from their intentional actions to pollute the ocean by illegally dumping oil contaminated waste. “Princess Cruise Lines’ intentional cover-up of their environmental recklessness is disgraceful and indicative of a troublesome industry culture,” said C... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Announces FAA Grant Funding to Improve Sacramento International Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Transportation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/1/2016 Contact: Lauren Dart 202-225-7163 Congresswoman Matsui Announces FAA Grant Funding to Improve Sacramento International Airport Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) announced that the Sacramento International Airport will be awarded over $16 million in grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The grant funding will be used toward a $35 million project that the Sacramento County Department of Airports (SCDOA) is undertaking to rehabilitate t... Read more

  • Sacramento Streetcar Project Awarded $30 million from Transit Intercity Rail Capital Program
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Sacramento Streetcar Project Awarded $30 million from Transit Intercity Rail Capital Program Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement on the announcement that the Downtown Riverfront Sacramento Streetcar project has been awarded $30 million in funding from the State of California’s Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP): “For more than 70 years, Sacramento’s streetcar system connected residents, visitors, and the region’s workforce. Today’s announcemen... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Statement on the Retirement of Sacramento Regional Transit General Manager Mike Wiley
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, October 2, 2015 CONTACT: JULIE EDDY (202) 225-7163 Congresswoman Matsui Statement on the Retirement of Sacramento Regional Transit General Manager Mike Wiley Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement on Sacramento Regional Transit General Manager Mike Wiley’s announcement that he will retire at the end of the2016 calendar year: “Mike has led Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) with a clear vision for the last eight years,” said Congresswo... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui Issues Statement on U.S. Department of Transportation's Final Oil-Train Safety Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 1, 2015 CONTACT: JULIE EDDY(202) 225-7163 Congresswoman Matsui Issues Statement on U.S. Department of Transportation’s Final Oil-Train Safety Regulations Today Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) commented on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) release of its Final High Hazard Flammable Trains Rulemaking. While DOT has been working to address this very serious safety hazard, Congresswoman Matsui believes more must be done. Given the increased incidents ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Matsui & Senator Blumenthal Express Concerns with Coast Guard Rulemaking on Passenger Protections for Cruise Vessels
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 16, 2015 CONTACT: Jonelle Trimmer (Rep. Matsui) 202-225-7163 Sarah Zukowski (Sen. Blumenthal) 202-224-0335 Congresswoman Matsui & Senator Blumenthal Express Concerns with Coast Guard Rulemaking on Passenger Protections for Cruise Vessels Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to the Commandant of the Coast Guard expressing concerns with oversights in the Coast Guard’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on the ... Read more

  • Important Cruise Passenger Safety Provision Signed Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, December 19, 2014 CONTACT: JONELLE TRIMMER (202) 225-7163 Important Cruise Passenger Safety Provision Signed Into Law Bill includes language from Rep. Matsui’s Cruise Passenger Protection Act requiring improvements to crime statistics website The President signed into law this week a Coast Guard reauthorization bill that includes a key provision ensuring the public has access to important safety information they need prior to booking a cruise. This provision was one... Read more

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