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  • Perlmutter, Polis Introduce Bill to Update Safety Standards for Crash Resistant Helicopter Fuel Systems
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Perlmutter, Polis Introduce Bill to Update Safety Standards for Crash Resistant Helicopter Fuel Systems Bill requires FAA to expedite rulemaking and finalize by December 31, 2016 Today, U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Jared Polis (CO-02) introduced the Helicopter Fuel System Safety Act to require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to finalize a rulemaking by December 31, 2016 requiring all newly manufactured helicopters to be built with crash resistant fuel systems. The December 31s... Read more

  • CO Congressmen: FAA needs to act quicker to avoid fiery crashes
    Posted in In the News on February 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Content originally published by 9news on February 11th, 2016. KUSA – A pair of Colorado congressmen plan to introduce legislation Friday that would urge the Federal Aviation Administration to require all newly built helicopters to have crash resistant fuel systems by the end of the year. The news follows a lengthy 9Wants to Know investigation into a fiery Flight for Life crash in Frisco that left a Colorado flight nurse with catastrophic and life-threatening burns on most of his body. Seconds a... Read more

  • Fueling the Fire
    Posted in In the News on December 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Transportation

    Content originally published by KUSA 9news on December 21st, 2015 Read more

  • Colorado to benefit in many ways from FAST Act passage
    Posted in In the News on December 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

    Content originally published by the Denver Post on December 4th, 2015. The $305 billion highway transportation funding bill that Congress passed and sent to the White House has a lot for Colorado to love, besides unsticking much-needed transportation money for state projects. The five-year Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act restores a crop-insurance subsidy that’s available to Colorado farmers and renews the Export-Import Bank, which extends help to small businesses in the state... Read more

  • Perlmutter Supports Long-Term Surface Transportation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted to support the bipartisan conference report on H.R. 22, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act which included reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. In addition, Rep. Perlmutter authored two provisions included in H.R. 22 to benefit the people of the 7th Congressional District. “I’m pleased Congress worked together to achieve the first long-term surface transportation bill in ten years. This bipartisan legislation will provide $281 bi... Read more

  • Provisions of Polis-Perlmutter bill to prevent marijuana-impaired driving pass House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    LUCID Act measure calling for research into detection, prevention of impaired driving included in transportation bill A measure calling for federal research into the most scientifically sound methods for stopping marijuana-impaired driving, originally proposed by Reps. Jared Polis (CO-02) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), was included in the comprehensive transportation reauthorization bill that passed the House today. “No matter what side of the legalization debate you fall on, we all agree on the im... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Surface Transportation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after he voted to support a six-year highway and transit bill which also reauthorized the expired Export-Import Bank: “After 34 short-term extensions, today the House proved it can work in a bi-partisan fashion toward a long-term Surface Transportation bill. Passing a long-term bill will go a long way to rebuild and strengthen our roads, bridges, and transit systems. This legislation is important to creating jobs, rebuildin... Read more

  • Company plans fuel tank changes on EMS helicopters
    Posted in In the News on November 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Transportation

    This content was orginally published on KUSA on October 29th, 2015. KUSA – Following a series of stories by 9Wants to Know on the tendency of helicopter fuel tanks to rupture following low-impact crashes, one of the major owners of EMS helicopters in the country says it's committed to retrofitting the fuel systems on its entire fleet of one helicopter in particular. Englewood-based Air Methods released a statement to 9Wants to Know this week saying it intends to start retrofitting its fleet of ... Read more

  • Highway Bill Would Bar Funding For Traffic Cameras
    Posted in In the News on October 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Content originally published on Boomberg BNA on October 23, 2015. October 23, 2015 07:47PM ET | Bloomberg BNA Oct. 23 (BNA) -- Motorists may no longer have to watch their backs for hidden traffic cameras if a House highway bill passes. A provision buried in the surface transportation authorization bill (H.R. 3763) would bar states and localities from spending federal dollars on automated cameras that catch drivers speeding or running red lights. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Commi... Read more

  • Fiery helicopter crashes lead to congressional action
    Posted in In the News on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Content originally published on KUSA on October 22, 2015. More than three months after a fiery helicopter crash in Frisco killed one and critically wounded another, a pair of Colorado congressmen say the time has come for the FAA to demand better fuel systems onboard helicopters. The call follows a series of reports from 9Wants to Know detailing the large number of post-crash fires following survivable helicopter crashes in the United States since 1994. Calling the safety standards for helicopt... Read more

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