07.27.20

Gardner Welcomes $10 Million for Pipeline Research, Development, and Testing in Pueblo

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) in Pueblo, Colorado will receive $10 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to design and develop a pipeline Research, Development, and Testing (RDT) facility. According to PHMSA, the Research and Development program provides funding to support research, development, and testing to improve the safety and efficiency of pipelines across the nation.

“The oil and gas industry supports roughly 232,000 jobs in Colorado and contributes more than $31 billion to our state’s economy, which helps generate more revenue for our counties, schools, and roads,” said Senator Gardner. “This new facility will stand to not only create jobs in the Pueblo area, but it will advance pipeline technology to transport energy more safely and efficiently across the entire country.”

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.