Transportation

Our roads, public transportation, and pedestrian walkways are in dire need of funding. As the Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ Transportation, Housing, and Infrastructure Task Force, Congressmember Adriano Espaillat plans to bring transportation funding to the forefront of legislative issues that need to be tackled.

Congressmember Espaillat is pushing for transportation and infrastructure policies that ensure safe and accessible means of transportation for work commuters and students, upgrade and maintain American infrastructure, protect and expand digital infrastructure, and include public housing in the definition of infrastructure. He has also made it a priority to push for adequate funding of TIGER grants, which would help fund New York City projects, like the expansion of the Second Avenue Subway.

Rep. Adriano Espaillat has been pushing for Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway expansion in New York City. This would bring service up to East Harlem, connecting this community with Midtown and neighborhoods down to lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. The project would help ease congestion on one of the most crowded lines in the city and continue progress on the largest expansion of the subway system in generations. East Harlem is an under-resourced community with the highest concentration of low-income housing in the city. Harlemites depend on public transportation to get to work, doctor’s appointments, school, child care, and other every day obligations. 

More on Transportation

July 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — El congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) emitió los siguientes comentarios durante el proceso de finalización en el pleno del proyecto de ley de financiación del gobierno en Transporte, Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (THUD) para el año fiscal 2022, donde destacó que varias de sus prioridades se incluyeron en el proyecto de ley.

July 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) delivered the following remarks during the full House Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) markup of Fiscal Year 2022 government funding bills, where he highlighted a number of his priorities that were included in the bill.

Watch video of Rep. Espaillat’s remarks during consideration of the THUD annual funding bill.

April 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement in support of President Joe Biden’s first address to Congress.

Watch Rep. Espaillat's pre-joint address remarks.

March 11, 2021 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement following the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that will deliver vital aid to millions of Americans:

 

January 27, 2021 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY –El congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) ha sido designado para formar parte de tres paneles clave en el Comité de Apropiaciones de la Cámara de Representantes que supervisan los fondos para los programas federales de vivienda, transporte y ayuda exterior, así como las operaciones de la rama legislativa.

January 27, 2021 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) has been appointed to serve on three key panels on House Appropriations Committee that oversee funding for federal housing, transportation and foreign aid programs, as well as operations of the legislative branch. A former member of the House Foreign Affairs and Transportation and Infrastructure committees, Espaillat will continue to play a key role in our nations diplomatic efforts as well as in a forthcoming infrastructure investment package.

December 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Hoy, el congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) anunció una serie de victorias en políticas clave y financiamientos importantes en la legislación que establece el gasto federal.

El proyecto de ley, que se convertirá en ley como parte de un paquete de financiamiento del gobierno de fin de año, incluye miles de millones de dólares para programas y prioridades que Espaillat ha avanzado en los últimos años.

December 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced a series of key policy and funding wins in legislation setting federal spending.

The bill, which is slated to become law as part of a year-end government funding package, includes billions of dollars for programs and priorities Espaillat has advanced over the past few years.