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

March 23, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, calls for federal support of public transit agencies around the nation to be included in the COVID-19 economic recovery package.

 

February 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCRepresentatives Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R- PR) lauded the unanimous approval of the Housing Survivors of Major Disasters Act at today’s House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee mark-up.

February 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a medium-high rating for the Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 Extension project, giving it a necessary green light to move forward.

February 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, unveiled House Democrats’ new framework for a five-year, $760 billion investment that would create an estimated 10 million jobs addressing some of the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs, from the massive maintenance backlog, to designing safer streets, to putting the U.S.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCRepresentative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement on legislative victories secured through his efforts in the recent appropriations package that will have immediate impacts on projects throughout New York’s 13th congressional district.

 

November 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced the introduction of H.R.

August 29, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) led 26 of his colleagues from downstate New York and northern New Jersey in sending a letter to top leadership at American Airlines and unions representing their workforce urging them to maintain jobs in the greater New York metropolitan region.

 

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) joined Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) today to introduce the Complete Streets Act, legislation that would promote safer and more accessible transportation routes across the United States.