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

June 18, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) issued the following statement calling for the immediate resignation of New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) top official, Meera Joshi following a number of suicide deaths of NYC taxi drivers.

April 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement on passage and inclusion of his Amendment No. 43 to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization.

February 28, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Today, in his continued push to reshape New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) has published a new white paper titled, “In Search of Better Policies In Response to The Growing Influx of New Driving Services, Rideshare Applications & Challenges Facing New York Taxi Drives: Dismantling and Restructuring the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC).”

February 12, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) addressed the need for better policies in response to the growing influx of new driving services, rideshare applications and challenges facing New York City taxi drivers with the current licensing and regulation structure of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC).