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

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. 

 

June 17, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NYReps. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) and Julia Brownley (D-CA) have joined to introduce the Safe and Friendly for the Environment (SAFE) Streets Act, which will direct more federal funds toward making our streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, helping to save lives and encouraging better protection of the environment.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced the restoration of funding for the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program to its fully authorized level of $2.3 billion. The broadly popular program enjoys bipartisan support and helps cities and states around the country get major transit infrastructure improvement projects off the ground. The CIG New Starts program will be a critical source of funding for the Second Avenue Subway Phase II Extension project.

 

May 3, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – During today’s tour of the Second Avenue Subway, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) was joined by Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), New York State Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez, and MTA leaders for a first hand assessment of phase II of the project.  

April 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, has reintroduced the Stopping Threats on Pedestrians (STOP) Act, a bill that would provide funding to cities and localities for the installation of critical safety bollards to protect pedestrians in high traffic areas like New York’s Times Square.   

 

February 21, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – This week, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) provided an overview of his legislative priorities, agenda for the 116th Congress, and record accomplishments on behalf of New York’s 13th congressional district during this year’s State of the District event held on Tuesday evening at the Our Children’s Foundation, Inc. This year marked Rep. Espaillat’s third annual State of the District address since he was sworn into Congress in 2017.

February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05), and Grace Meng (NY-06) thanked Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Rick Larsen for hearing the concerns of New York members of Congress and holding a hearing to investigate the impacts of the Trump Shutdown on the safety, stability and security of air travel and our aviation system.

January 25, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement following reports from the FAA that flights have been halted at LaGuardia Airport due to the Trump Shutdown.

January 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement following his appointment to serve on the influential House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: