Rep. Eshoo Votes for Transformative Infrastructure Package
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) released the following statement after voting for the INVEST in America Act, comprehensive legislation to modernize America’s roads, bridges, transit, rail, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.
“My constituents have voted time and time again for ballot initiatives which raise their own taxes to fund desperately needed local transportation projects. It’s time the federal government does its part to address traffic congestion and bring our roads and bridges into the 21st century,” said Rep. Eshoo. “Because one third of emissions come from the transportation sector, this bill makes direct investments in electric vehicle charging stations and other green infrastructure such as electric buses, to lower carbon emissions. It also stops the spread of toxic chemicals contaminating our drinking water and ensures our water systems are resilient to climate change. The legislation also includes investments in community projects in California’s 18th congressional district to relieve traffic congestion, improve safety, and ensure public transit is accessible for all.”
The INVEST in America Act contains key priorities of Rep. Eshoo, including:
- Specific Projects Approved for CA-18. The specific community projects are listed below:
- Additional Mini Highs at Caltrain Stations
- Boulder Creek Complete Streets Improvements Project
- Highway 9 Safety Improvement Project in Monte Sereno
- Middle Avenue Pedestrian/ Bicycle Rail Crossing Project in Menlo Park
- Santa Cruz Paratransit Vans Replacement Project
- Saratoga Pedestrian Walkway Project
- Scotts Creek Coastal Resiliency Project
- US 101 / Woodside Interchange Improvement
- West San Jose Priority Bikeways Implementation Project
- The Nationwide Dig Once Act: This is Rep Eshoo’s bipartisan legislation to expand the deployment of broadband to rural and unserved communities across the U.S. by requiring the inclusion of conduit – plastic pipes that house fiberoptic cables – during the construction of federally funded highways. This policy reduces the costs and inconvenience associated with having to dig up roads to install broadband infrastructure after a federal road is built.
- Electric Vehicle Infrastructure: Rep. Eshoo’s amendment promotes the installation of faster charging stations for electric vehicles along interstate highways across the country.