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October 19, 2019 Press Release

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For years, transportation systems in the Massachusetts 7th congressional district and across the country have perpetuated disparities - forcing many of our low-income neighbors to pay more, endure long commutes, and lose pay and family time. With our current transportation infrastructure entrenched as one of the largest sources of carbon emissions, it is critical that we support multi-modal transportation options like cycling, rapid speed transit, and walking.

October 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed published today in the Boston Globe, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Boston At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu, and LivableStreets Alliance Executive Director Stacy Thompson highlight the need to promote bold transportation policies that prioritize maintenance, connect people to jobs and services, and design our transportation infrastructure for safety over the expansion of new, c

October 17, 2019 In The News

Drawing on longstanding issues of equitable access to public transit in her district, U.S. Rep Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts joined federal lawmakers on Thursday to launch a new caucus designed to tackle obstacles to reliable public transportation facing less prosperous communities around the country.

In her speech, Pressley focused on neighborhoods in her home district, particularly along the MBTA’s Fairmount Commuter Rail Line, including Mattapan, Roxbury and Dorchester.

October 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), and Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) launched the Future of Transportation Caucus, which will be dedicated to creating a vision for the future of our transportation system that emphasizes equity, access, and sustainability.

October 13, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ayanna Pressley announced Saturday a new caucus that will be formed on Capitol Hill, which aims to address the future of transportation.

WBZ NewsRadio’s Jim MacKay spoke with Congresswoman Pressley at a Town Hall event in Randolph, Mass. on Saturday about the caucus.

Pressley is co-creating the caucus with Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jesus Garcia (D-Ill.). It is set to focus on mass transit across the country, including how federal money is allocated.

September 9, 2019 Press Release

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August 23, 2019 Press Release

BOSTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), William Keating (MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04), Katherine Clark (MA-05), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Lori Trahan (MA-03), today announced that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will receive over $41 million in competitive grant funding through the U.S.

July 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHIGNTON - Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL), co-chairs of the Congressional Bike Caucus, introduced the Bikeshare Transit Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that supports local bikeshare programs by helping communities across the country access federal funds for bikeshare facilities and equipment.