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December 11, 2020 In The News

On Thursday, Representative Ayanna Pressley joined 32 other members of the U.S. Congress to introduce the Transit Parity Resolution, which calls on the federal government to end its 40-year practice of spending four times as much on highways than on transit.

Since 1982, federal transportation funding has been governed by the “80-20 split,” which restricts the federal Department of Transportation from spending more than 20 percent of its Highway Trust Fund money on transit projects, leaving the majority of federal funding for highway projects.

December 10, 2020 Press Release

Resolution Text (PDF)

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), along with 30 Members of Congress, introduced the Transit Parity Resolution calling for equal funding for transit and highways.

July 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today applauded the House passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which contains several provisions championed by the Congresswoman to address systemic inequities in our infrastructure and transportation systems and create healthier, safer, and more connected communities.

June 26, 2020 Press Release

Bill Text (PDF) | One-Pager (PDF)

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) unveiled the Freedom to Move Act, bold legislation to support state and local efforts to promote public transportation as a public good and provide fare-free public transit systems.

June 24, 2020 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), and Mark Takano (CA-41), founding Co-Chairs of the Future of Transportation Caucus, led more than 20 of their colleagues in calling on House leadership to provide for bold federal investments in public transit agencies across the country that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 

April 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Future of Transportation Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Congressmen Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Mark Takano (CA-41) introduced two bills in line with the principles of the Caucus: the Improving Access to Jobs Act and the Improving Access to Services Act. Together, these bills would prioritize shorter, safer, and more efficient transportation to employment options and services

April 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), and Mark Takano (CA-41), founding Co-Chairs of the Future of Transportation Caucus (FOTC), led the caucus’ call to Congressional leadership urging that the principles of access, equity and sustainability must be central to any upcoming infrastructure investments.