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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

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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.

March 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Representatives Jesús “Chuy” Garcia (IL-04), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Steve Cohen (TN-09) urged leaders in the House and Senate to include protections for workers and consumers in any financial assistance aimed at supporting the airline industry as part of further economic stimulus to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. 

February 5, 2020 In The News

Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing major airlines to cut down on airplane noise around Logan Airport. Letters sent to American, Delta and Southwest Airlines are “urging them to act to reduce airplane-related noise problems that have affected Massachusetts residents and communities across the country.”

February 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), along with Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), Congressman Joseph Kennedy III (MA-04), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (MA-05), and United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J.

January 15, 2020 In The News

The Congressional Black Caucus made a historic visit to Boston last weekend to address the country’s systemic inequality and economic injustice. A press conference held Friday at Northeastern University’s John D. O’Bryant African American Institute commenced the “State of Black America” series, where various elected officials acknowledged America’s continuing racial disparities and advocated for progressive reforms.   

November 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congressman Stephen Lynch (MA-08) and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $20 million “Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD)” grant to the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). This federal funding will help Massport expand its volume capacity by 100,000 containers at the Conley Container Terminal, as well as construct a new Cypher-E freight corridor in South Boston.