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Transportation Infrastructure

The United States was once among the world leaders in quality infrastructure; now, we rank just 11th according to the World Economic Forum. In the 2017 report by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the overall assessment of our nation’s infrastructure ranked the U.S. at a D+.

Our infrastructure is woefully lacking and a daily inconvenience to the citizens of Silicon Valley. Transportation is about far more than simply getting from one place to another. It's about creating jobs, stimulating the economy, revitalizing neighborhoods, cleaning our air, and allowing all commuters to spend less frustrating time in gridlock, and more quality time with their families. We need to invest more in local transportation infrastructure, and empower local governments and communities in developing unique solutions to local problems.

Public transportation should help more people access economic opportunities throughout Silicon Valley. To improve transportation, I will advocate for a multi-modal transportation system, including mass transit, new buses and more bus routes, ride-sharing services, and the expansion of BART. It is past time for us to invest heavily in our crumbling roads, bridges, and transit systems to transform our infrastructure, create millions of jobs, and compete in the 21st century global economy.


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More on Transportation Infrastructure

November 15, 2021 Ro's Op-Eds

Fox News

On November 5 we showed that our Congress is capable of coming together on a bipartisan basis to ensure that America leads in the 21st century. Democrats and Republicans voted to pass legislation that will rebuild our roads and bridges and make sure every American has clean drinking water and access to high-speed internet. 

November 6, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – November 6, 2021 – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Deputy Whip for the Congressional Progressive Caucus, issued the following statement on the House passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill.  

October 31, 2021 In The News

Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna, a leading progressive lawmaker from California, said Sunday he plans to vote in favor of the $1.75 trillion social policy and climate change package unveiled by President Biden last week, as well as a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, when the two plans are brought to the House floor.

October 20, 2021 In The News

For weeks, President Biden has met repeatedly with Democratic lawmakers as part of the tortuous negotiations over his agenda — but to the frustration of many, he has revealed few opinions of his own on what should remain in the plan and what should be jettisoned.

July 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Ro Khanna (CA-14), Congressional Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip and Member of the House Committee on Oversight, announced he had secured the inclusion of $13.5 million in the House Appropriations Committee fiscal year 2022 funding bills for all ten South Bay projects he requested. 

June 15, 2021 In The News

Interview

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) told Hill.TV’s “Rising” how progressives plan to secure climate provisions should an infrastructure proposal be split into two bills.

May 13, 2019 In The News

If Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and President Trump can’t strike an infrastructure deal, key Democrats say they should push their own partisan bill through the House ahead of the 2020 elections.

That strategy, backers argue, would demonstrate to voters that they’re making good on the campaign promises that won them the lower chamber last year — and remain focused on those bread-and-butter issues looking ahead.