Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks at the ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new movable median barrier installed on the Golden Gate Bridge, which enhances safety for travelers and bridge workers.

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks at the ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new movable median barrier installed on the Golden Gate Bridge, which enhances safety for travelers and bridge workers. ​

Access to safe, efficient, and reliable transportation is crucial for our country. Americans are tired of the potholes, the traffic delays, and the danger of our crumbling roads and bridges. The American Society of Civil Engineers has given our nation’s infrastructure a D+ rating and our poor infrastructure costs our economy tens of billions of dollars annually. We can no longer continue to pass the buck, it is crucial that Congress act now.

By making critical investments in our transportation systems, we can confront the impending crisis of crumbling infrastructure, while spurring economic development, promoting commerce, improving mobility and reducing air pollution and our dependence on foreign oil. In addition, these crucial transportation projects create thousands of good paying jobs – with better infrastructure, comes bigger paychecks.

On December 3, 2015, I voted in favor of H.R. 22, The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. This measure provided guaranteed funding for the next five years for highway, bridge, transportation safety, and public transit projects. While this bill was instrumental in allowing critical infrastructure projects to move forward, it is not enough. It will take trillions of dollars to fully repair our aging system of roads and bridges, and this will only increase the longer we delay action.

When crafting our transportation options, we must work to reduce the focus on single-driving occupancy and increase our options for bus and rail transit, ride-sharing, walking, biking, and transit-oriented development, while creating vibrant livable communities.

Throughout my time in Congress, I have also worked tirelessly to obtain federal assistance for transportation needs in San Francisco, including billions in federal funding for the Third Street Light Rail, Central Subway, Transbay Transit Center, Presidio Parkway, Golden Gate Bridge, SFO, and California high-speed rail.

Please be assured that I will continue to fight for strong, smart investments in the infrastructure of America – infrastructure that creates jobs, improves our quality of life, and enhances safety.

 

More on Transportation

Apr 13, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Jorge Aguilar, 202-226-7616    

San Francisco  – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Senator Dianne Feinstein, Assemblymember Phil Ting and community leaders to commemorate the newly installed suicide deterrent system on the Golden Gate Bridge.  Below is a transcript of the Leader’s remarks:
 
Opening Remarks
 
“Good morning, everyone.  What a bittersweet day it is – the joy of the prospect of saving lives, the sadness of those we’ve lost.  

Nov 5, 2015 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today named 12 House Democratic Members to serve on a conference committee to complete a final Highway Bill agreement. 

Nov 5, 2015 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks today on the House floor in support of the highway and transportation funding bill.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Jun 4, 2015 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference today.  Below is a transcript of the press conference.  

Leader Pelosi.  Good morning, everyone. 

Mar 25, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525:
 
“Our hearts ache for the families and friends of the 150 passengers and crew aboard Germanwings Flight 9525.  Every plane crash is a tragedy, but today, we are especially saddened by the loss of so many young people, full of hope and promise following their 10th grade class trip to Spain, who never made it home to Germany.
 
Mar 23, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the House Democratic budget alternative, which was released today:
 
“Last week, House Republicans released a budget that once again exposed their special interest values with a proposal to give tax breaks to the wealthy on the backs of hard-working Americans.  Today, House Democrats have offered a better plan for America’s future:  bigger paychecks and better infrastructure for everyone. 
 
Jan 12, 2015 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks at the ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new movable median barrier installed on the Golden Gate Bridge, which enhances safety for travelers and bridge workers.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

“Thank you, Mr. President.  That has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

Jan 6, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today announcing an additional $25 million in Navy former installation cleanup funds for San Francisco – $15 million to the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and $10 million to Treasure Island Naval Station. The increased funding was part of a $45 million increase above the President’s budget in the Navy Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) account signed into law as part of the recent fiscal year (FY) 2015 Omnibus Appropriations funding measure.
Nov 12, 2014 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote to Speaker Boehner today urging him to provide fair committee ratios in the 114th Congress. 

Jul 9, 2014 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the prospect of a strike on the Long Island Rail Road during contract negotiations between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and railway unions:

“Avoiding a strike on the Long Island Rail Road should be a priority for all levels of government.  It is my hope that all parties involved will be able reach a fair resolution, and that we can avoid the disruption of a strike that would have a negative impact on commuters.