Transportation

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. ​

Today, America’s infrastructure, once the envy of the world, is crumbling: giving us both the responsibility and the opportunity to take bold action to Build Back Better.  At the same time, the existential threat of the climate crisis and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic highlight the great disparities in our nation and point to the need for an innovative, future-focused infrastructure plan that is green, modern and sustainable – and just. 

Now, with the Biden-Harris Administration and the new Senate Democratic Majority, House Democrats will build on the progress made in the last Congress, when we passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act.  This landmark infrastructure legislation is a strong down payment to create millions of good-paying American union jobs and power growth by rebuilding America with clean energy, smart technology and resilient infrastructure.  We must now advance the clean energy economy of the future by investing boldly in transportation, broadband, water, and more – putting our nation on a path to a net-zero emissions future, while addressing disparities in our communities.

Here in San Francisco, since my earliest days in Congress, I have fought to secure strong federal funding to address the critical transportation and infrastructure needs in our city.  This funding has been instrumental in extending BART to the SFO Airport; strengthening BART’s Transbay Core Capacity initiative to increase capacity by 45 percent and improve service for millions of riders; creating the Third Street Light Rail; securing nearly $1 billion in federal funds for the Central Subway; securing $639 million for the Salesforce Transit Center; expanding access to affordable housing for vulnerable communities; protecting precious drinking water from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir; and ensuring critical city infrastructure is safe and seismically up to date.  And as the COVID pandemic decimated transit revenues and ridership in San Francisco, I secured billions in emergency transit assistance with over $2 billion to Bay Area transit providers, protecting thousands of transit jobs from furloughs and layoffs, while preserving transit service vital for essential workers. 
  
House Democrats will continue to take bold action in the climate fight – and in the process, we will protect clean air and clean water, create the good-paying jobs for the 21st Century economy, advance America’s preeminence in the green technologies of the future, defend our national security and honor our obligation to be good stewards of God’s creation.

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Apr 1, 2020 Press Release

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Dec 6, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Taylor Griffin, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi released this statement after securing a $15 million grant from the Department of Transportation for the first phase of the $71.5 million Better Market Street initiative.  Funding comes from the FY 2018 Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants, formerly known as TIGER grants. 

Jun 5, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

May 22, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the approval of a Full Funding Grant Agreement for Caltrain electrification:

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 delivered remarks today on the House floor in support of the highway and transportation funding bill.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

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. 

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.