U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) recently fought on the House floor to show his support for funding that will improve the transportation and infrastructure for the state of California.
With the Highway and Transit Trust Fund expiring on May 31, Aguilar encouraged the House leadership to take immediate action.
“Once again, we’ve been pushed to the brink because of Republican leadership choosing to continue small, short-term patches rather than a comprehensive and decisive planning document," Aguilar said. "We cannot gamble with our infrastructure and transportation network—our streets, our roads, our bridges, our railways are crumbling and aren’t up to par. We can’t afford to wait any longer for a long-term plan.”
The transportation and infrastructure projects across the nation and California must be addressed before the fund expires.
“The Highway Trust Fund supports critical projects in our communities,” Aguilar said. “In my district in San Bernardino County, it would help fund the Devore Interchange, one of three routes in and out of Southern California, improving transportation and increasing efficiency for channeling goods in and out of the region. The American people deserve better—they deserve safe streets and roads, dependable transit to get to and from work, and the opportunity for local businesses to grow and expand. Without a long-term plan, Congress is part of the problem, not part of the solution.”