Maloney, House Democrats Pass the INVEST in America Act
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today voted with her colleagues to pass H.R. 3684, the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act. The legislation makes transformational investments in America’s highways, roads, bridges, transit, rail, and water infrastructure to create jobs, modernize our infrastructure and reduce carbon pollution. This legislation puts some of the key pieces of President Biden’s infrastructure vision into legislative text.
“For far too long, New York’s critical infrastructure needs have not been met,” said Congresswoman Maloney. “The INVEST in America Act is a crucial step in changing that and creating good paying, green jobs. This bill will help us get more funding to the MTA for much needed repairs, creates a new reduced-fare pilot program to improve access for low-income riders, and, most importantly, prioritizes investments that will enable the MTA to make our subway system more accessible to riders with disabilities. Currently, only 29% of NYC subway stops are ADA-accessible – it should be 100%. I am also very excited about the increase in funding for passenger rail and Amtrak, including $13.5 billion for the Northeast Corridor, which will make critical investments so we can finally bring high speed rail between NYC and Boston. This will be a huge boost to our city’s economy as we work to rebuild after the pandemic.”