Transportation & Infrastructure
"Climate change is real and we need to create a new clean energy economy built upon investments that put Americans back to work." - Rep. Waxman
The House of Representatives has a lot of power to write our nation’s laws, but it does not have the power to rewrite the laws of nature. Climate change is real and we need to build a new clean energy economy built upon investments that put Americans to work repairing our aging infrastructure and transportation systems. Rep. Waxman is committed to strengthening the Clean Air Act and protecting public health by improving air quality and increasing the fuel efficiency of cars on the road. He supports infrastructure upgrades to reduce congestion and increase public transit, pedestrian and cycling opportunities for commuters on the Westside of Los Angeles.
The future of mass transit in Los Angeles moved forward in February of 2012 with the inclusion of $50 million for the Westside Subway Extension and $31 million for the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget. Rep. Waxman welcomes this investment in major new transit initiatives that will bring riders from Downtown Los Angeles to the Westwood/UCLA station, reduce traffic congestion, and enhance economic development throughout the region. He will continue to fight hard for robust federal funding that will ensure these projects are successfully completed.