Transportation and Infrastructure
An efficient, reliable infrastructure that safely moves people, goods, and information is the bedrock of our society. As an engineer and entrepreneur, I know firsthand that jobs are created and improvements are made to our communities when we invest in our infrastructure. Regrettably, far too many of our roads, bridges, tunnels, and pipes have fallen into a state of disrepair.
Recently, I held a town hall for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to discuss and advocate for the infrastructure needs of our community. I understand that robust infrastructure leads to stronger businesses and more equitable access to jobs and opportunities. That’s why I have supported efforts to expand commuter rail and other public transportation options to communities across Chester and Berks Counties. I have also worked to provide Amtrak and SEPTA with the resources needed to overcome the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and continue service in our region.
In Congress, I have supported bold and bipartisan efforts to upgrade our nation’s outdated infrastructure. Notably, I voted for H.R. 2 - The Moving Forward Act, which would make the necessary investments to repair our roads and bridges, transform our electrical grid, expand public transportation options, and invest in safer drinking water. I have also urged Congress to take swift action to improve the accessibility of our public transportation options, repair our staggering inventory of structurally-deficient bridges, restore the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund, and fully fund federal-state partnerships like the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.
The time to act is now. It has been far too long since Congress has advanced something as essential as the infrastructure that binds us together as a nation. I see the tremendous economic potential in repairing, upgrading, and greening our aging infrastructure. As our Representative in Congress, you can count on me to advocate strongly for our infrastructure.