Third Way Applauds House Democrats on The INVEST in America Act

Third Way Applauds House Democrats on The INVEST in America Act

WASHINGTON — Third Way today released the following statement from Alex Laska, Transportation Policy Advisor for Third Way’s Climate and Energy Program:

“The INVEST in America Act is the kind of bold legislation we need to get us on the path to a cleaner and more equitable transportation system,” said Alexander Laska, Transportation Policy Advisor for Third Way’s Climate and Energy Program. “House Democrats’ surface reauthorization proposal would create millions of jobs rebuilding our transportation infrastructure in a way that better helps people access the things they need while jump-starting our efforts to decarbonize transportation.”

“The bill significantly increases funding for EV charging infrastructure, public transportation including zero-emission buses, and other projects that will reduce carbon pollution. The bill puts equity front and center by providing funds to reconnect communities torn apart by urban freeways and other infrastructure barriers. It also refocuses our highway spending towards repair and maintenance and away from highway widening, which increases vehicle congestion and emissions.”

“Third Way applauds House Democrats for taking this critical first step towards advancing a surface reauthorization that rises to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We look forward to working with them, their colleagues in the Senate and the Biden Administration to pass a generational investment in jobs, infrastructure, and climate this year.”


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