WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released a 2017 Infrastructure Report on projects that will strengthen infrastructure and transportation systems across Washington’s 7th Congressional District and the greater-Seattle region.
The report was compiled in consultation with various stakeholders, including local municipal, county and state officials, in the greater Seattle area. Completion of these infrastructure projects will support and grow our local economy.
A copy of the full report can be found here.
“The Trump administration has failed to share an infrastructure plan with the American people, despite repeated promises of swift action,” Jayapal said. “So we’re moving forward. In the House, my Democratic colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee and in the Progressive Caucus have unveiled comprehensive infrastructure plans. We’re doing our jobs.”
“Washington’s 7th District has pressing needs,” Jayapal continued. “Robust infrastructure keeps our district thriving – from our parks, pedestrian walkways and bike lanes to our highly traveled roads, bridges and public transportation, to the preservation and protection of our waterways. I give my full support to the projects listed in our infrastructure report and will fight for them to be fully funded at the federal level.”
The 2017 Infrastructure Report outlines project proposals that 7th District community members and leaders have identified as federal funding priorities, and features a project map of the district. It also includes letters from Jayapal to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao supporting an application for a Small Starts funding grant for the Madison Corridor BRT and the continued authorization of funds for the City of Seattle’s CCC Streetcar project.
The release of the report coincides with National Infrastructure Week, which highlights the importance of federal investment in infrastructure to provide good jobs, modernize our transportation system, and grow our economy. In the wake of a national D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers, strong investments in infrastructure are essential. Jayapal’s report covers 22 transportation and infrastructure projects that would prepare the 7th District for the infrastructural challenges and opportunities of a growing community.