Public Transit, Housing Merit Inclusion in Infrastructure Bill, NY Rep. Adriano Espaillat Says

With the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee prepping to debate a long-term infrastructure bill, one of the panel’s newest faces intends to push transit and housing priorities throughout the process.

The first hearing on an infrastructure bill is scheduled for Feb. 7. The committee aims to examine the cost associated with not upgrading the transportation network.

Despite bipartisan agreement on the need for modernizing infrastructure across rural and urban spaces, deciding on a sustainable source of funding remains elusive for both parties.