As a Southern California native, I understand the multifaceted challenges facing our region when it comes to smart transportation policy. I have consistently worked to bring federal dollars back to the 38th Congressional district and the Los Angeles County area to repair aging bridges, roads, and railways. The 38th Congressional district is uniquely positioned as part of a major transportation corridor thanks to the passage of goods from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Commercial goods coming in through the ports travel through our communities each day and I am focused on ensuring safe and reliable passage for those goods while keeping an eye towards ways to reduce pollution.
I am a strong supporter of mass transit projects in the region to help combat air pollution and ease freeway congestion. The ever-expanding commuter rail system in Southern California is one key component of this goal and I am pleased to continue to work with colleagues at the federal, state, and local levels to ensure future projects meet the needs of our growing community. I was proud to support the reauthorization of federal surface transportation programs and will continue to work diligently with my colleagues to ensure Southern California receives its fair share of sorely needed federal transportation dollars.