Sandy Springs, GA — Today, Representative Lucy McBath joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in Atlanta for a roundtable and press conference highlighting the importance of investing in transportation and infrastructure. The day’s events and the Secretary’s visit come during a push to pass an infrastructure package that will help chart a course toward an equitable, efficient, and effective future.
“The transportation infrastructure that traverses this country has long carried Americans on their journeys to see loved ones, to explore new opportunities, and to chase their very own American dreams. As we moved into the modern era, this national transportation network has allowed our economy to grow and thrive,” said McBath. “That’s why the work we are doing here is so important. We can work together to fix our crumbling roads and bridges. We can reduce the time we all wait in traffic, making it faster and easier to get to work. We can ensure families are traveling on highways that are safe and secure. Together, we are reinvigorating the arteries of America, connecting every corner of our country, and charting a course toward an effective and efficient future.”
Rep. Lucy McBath is committed to providing every resident of metro Atlanta high-quality, regular, and dependable transportation options. This week, McBath and her colleagues introduced the National and Regional Greenways Act, legislation to create a grant program for the improvement or construction of greenway paths—environmentally friendly bike and pedestrian paths connecting communities, parks, and neighborhoods, and the Build Up the Suburbs (BUS) Act, legislation that would expand funding eligibility for flexible transit options, including Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Express Lane Transit (ELT).
“I was so proud to join Secretary Buttigieg, Senators Ossoff and Warnock, and Representatives Williams and Bourdeaux,” McBath continued. “I will continue to work with local stakeholders and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to fund the community projects that will uplift families across the Sixth District. Whether it be pedestrian safety improvements on the Buford Highway, extending the PATH 400 trail, or building out local Greenways in Alpharetta, I am determined to ensure that our community remains the best place in the nation to live and raise a family. I am excited at the prospect of the good-paying jobs these transportation and infrastructure projects will create, the growth and opportunity they will bring to the business community, and the safety and security they will bring to American families. At its very core, these projects are about connectivity. Connecting the people and places we love. Connecting companies and consumers. And connecting Americans to our country.”
As part of the roundtable today, McBath highlighted the Community Funding Infrastructure Project requests that she has submitted on behalf of residents of the Sixth District.