Last week, ACT was pleased to host Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA) for a Congressional Briefing
to provide ACT members with an update on federal transportation policy efforts and an opportunity to share their thoughts and ask questions.
A member of the House Ways & Means Committee and Select Revenue and Select Trade Subcommittees, Congressman Boyle is also the founder and co-chair of the “Blue Collar Caucus,” which advocates for working families by addressing wage stagnation, job insecurity, and the future of work.
Representative Boyle began by celebrating that it is “finally infrastructure week in America,” referencing the work being done in the House of Representatives to pass a large-scale infrastructure package. While Speaker Pelosi had originally set a goal of passing an infrastructure bill by the 4th of July, Rep. Boyle noted that it will hopefully have passed in the House by then, but he expects it to be finished by the end of July before the August recess.
Rep. Boyle shared his thoughts about the state of federal transportation policy, noting that it has historically prioritized roads over transit projects, but he believes there is a desire, both in urban and suburban areas, for better and more access to transit and federal law just needs to catch up now. This informed his decision to cosponsor ACT’s MORE Through TDM Act (HR 2514)
, which he said he was “happy to cosponsor because it’s just common sense.”
ACT is grateful to have Congressman Boyle’s support for TDM in Congress and for taking time to address members last week.