I believe that public transportation is a civil right. Access to efficient and safe public transportation provides mobility to those that need it the most and is a path to economic opportunity and upward social mobility. A robust public transportation system allows for the free movement of all people from different backgrounds. It promotes the exchange of ideas, culture, commerce, exploration and learning. Working in City Hall, I helped usher in major public transportation projects such as Metro’s Regional Connector. I worked to expand our bicycle infrastructure around the 34th district and to create more walkable, pedestrian-oriented, public transit-oriented streets. Angelenos have taken a strong stand for a new vision of our city by voting overwhelmingly to pass Measure M. It is incumbent on the federal government to step up and match local dollars, so we can continue to expand our public transit system. In Congress, one of my top priorities will be to build transit-oriented coalitions within our Southern California congressional delegation and prioritize public transportation projects that will fundamentally improve the way people move around our region.
Sara Hernandez for Congress 506 S. Spring St. #13464 Los Angeles, CA 90013