Transportation and Infrastructure

Alex understands that for California families and businesses to succeed, they need safe, reliable infrastructure they can count on. After years of unfulfilled promises from Washington, and decades of federal underinvestment in California’s infrastructure, Alex helped deliver the largest investment in our nation’s infrastructure in nearly a century. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is investing tens of billions in federal funding to California’s roads, bridges, public transportation, ports, and broadband—all while combating the climate crisis and creating good-paying, union jobs. Thanks to legislation that Alex authored as part of the new law, it is also strengthening our electrical grids (POWER On Act), ensuring access to clean drinking water (Drought Resiliency Investment Act), electrifying our school bus fleets (Clean Commute for Kids Act), and improving Tribal health infrastructure (Urban Indian Health Providers Facilities Improvement Act).

Recent News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded over $233.9 million to 16 California projects to help transition to low- and zero-emission bus models across the state. The funding comes through...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that four California transportation projects were awarded over $65 million from the Department of Transportation (DOT). The funding comes from the FY 2024 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler (both D-Calif.) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded over $91.2 million to 47 California schools and school districts to replace 380 existing school buses — the...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded over $233.9 million to 16 California projects to help transition to low- and zero-emission bus models across the state. The funding comes through...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that four California transportation projects were awarded over $65 million from the Department of Transportation (DOT). The funding comes from the FY 2024 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler (both D-Calif.) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded over $91.2 million to 47 California schools and school districts to replace 380 existing school buses — the...
LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, and Representatives Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.-31) and Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.-44) joined the Bureau of Reclamation to announce...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) advanced several top water infrastructure priorities for Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the EPW Subcommittee on Water, Fisheries, and Wildlife. The Thomas R. Carper Water Resources...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Key provisions from U.S. Senator Alex Padilla’s (D-Calif.) bill, which he co-led with Representatives Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.-33) and Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.-34), to support minority- and women-owned businesses were signed into law by President Joe Biden. The provisions...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that California will receive $60.6 million to help communities across the state better prepare for and respond to extreme weather events like wildfires, flooding, and extreme heat. This funding was...
LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Representatives Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.-34) and Grace F. Napolitano (D-Calif.-31), and Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Chair Karen Bass were joined by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chief Executive Officer Stephanie...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the strongest national greenhouse gas standards in history for heavy-duty vehicle emissions to begin in model year 2027. The stringent Phase 3 final...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and...