Transportation and Infrastructure

 

Congresswoman Porter is investing in clean infrastructure for Orange County that can hold up in the event of an emergency.

Congresswoman Porter has been a leader in promoting clean energy infrastructure. She introduced the Clean Corridors Act of 2019, which would establish a program to install electric vehicle charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure on our national highways. She also backed the Clean School Bus Act of 2019, which would award grants to school bus service providers to replace existing buses with emission reducing electric buses that require less maintenance. 

As Southern California is prone to wildfires and other natural disasters, Congresswoman Porter held a town hall with seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones to discuss our disaster safety response—including the ability of our infrastructure to withstand such an event. She fought for $1.3 million in federal funding for the OC Fire Authority to help meet emergency response needs as Orange County entered another intense wildfire season. She also worked with colleagues on the Transportation Emergency Relief Funds Availability Act, which would ensure that state and local governments have enough time to repair infrastructure damaged by natural disasters before federal funding expires.