Congressman Sherman Seeks to Include Subway through the Sepulveda Pass in Infrastructure Bill
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) testified today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urging them to include additional federal funding in the upcoming Infrastructure bill for a subway through and improvements to the Sepulveda Pass.
Sherman has been a long advocate for construction of a subway through the Sepulveda Pass to connect the San Fernando Valley with the east-west Purple Line, which is now under construction. Sherman is also advocating for additional funding to increase capacity of the 405 freeway to alleviate current traffic.
Congestion on the 405 freeway costs the average daily-commuter 56 hours each year sitting in traffic, and the Sepulveda Pass has again been listed as one of the 10 most congested roadways in the nation.
“The needed infrastructure will not be built overnight, and we cannot wait to immediately address the current congestions through the Sepulveda Pass.” Congressman Sherman said.
“Alleviating congestion in the Sepulveda Pass is a priority for the residents of the San Fernando Valley, Southern California, and our national infrastructure. I look forward to working with the Chair on this critical infrastructure.”
A copy of Congressman Sherman’s Full Prepared Statement can be found here.