Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Transportation

Transportation infrastructure is vital to the smooth functioning of our economy and society. The Bronx is part of a city which relies on public transportation to a far greater extent than others.

Transportation infrastructure is vital to the smooth functioning of our economy and society. The Bronx is part of a city which relies on public transportation to a far greater extent than others. Congressman Serrano has worked on behalf of the Bronx to make sure that federal funding helps preserve, upgrade, and expand the transportation choices available. He also advocates for lowering the greenhouse gas emissions of transportation options in the Bronx to reduce environmental harm.

During his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Serrano has worked to upgrade and beautify the streets of the Bronx. In a dense urban environment, the Bronx is dependent on the common space of the streets, and as it rebuilds itself from a troubled time, the streets have become a symbol of the rebirth of the Bronx. The clean, safer streets are home to the life of the borough, and Congressman Serrano has contributed to that clean up. He has secured multiple funding sources for making the streets safer, both for pedestrians, and cars, as well as reduced crime through lighting and increased police presence. Serrano believes that the Bronx streetscape is a mirror of the diverse and rich community that inhabits it.

Congressman Serrano knows that many of the residents of the Bronx use the MTA system to travel to and from work, as well as to move about the community. As a result, he has always supported MTA requests for federal funding and programs. Congressman Serrano was the leader in securing funding for a new MetroNorth stop at the new Yankee Stadium, ensuring that Yankee games would generate less traffic congestion in the surrounding neighborhood and roadways

More on Transportation

Nov 17, 2015 Press Release

Connector Will Provide Critical Transportation Link for Pedestrians and Bicyclists Between the South Bronx and Randall’s Island, Providing Access to 330 Acres of Open Space

Oct 26, 2015 Press Release

Thousands of South Bronx Residents Will Be Better Connected to Resources & Other Neighborhoods in the Bronx Via Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridges & Paths

 Congressman Serrano Helped Secure Funding; Sent Letter and Called Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

Aug 27, 2015 Press Release

FTA Grants Will Establish Multi-Sector Partnership to Prepare Bronx Design and Construction Academy High School Students for Career in Transportation, Design, and Construction

Jul 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Reps. José E. Serrano (D-NY) and Tom Emmer (R-MN) sent a letter last week to World Bank President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, with 39 of their colleagues urging him to improve road safety in developing countries.

Aug 28, 2014 Press Release

Premier transportation hub in the Bronx will be enhanced after collaborative reconstruction process with the Department of Design and Construction. Project completion expected in fall 2015.

Jun 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – June 10, 2014 – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano announced that the Bronx had been awarded $5.7 million in federal transportation funds for three projects designed to enhance transportation safety. Of the funds, $900,000 will go to a project to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety on Bruckner Boulevard. Another $800,000 will enhance safety on East Tremont Avenue. And $4 million will fund a third phase of safety improvements on the Grand Concourse.

Dec 2, 2013 Press Release

The Bronx – December 2, 2013 – Congressman José E. Serrano issued the following statement in the wake of the tragic Metro North derailment this weekend.

“On behalf of my community, I would like to extend condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the Metro North derailment yesterday, and our wishes for a speedy recovery to those who were injured. Our hearts went out the victims and their families as we learned the details of the tragedy.

Aug 14, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressmen José E. Serrano and Joseph Crowley today announced that the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market’s $10 million federal TIGER Grant for freight rail improvements had been given final approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation, greenlighting the project’s federal funding.

Jun 7, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC – June 7, 2012 – Congressman José E. Serrano today joined with community groups in asking that the Sheridan-Hunts Point Land Use and Transportation Study (SEHP) continue to include the “full removal” option for the Sheridan Expressway; an option which had been deemed unfeasible by the City Department of Transportation and removed from further study on May 10th.

Sep 22, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC – After learning of millions of dollars languishing unused for a decade, Congressman José E. Serrano  called today for the immediate identification of a suitable Bronx project and for the disbursement of the funds. The New York City Comptroller, John Liu, issued a report yesterday that detailed how the unspent $8.9 million had been directed for use on South Bronx rail improvements.