Transportation & Infrastructure
As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I’m working in a bipartisan way to bring much needed economic development to our roadways, airports, railways, local water infrastructure, and more.
The committee has jurisdiction over areas that touch every aspect of our lives - especially in the Kansas City Metro area with its strategic position as one of our nation’s major transportation and shipping hubs.
- Focusing on Kansas: I’ve made it a priority to advocate for our local needs, bringing the Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to our district to see Kansas projects in person.
- Rebuilding for the next generation: I’ve voted to pass key funding to invest more than $70 billion in green, modern, job-creating infrastructure through the appropriations process. That supports projects to improve and upgrade our roads and bridges, mass transit, and airports.
- Safety and oversight: I’m Vice-Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee, which has taken a lead role on investigating the cause of two international Boeing 737 MAX crashes. We’ve held several hearings on this issue and will keep pushing to ensure we have the safest airspace in the world.
More on Transportation & Infrastructure
Kansas City area lawmakers are hoping to steer millions in federal money to the region for a fleet of electric buses and improved traffic flow on one of Kansas’ most congested highways as Congress revives earmark requests — a practice halted a decade ago amid a backlash against government spending.
Kansas Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids and Missouri Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Tuesday submitted a pair of requests for federal aid for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority to purchase zero fare electric buses that would serve both sides of the state line.
Representative Sharice Davids, Vice Chair for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has introduced the Helping Communities Invest in Infrastructure Act, legislation that will help local communities access infrastructure financing.
This week marked 100 days since Representative Sharice Davids was sworn in as a member of the 117th Congress. In the first 100 days of her second term, Davids has worked tirelessly to provide relief to Kansans during this health and economic crisis, create good-paying jobs and opportunities at home, and ensure that government is working for Kansans.
Here is an overview of Davids’ accomplishments in the past 100 days:
Watch: See the full interview with U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids from Kansas on FOX4.
President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is a strong starting point for a transformational infrastructure package that boosts our economy, creates good-paying union jobs, and rebuilds our nation’s infrastructure in a smart and sustainable way. The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is ready to keep working with the Biden Administration and other committees of jurisdiction to craft and pass an infrastructure package that helps Kansas and the entire country build back better.
Today, United States Representatives Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) announced over $90.9 million in American Rescue Plan funding will go toward supporting transit projects in the Greater Kansas City Area. The funding includes a $24.7 million Capital Investment Grant for the Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension Project, which ensures the project is now fully funded.
The Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension Project will be fully funded due to a federal grant.
Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri) and Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) announced on Tuesday that nearly $91 million of American Rescue Plan funds – including a $24.7 million Capital Investment Grant for the streetcar project – will support transit projects in the Kansas City area.
Davids said in a news release that the funding is bringing “much needed relief and support” to the Kansas City metro.
Watch Clip: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Kansas Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids spoke Monday on Instagram Live about ways to ensure equity within the transportation sector.
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Vice Chair Sharice Davids has introduced the “Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act’’ with Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) to promote innovation and growth in American aviation.