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When I became the Chairman of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee two years ago, the committee focused far too much on Wall Street. We changed that. It now focuses on issues that matter to working people – like housing and public transit.

As Chair, I worked on a bipartisan basis to include the biggest investment in transit EVER in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Better transit means investing in new zero-emission electric buses and new low-emissions buses that run on natural gas – meaning riders get faster and safer service.

It’s going to make a huge difference across Ohio.

A public bus or van is a lifeline to the doctor, grocery store, or church for many Ohioans without reliable access to a car.

It means more opportunity for Black and brown communities who have been historically cut off from job centers, more travel options for rural areas where walking is not an option, and a better quality of life for our seniors.

Transit is all about the Dignity of Work – it creates jobs, connects people to employment, draws investment, and helps create and grow opportunity in communities.

Workers, employers, and entrepreneurs have all been asking for better transit and now we’re delivering.

Ohio’s transit agencies provide essential service. I encourage every Ohioan to thank our transit workers, and keep talking to me and my office about what kind of transportation and infrastructure investments you want to see.


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