Our nation’s infrastructure is aging and has not been adequately maintained, enhanced, and reviewed for the nation's changing needs. The 13th District has many roads, bridges, and parks that are vital to the neighborhood’s character and the citizens' quality-of-life. Similarly, the public transportation system, both buses and subways, must be maintained to ensure its long-term viability, and enhanced to ensure that the District’s growing population is adequately served going forward. Public transportation is particularly important to the District, as only about one-quarter of the District's residents have access to an automobile. Mr. Fenstermaker will work with local officials to ensure that adequate Federal resources are available to ensure the District’s infrastructure remains operating as designed and built.