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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Transportation

Transportation and infrastructure has served as the backbone of our economic success for generations. But today, our crumbling infrastructure is slowing economic growth and hurting our ability to create jobs. Now more than ever, it is important to invest in long-term projects seeking to modernize our national infrastructure, provide efficient and safe transportation of goods and people, and reduce congestion and pollution.

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have prioritized Chicago-area infrastructure investment from my position on the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD). I have championed robust funding for our nation’s transportation infrastructure and brought hundreds of millions of federal funding dollars back to my city and state for vital infrastructure projects like the CTA’s Modernization of the Red and Purple Lines and the completion of the McCook and Thornton Reservoirs that will help prevent Chicago flooding. I helped lead the charge to reauthorize transportation infrastructure investments for highways, rail, and mass transit, which for the next six years will provide the funding certainty states, localities, and businesses need to complete critical infrastructure projects. I was also proud to join Congressman Lipinski in introducing the Reassuring Adequate Investment in Lifesaving Systems (RAILS) Act, which reauthorizes the Railroad Safety Technology Grants Program to provide critical funding for train safety technologies, ensuring our railroads operate safely across the country. Additionally, I’ve fought for increased funding to make public transit more accessible and user-friendly to seniors and Americans with disabilities. Transparency and accountability are critical for responsible infrastructure spending. That’s why I launched my “Mike on the Move” initiative in the summer of 2014 to highlight the Chicago region’s transportation needs and emphasize how the federal government can support transportation and infrastructure investments.

Reliable, safe, and affordable transportation options are essential to ensuring the continued prosperity of our nation. And renewing and reinvigorating America’s transportation infrastructure will require forward-thinking investments in our nation’s roads, trails, and rails. As a country, we should be doing everything we can to ensure that we have the necessary infrastructure to support a 21st century economy.


Rep. Quigley knows how important public transit and infrastructure are to Chicago and the Fifth District. To show the importance of securing federal funding for various projects, he started "Mike on the Move."


Rep. Quigley spoke on the House Floor encouraging prioritizing infrastructure in the 2017 Budget.

 

Rep. Quigley announced $1 million in federal funds for additional safety indicators at CTA’s Control Center.

 

Rep. Quigley toured Chicago bike paths with Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Forest Preserves of Cook County to discuss bike and pedestrian friendly transportation investments.

More on Transportation

Sep 23, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), announced that the Chicago Transit Red and Purple Modernization Phase 1 project will receive a $100 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will be used for ongoing improvements to the Red and Purple heavy rail lines on the north side of Chicago.

May 1, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, testified before the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee during Members’ Day. Quigley spoke about a number of infrastructure topics including the Bird Safe Buildings Act, which he reintroduced this Congress.

Nov 29, 2018 In the News
From a joint statement, “The Elgin-O’Hare Western Access project is vital to our regional, state and national transportation network and we are pleased that the Illinois Tollway Authority, Canadian Pacific Railway and Union Pacific Railway have finally come together to take this critical step today. Thanks to this project, thousands of jobs for hardworking Illinoisans will be created and the region will be better positioned to compete in our modern economy.”
Nov 9, 2018 E-Newsletters
This week, the American people made it very clear that they want a House of Representatives committed to American values and government accountability.
Nov 7, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Quigley applauded the opening of a new, state-of-the-art Multi Modal Facility at O’Hare International Airport, which will direct rental car operations, public parking and other modes of ground transit into one centralized location to improve connectivity for travelers at O’Hare.

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