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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. Mike Quigley (center) with Pace Executive Director T.J. Ross (left) and Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens (right) at the Rosemont Transit Center.

Rep. Quigley questions FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on actions to protect residents from O’Hare aircraft noise in the Appropriations THUD Subcommittee Hearing.

Rep. Quigley toured a multimodal transportation project designed to ease road and rail congestion in Bensenville, Illinois with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah Feinberg, leaders of the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).

More on Transportation

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) and Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), has awarded the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $1,078,300 to fund their Operations Control Center Safety Enhancements Project. The project would add additional safety indicators to the CTA’s Control Center (CC) and better integrate critical information collected from data. The CC coordinates service restoration, emergency responses, and day-to-day service that is provided to over 1.7 million CTA riders each day, across 224 miles of high voltage rail, and movement of over 1,800 buses daily.
Jan 11, 2017 Speeches
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) spoke on the House Floor to urge the 115th Congress to prioritize infrastructure spending and pass a comprehensive package that addresses all aspects of our connected infrastructure system.
Jan 9, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Mike Quigley joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval R. Carter, Senator Dick Durbin, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers to announce a $1 billion funding agreement that will allow the CTA to move forward with the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM)—a plan to rebuild the century-old rail lines north of Belmont and improve CTA rail service for decades to come.
Jan 9, 2017 In the News

The following article was published on January 9, 2017. A link to the article can be found here.

By Mitch Dudek

U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley and Jan Schakowsky on Monday questioned Donald Trump’s delicate ego hours after the president-elect took to Twitter to slam actress Meryl Streep for harshly criticizing him during an acceptance speech at the Golden Globe awards.

Jan 9, 2017 In the News
Mayor Rahm Emanuel took a moment Monday morning to pat his employees on the back for successfully filling out grant applications that netted $1.1 billion from the federal government to make key infrastructure improvements to portions of the Red Line on the North Side.

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