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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 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 16, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 3246, the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009, a bill that will create the most comprehensive national vehicle research and development program to date.
Sep 16, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 3246, the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009, a bill that will create the most comprehensive national vehicle research and development program to date.
Sep 14, 2009 Speeches
"It is up to us, in Washington, to make sure that our constituents are best served and their taxpayer dollars are spent wisely..." "
Aug 20, 2009 Press Release
CHICAGO, IL - Today, Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) demonstrated again his commitment to ensuring that taxpayer dollars are well spent by embarking on a 'Transparency Tour' of several sites in the 5th District that have received funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
May 20, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Mike Quigley submitted his list of high priority projects (HPP's) to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. These requests, part of the reauthorization of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act, will help provide much needed transportation funding to the 5th District.

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