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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois


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 29, 2010 Press Release
Last night, U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05), Bill Foster (IL-14), and Debbie Halvorson (IL-11) passed legislation in the House of Representatives that will allow Illinois to more effectively fight pay-to-play contracting in state highway construction projects
Sep 15, 2010 Press Release
During the recent district work period, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) spent a day working on the railroad. Quigley donned a hard hat and visited rail workers at two Chicago sites to see first-hand how investments in rail provide Chicagoans jobs, improve infrastructure, and will help mitigate expected traffic increases in the coming years.
Jan 17, 2010 In the News
Lauds job creation and infrastructure improvements from federal funds funds "
Jan 8, 2010 Press Release
Over the holidays, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of the Milwaukee Avenue Streetscape Project in Jefferson Park, demonstrating his continued commitment to the neighborhoods and infrastructure of Illinois 5th district.
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.