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Transportation

Our transportation infrastructure has been the backbone of our economic success for generations. But today, our crumbling infrastructure is slowing economic growth, hurting our ability to create jobs, and endangering our very well-being. Now more than ever, it is important to invest in long-term projects that aim to modernize our national infrastructure, provide efficient and safe transportation of goods and people, and reduce congestion and pollution, including harmful climate-warming greenhouse gasses.


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

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have prioritized Chicago-area infrastructure investment from my position as Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD). I have championed robust funding for our nation’s transportation infrastructure and brought over $1 billion in federal funding back to my city and state for vital infrastructure projects.

Since coming to Congress, I have helped lead the charge to reauthorize transportation infrastructure investments for highways, rail, and mass transit, and I will continue to fight to bring funding certainty to states, localities, and businesses as they complete critical infrastructure projects. Additionally, I believe that our infrastructure investments must extend beyond roads and bridges and address funding challenges relating to airports, waterways, drinking water infrastructure, the power grid, railways, and public transit. 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 and that’s why I launched my “Mike on the Move” initiative in  2014 to highlight the Chicago region’s transportation needs.


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."

Reliable, safe, and affordable transportation options are indispensable to ensuring the continued prosperity of our nation. 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. I will continue to emphasize how the federal government can support these essential 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 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.
Apr 21, 2009 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) released a list of his appropriations requests for Fiscal Year 2010.

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