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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

Mar 10, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), along with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Representatives Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Brad Schneider (IL-10), and Danny Davis (IL-07), met with Illinois Tollway Chairman Bob Schillerstrom to express their support for the Tollway’s petition to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) regarding their ongoing dispute with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) over the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) project. The project creates new western road access to O’Hare International Airport along with a new western bypass around the airport.
Mar 9, 2017 In the News
The American Society of Civil Engineers is out with its quadrennial look at the condition of America's roads, bridges, airports and other infrastructure, and you won't be surprised to hear the result: pretty pathetic.
Mar 9, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), released the following statement on today’s D+ rating from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. The D+ rating remains unchanged since the last report card was issued in 2013.
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.