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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

Dec 9, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), joined Amtrak leadership at Chicago Union Station to discuss transportation infrastructure plans, improvement projects and accessibility priorities for the city of Chicago’s railways as part of his “Mike on the Move” initiative.
Dec 4, 2016 In the News
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Transportation secretary is receiving praise from one area of the auto world: the driverless car industry.
Nov 14, 2016 In the News
Illinois legislators and transportation officials say they can't predict what transportation infrastructure policy will be like under the presidential administration of Donald Trump — the Republican said he is for rebuilding the nation's roads and bridges, but it is unclear how it would be funded.
Oct 20, 2016 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), joined Congressmen Cheri Bustos and Rodney Davis in a bi-partisan congressional panel with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Council on Logistics and Transportation to discuss the importance of transportation and infrastructure in Illinois and efforts Congress is making to continue funding them.
Oct 5, 2016 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), took his “Mike on the Move” transportation initiative to Divvy, a city wide bicycle ride-sharing system. His visit highlighted the trends of public transit and biking that the city is adapting in order to create a more transportation friendly and safer environment for bicyclists in the City of Chicago.

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