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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

Jul 11, 2016 In the News
CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–July 11, 2016. The restoration of Chicago Union Station took a significant step forward today, as Amtrak, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago area transportation leaders from Metra, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced plans to begin the next phase of planning, historic review and preliminary engineering for the historic transportation hub. The selection of the Arup team will bring international and regional experience in the design and renovation of transportation infrastructure, to the Union Station project.
Jun 30, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), took his “Mike on the Move” transportation initiative to Elk Grove Village, Illinois to ride Chicago’s Terminal Short Line Railroad.
Jun 13, 2016 Editorials
Tourism has grown to be one of the United States’ most important industries, with one in nine U.S. jobs depending on it. Travel employment increased for the tenth month in a row this past April, according to an U.S. Travel Association estimate. And in 2015, domestic and international travelers spent $947 billion in the U.S. and directly supported more than 8.1 million U.S. jobs. Travel is also America’s largest service export, as well as one of our top job generating industries. So, it would stand to reason that Congress should be looking for ways to support this industry and increase international tourism.
May 26, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), joined Reps. Maxine Waters (CA-43), André Carson (IN-07), Keith Ellison (MN-05) and Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03) to secure inclusion of language encouraging the establishment of an “accessibility performance measure” in the Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill, which was passed by the Appropriations Committee earlier this week.
May 25, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), secured billions in federal funding for Chicago transportation and urban housing priorities in the Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill.

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