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Mike on the Move: Quigley Tours CTA Projects Benefiting from Federal Funding

Sep 19, 2017
Press Release

CHICAGO – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), toured upcoming Brown Line and Blue Line Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) projects that are utilizing federal funds.

“CTA continues to do a fantastic job at identifying and implementing common-sense updates, innovative upgrades, and constructive additions that improve Chicago transportation,” said Rep. Quigley. “These new projects will improve patron access, safety, and convenience, while strengthening CTA’s connected infrastructure system, which tens of thousands of commuters rely on every single day. I am pleased to fight for federal funding in Congress to advance these modernization efforts.”

Rep. Quigley’s “Mike on the Move” initiative emphasizes how the federal government can support transportation and infrastructure investments. Previous “Mike on the Move” events highlighted rail infrastructure needs and expansions from Chicago Union Station and Amtrak, Chicago’s efforts to continue its bike-friendly initiatives through Divvy bike-sharing system, and highway transportation and clean energy needs through UPS at their headquarters in Hodgkins, IL. In January, Rep. Quigley spoke on the House Floor about the need to prioritize infrastructure spending and pass a comprehensive package that addresses all aspects of our infrastructure system.