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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Transportation

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. Mike 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

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.

Aug 29, 2017 In the News
"I think pardoning Arpaio ["Sheriff Joe"] was a trial balloon," says Congressman Mike Quigley, 5th District, who admitted, in West Town Sunday, that his paranoia about President Trump's actions "beside firing Sessions who would fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who would fire special counsel Robert Mueller, is that he would pardon some of these guys [being investigated].
Jul 10, 2017 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley visited Heritage Bicycles, a Chicago-based small business that builds American-made custom bicycles, offers repair services, and brews their own coffee. Rep. Quigley toured the store and assisted customers with bicycle maintenance and food orders.
May 31, 2017 In the News

The following article was published on May 31, 2017. A link to the article can be found here.

By MELANIE ZANONA​

More than a dozen rail systems around the country have received federal funding to help speed up their efforts to install a major train safety technology that many railroads have struggled to adopt.

May 24, 2017 In the News
U.S. Representatives Dan Lipinski (IL-3) and Mike Quigley (IL-5) and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced today that Metra will receive $20,168,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation for implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) safety technology on its Milwaukee North and West lines. PTC is a federally mandated computerized system that prevents certain types of train-to-train collisions, helps avoid derailments and other accidents caused by excessive speed, and increases safety for rail workers.

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