Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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Transportation & Infrastructure

Investing In Infrastructure to Create Jobs Now

Illinois’ 17th Congressional District is a central hub for shipping goods and people over road, rail, water and through the air.

The region is home to three international airports (Quad City International Airport, Peoria International Airport and Chicago Rockford International Airport), in addition to smaller regional airports. 

The region is also home to thousands of miles of highway that connect east to west and north to south, and bring goods and people over the Mississippi River. 

Cities across the region are also eagerly waiting funding of long-planned Amtrak routes that would bring jobs and economic opportunity to communities large and small.    

Finally, the entire western border of the Congressional District is met by the Mississippi River, on which the barge transportation of agricultural products, and other products and goods, is key to commerce in the region.  

As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Aviation and Highways and Transit Subcommittees, I am committed to fighting for all of the region’s airports, roads, bridges, and rail lines because investing in our infrastructure will not only create jobs now but will lead to even greater future prosperity.

More on Transportation & Infrastructure

Jan 30, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that she has been named to the Highways and Transit Subcommittee and the Aviation Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Dec 19, 2014

SUBJ: Bustos Continues Fighting for the Right Priorities during Second Year in Office
DATE: December 19th, 2014

Dec 4, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continued her fight for our region’s transportation priorities by hand delivering a letter containing a list of transportation projects across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner who attended the Illinois congressional delegation’s monthly bipartisan lunch.
Sep 11, 2014
U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced today a $2.5 million grant for General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport.
Aug 5, 2014
On a tour of central Illinois on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos endorsed the idea of agencies partnering to meet the transportation needs of Fulton County residents.
Jul 22, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos supported bipartisan legislation to make it easier and more comfortable for aging Honor Flight veterans, many of whom are seniors and suffering from physical ailments, to travel to and from Washington, D.C. to see the monuments built in their honor.
Jun 27, 2014
Rep. Cheri Bustos is sponsoring a bill to intended to make it easier for individuals with disabilities to fill up their cars at gas stations.
Jun 27, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the introduction of the Refueling Assistance Act that would help ensure individuals with disabilities can fill up their cars with gas and travel with the same ease and sense of security that able-bodied drivers enjoy.
Jun 18, 2014
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk and U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos and Rodney Davis today called on Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to lead Illinois stakeholders – including members of the agriculture, mining, and shipping industries – in a coordinated effort to take advantage of pilot program that could help speed up repairs and upgrades to the aging locks and dams on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.
Jun 13, 2014

This week, President Obama signed into law legislation to make major -- and critically needed -- improvements to our nation's water infrastructure.

The Water Resources Reform and Development Act is the result of months of successful negotiations between the House and Senate, and one of only a few bipartisan accomplishments of this Congress.

Speaking from both sides of the Capitol, we wish there were more.