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.
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