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

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.

Jun 13, 2014
Cheers to U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, and U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., for putting before President Obama legislation he signed this week we hope leads to an update of Illinois' critical lock and dam system.
Jun 10, 2014
Today, key provisions of Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ bipartisan legislation to help speed up needed repairs and upgrades to the aging locks and dams on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers was signed into law by President Obama.
May 20, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ bipartisan legislation to help speed up repairs and upgrades to the aging locks and dams on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers passed the House on a wide bipartisan basis.
May 15, 2014
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk and U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos and Rodney Davis announced that key provisions of their bipartisan and bicameral legislation to help speed up repairs and upgrades to the aging locks and dams on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers were included in the Conference Report of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014.
Apr 24, 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sees the need to put a long-term plan into place to pay for bridge, highway and transit projects across the country, and he said Thursday the administration would like to do more to help the Interstate 74 bridge project.

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