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 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined with Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) to introduce 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. 

Jul 15, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, reiterated her call for a long-term highway funding bill to protect Illinois transportation projects and jobs.
Jul 14, 2015

Watch Bustos’ Speech On The Floor Of The U.S. House of Representatives HERE

Jul 10, 2015

Today, Rep. Cheri Bustos, Rep. Peter Welch and Rep. Reid Ribble led a bipartisan press conference announcing their effort to break the current impasse over long-term funding for the Highway Trust Fund. If Congress fails to act by the end of the month, federal funding for repairing crumbing roads and bridges across the country will expire.

Jul 8, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Senator Dick Durbin applauded the news that the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council has received one of 12 new designations under the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative.
Jul 1, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Senator Dick Durbin released the following statements following the announcement that workers from the Rock Island Arsenal’s Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center manufactured and are installing the new anti-climb fence that is being installed at the White House.
Jun 4, 2015
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Congressman Ron Kind continued their push for improved rail and pipeline safety last night by introducing an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill that provides $500,000 in additional funding to the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
Jun 2, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Congressman Ron Kind and Congressman Mike Quigley urged federal officials to address the volatility of crude oil transported by rail following recent tanker car derailments in Illinois and across the country, including the derailment near Galena, Illinois in March.
Jun 2, 2015
[WASHINGTON, DC] – Today, U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin announced $1,412,945 in federal funding that will go toward infrastructure improvements and upgrades at the Quad City International Airport and Chicago Rockford International Airport.
May 19, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, reiterated her call for a long-term highway funding bill to protect Illinois transportation projects and jobs.

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