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

Mar 7, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urged communities across her region of Illinois to apply for federal grants available for transportation and infrastructure projects starting on April 3.
Jan 14, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T & I), advocated for the transportation and infrastructure priorities of Illinois’ 17th Congressional District at a full T& I Committee hearing on “Building the Foundation for Surface Transportation Reauthorization.”
Dec 3, 2013
When she made a stop in Galena Tuesday, Nov. 26, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos simply wanted to listen and hear from folks who live in the communities along U.S. 20 about the need for the highway to become four-lane from Freeport to Galena.
Nov 27, 2013
Cheri met with area officials to discuss the long-dormant expansion of U.S. 20 to four lanes between Freeport and Galena.
Nov 14, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced her appointment to the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) Conference Committee, giving Bustos a key leadership role in working to ensure this important bill becomes law.
Oct 23, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Mark Kirk and Congressman Rodney Davis announced that a key provision of their bipartisan and bicameral legislation which could help speed up repairs and upgrades to the aging locks and dams on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers was approved by the U.S. House Of Representatives.
Oct 23, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which contains a key provision that Bustos helped get included that would speed up repairs to the aging locks and dams on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.
Sep 26, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement applauding BNSF’s recent decision to invest $145 million in improving and expanding Illinois rail capacity.
Sep 19, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Mark Kirk and Congressman Rodney Davis announced that a key provision 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 overwhelmingly passed the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with bipartisan support.
Sep 9, 2013
Senator Dick Durbin and Rep. Cheri Bustos announced that the DOT awarded a $1,656,143 grant for improvements at Quad City International Airport.

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