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

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.
May 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, reiterated her call for Congress to take up and pass a long-term highway funding bill to protect Illinois transportation projects and jobs. Without action by Congress, the Highway and Transit Trust Fund will expire at the end of May. This would put 660,000 jobs and 6,000 projects across the country at risk. 

Apr 8, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the Veterans Jobs Caucus and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, announced that she joined with her Republican colleagues Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) and Don Young (AK-AL) to introduce the Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act.
Apr 2, 2015

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urged communities across her region of Illinois to apply for $500 million in federal grants available for transportation and infrastructure projects.

Apr 2, 2015

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urged communities across her region of Illinois to apply for $500 million in federal grants available for transportation and infrastructure projects.

Mar 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her rail safety advocacy following the train derailment near Galena by joining with Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20) and 35 of her colleagues in asking Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and Ranking Member David Price (NC-4) to support robust funding that helps ensure the safe transportation of energy products, including the shipment of crude oil.

Mar 18, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, fought to expand local control over federal transportation dollars by joining with Congressman Rodney Davis and introducing the bipartisan Innovation in Surface Transportation Act.

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