WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced that the Quad City International Airport received $444,128 in grant funding from the Department of Transportation. These federal dollars will be used to expand the service road. The safety and efficiency of operations at the Quad City International Airport heavily depend on a reliable service road. Congresswoman Bustos along with Senators Durbin and Duckworth have steadfastly supported investment in local airports across central and northwestern Illinois, such as the Peoria International Airport, the Chicago Rockford International Airport and the Quad City International Airport, to ensure our state’s infrastructure is up to date and local businesses remain competitive in the regional economy. In addition to today’s announcement, the three secured funding last September for the Quad City International Airport in order to rehabilitate lighting systems for Runway 9/27 and Taxiway H to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions.
“Every dollar invested in our infrastructure generates about $2 worth of new economic activity. This is why it’s so important for us to continue strengthening vital transportation centers such as the Quad City International Airport,” said Bustos. “I want to thank Senators Durbin and Duckworth for their continued partnership to help ensure the Quad-Cities remain a great place to live, work and raise a family.”
“Improving service, safety, and efficiency are vital to the health of an airport, and today’s funding will help make infrastructure improvements at Quad City International Airport with those points in mind,”Durbin said. “Congresswoman Bustos, Senator Duckworth, and I remain committed to securing funding in order to invest in the airport and support operations any way we can.”
“Securing federal resources to revitalize Illinois’s infrastructure and transportation systems is one of my top priorities in the Senate,” said Duckworth. “This funding will help ensure the Quad City International Airport has the resources it needs to continue to be an economic engine for the region. I’m proud to work alongside Senator Durbin and Congresswoman Bustos to help secure funding for critical investments that help move Illinois forward.”