Bustos, Durbin, Duckworth Announce $1.8 Million Grant For MetroLINK to Expand Ferry Service

MOLINE — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced that Rock Island County will receive $1,850,000 in federal funding to expand MetroLINK’s passenger ferry service. The funding, awarded by the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Passenger Ferry Grant Program, will support the construction of a terminal near the newly developed “Bend District” on the Mississippi […]

PEORIA: Bustos, Durbin, Duckworth & LaHood Urge FAA to Prioritize Funding to Replace Air Traffic Control Tower at Peoria International Airport

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) led a bipartisan letter with Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL-18) and Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to prioritize funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law for the replacement of the outdated air traffic control tower at the Peoria International Airport.  “The […]

Bustos Announces More Than $275,000 in Federal Funding to Improve Rural Community Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded more than $275,000 in rural development grants to community facilities in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. The federal funds will be used to improve community infrastructure. “Rural communities are at the very heart of Northern, Northwestern and Central Illinois. […]

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: Stakeholders React to $829 Million Investment in Upper Mississippi River Locks and Dams

WASHINGTON — Last week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers secured $829 million in federal infrastructure funding for the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP) to modernize locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River.  Announced by the Biden Administration as part the latest wave of programming from the bipartisan infrastructure […]