Transportation & Infrastructure
Southern Illinois is a vital cross road of sorts for our nation’s commercial transportation system. Every year, many millions of tons of cargo and billions of dollars in goods and commodities are shipped along its waterways, rail lines and yards, and trucked across its highways. These transportation nodes also help many hundreds of thousands of Southern Illinois residents commute to work and school.
American businesses, workers and farmers need to be able to efficiently and affordably ship their products to consumers not only here in the United States, but across the world.
As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I am working to fund surface transportation programs and provide certainty and stability for the private sector and state and local governments. I am actively collaborating with my colleagues on long-term solutions to make our transportation system safer and more efficient, thereby growing our economy and spurring job creation.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Reps. Mike Bost (R-IL) and Angie Craig (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve highway safety by addressing a critical shortage in available parking for semis and large commercial trucks. In addition, the lack of parking may interfere with operators’ ability to take necessary rest periods to avoid driver fatigue, which compromises highway user safety. The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act would establish a set-aside source of funding from existing U.S. Department of Transportation funding to create more parking spots.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12), Rodney Davis (IL-13), and John Shimkus (IL-15) today announced a $21.4 million grant awarded to the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA). The grant, awarded through the FY Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program, will be used to make critical repairs to the Merchants Bridge between St. Louis, Missouri and Venice, Illinois.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) announced a nearly $14 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) program for the Southern Illinois Multimodal Station (SIMMS) project, a new transportation center in downtown Carbondale.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) today announced over $340,000 in a new DRA investment to strengthen Southern Illinois’ infrastructure, economy, and create jobs. The investment was made through the Community Infrastructure Fund, DRA’s secondary grant program to support flood control measures and improve public infrastructure and transportation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) today announced over $950,000 in new DRA investments to strengthen Southern Illinois’ infrastructure, workforce, and economy. The investments were made through the DRA States' Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP), the agency's main federal funding program that invests in basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure and workforce development projects.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) announced a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration of more than $2.2 million to expand the terminal building at the Scott Air Force Base/MidAmerica Airport facility.
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ALEXANDER COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Representative Mike Bost continued to push for federal funding for the Len Small Levee.
On the House floor on Tuesday, September 10, he countered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ determination that there was no navigational benefit to repairing the Len Small Levee.
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Seven Illinois counties, including Union County, will receive emergency federal funding to help repair roads and bridges damaged during the 2019 flood.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., on Sept. 5, announced a Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief Program grant of $4 million for the Illinois Department of Transportation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) took to the House floor today to continue his fight for federal funding to repair the Len Small Levee in Alexander County. Bost countered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ determination that there was no navigational benefit to repairing the levee by presenting photographs of the flood damage and a U.S. Coast Guard warning that was issued for the region earlier this summer.
LEXANDER COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - U.S. Representative Mike Bost introduced legislation on Tuesday, July 23 aimed at protecting inland waterway navigation and help rebuild the Len Small Levee.