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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More on Transportation & Infrastructure
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced the Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois in Marion will receive a $673,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to reimburse certain construction costs for the 23,732 square foot airport terminal completed in 2016.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today introduced bipartisan legislation to better protect inland waterway navigation and address a gap in current law that has stymied efforts to rebuild the Len Small Levee. The Levee Rehabilitation Improvements Act, introduced with Iowa Democrat Abby Finkenauer, would require the U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected Alexander County as one of 47 jurisdictions nationwide to participate in a rural economic development program. USDA partners will collaborate for two years with Alexander County, as well as nearby counties in Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee, to help create long-term economic plans for the region where the Mississippi and Ohio rivers converge.
O’Fallon, IL — U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Mike Bost (R-Ill.) today applauded the federal grant announced for the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA). TRRA has received a $28.8 million U.S. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Consolidated Railroad Safety and Infrastructure (CRISI) Grant to replace the main span girders on the MacArthur Bridge.