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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

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

November 6, 2019 Press Release

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.

October 15, 2019 Press Release

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.

October 11, 2019 Press Release

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.

September 20, 2019 Press Release

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.

September 13, 2019 In The News

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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.

September 12, 2019 In The News

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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. 

September 10, 2019 Press Release

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.

September 6, 2019 In The News

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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.

September 6, 2019 In The News

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Over the last part of April Congressman Mike Bost is hosting an Infrastructure listening tour around district 12.

Congressman Bost wants to take an assessment of the priorities and needs as Congress prepares to create a federal transportation infrastructure bill.

Congressman Bost stopped by Benton Tuesday morning for his infrastructure listening tour.

September 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced a Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief Program grant of $4 million for the Illinois Department of Transportation. The grant will be used to help repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding in several Illinois counties, including Alexander, Jackson, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, and Union counties.