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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Transportation

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
Date Title
March 22, 2018 Letter to Autonomous Vehicle Manufacturers - Use of Forced Arbitration Clauses
March 15, 2018 Letter to the Hon Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Cantwell, Colleagues Warn Against DHS Cuts to Mass Transit Security
March 8, 2018 Letter to Jean-Jacques Ruest, Interim CEO, Canadian National Railway - Implementation Of Positive Train Control Safety Technology
Feb. 1, 2018 Tweet - "News that Qatar will increase transparency to promote competition in the airline industry is a positive step forward. But, I will continue to push the U.S. to better enforce #OpenSkies to ensure U.S. airlines and workers compete on a level playing field."
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to Metra, Amtrak and AAR - Update on Positive Train Control Safety Technology
Oct. 6, 2017 Letter to Airlines - Implement Additional Practices to Aid those Devastated by Hurricanes Maria and Irma
Aug. 21, 2017 Durbin, Bustos: Federal Investment In Rockford Airport Is Creating Jobs And Growing Local Economy
July 13, 2017 Letter to Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - Plainfield Tank Car Derailment A Wake-UP Call For DOT
June 21, 2017 Letter to Governor Rauner, President Cullerton, Leader Radogno, Speaker Madigan, and Leader Durkin - Many Words on a Very Important Topic
May 25, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth Announce $18 Million In Federal Funding To IDOT For Safety Technology Implementation
May 24, 2017 Lipinski, Quigley, Durbin, and Duckworth Announce $20 Million in Federal Funding for Metra for Safety Technology
May 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Chao and the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Secretary of Transportation and Director of the Hoffice of Management and Budget - Denouncing Trump Administration's Threat to Cancel Funding for Shovel-Ready Public Transit Projects
May 4, 2017 Durbin Announces Illinois Transportation Priorities Included In Omnibus Appropriations Bill
April 11, 2017 Letter to Mr. Oscar Munoz, United Airlines CEO - United Airlines Passenger Scandal
April 11, 2017 Letter to Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines - United's Boarding Policy
April 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Call for Continued Investment in Public Transportation
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Susan M. Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - In support of Strong Investments in TIGER Program in Fiscal Year 2018
April 5, 2017 Duckworth, Durbin Announce Over $4 Million in Transportation Funding for Emergency Relief in Illinois
March 28, 2017 Durbin Meets With CDA Commissioner Evans To Discuss President Trump's Budget
March 16, 2017 Letter to the President - Urging the Administration to Reject Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard That Would Upend Stability and Predictability for Small Businesses, Rural Communities
March 10, 2017 Durbin, Chicago Delegation Members Meet With Illinois Tollway In Support Of Elgin O'hare Western Access Project
March 3, 2017 Bipartisan Duckworth Bill Would Protect Transportation & Infrastructure Jobs in Illinois, Across America
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to Chairwoman Begeman, Surface Transportation Board - Support of the Illinois Toll Highway Authority Petition
Feb. 1, 2017 Durbin Meets With STB In Support Of Elgin O'hare Western Access Project
Jan. 12, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth, Quigley Announce $1 Million In Federal Funds For Additional Safety Indicators At Cta's Control Center
Jan. 9, 2017 Rep. Quigley Announces $1 Billion Funding Agreement for the for the First Phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Program
Dec. 6, 2016 Durbin Thanks Transportation Secretary, Pushes For Critical Illinois Priorities
Oct. 20, 2016 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary, Department of Transportation - Maritime Strategy
Oct. 7, 2016 Durbin, Lipinski Announce $400,000 To Upgrade Ventra App System To Include Divvy Bikes
July 26, 2016 Durbin, Emanuel, Members of Illinois Delegation Announce $25 Million TIGER Grant for Garfield Green Line Gateway
July 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Menendez, Booker, Sires, Watson Coleman Urge USDOT to Change Rule on Performance Measures for Congestion Relief
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Thune, Chairman of Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, The Honorable Bill Nelson. Ranking Member of Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, The Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, The Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Push to Pass Security Measure to Support DIA
July 1, 2016 Letter to John Thune and Bill Nelson, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; Bill Shuster and Peter DeFazio, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Heinrich Leads Effort to Attach Airport Security Measure to FAA Reauthorization
June 24, 2016 Durbin Statement on Decision to More Closely Monitor CSX's Use of Elsdon Rail Line
June 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Peter Neffenger, Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration - Implement Measure to Protect Rail and Transit Passengers
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration - Railroad Soft Targets
May 26, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Peter Neffenger, Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration - On the Need to Make PreCheck More Accessible
May 19, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
May 19, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bills
May 17, 2016 Durbin Presses Homeland Security Secretary To Address Long Lines At Airport Security Stations
April 19, 2016 Durbin Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Enhance Security & Improve Air Travel
March 2, 2016 Durbin, Blumenthal Applaud DOT Action To Ban E-Cigarette Use On Airplanes
Feb. 22, 2016 Letter to Mr. Daniel P. Elliot III, Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board - On Passenger Rail On-Time Performance Standards
Feb. 18, 2016 Durbin Statement on U.S. - Japan Aviation Agreement
Feb. 18, 2016 Durbin, Kirk, Rush, IDOT, City of Chicago Announce $1.25 Million in Federal Grant for Design of Grade Separation Project on 95th Street
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Anthony Coscia, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Amtrak - Commitment to National System
Feb. 3, 2016 Durbin Backs Measure to Increase Transparency for Oil-By-Rail Transportation
Jan. 25, 2016 Durbin Encourages Commuters to Take Advantage of Larger Mass Transit Tax Benefit
Jan. 22, 2016 Durbin, Foster Meet with Aurora Leaders to Discuss Rail Tank Car Safety
Jan. 13, 2016 Senators to Introduce Bipartisan Fix to Dual National Visa Waiver Ban
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