U.S. Representative Judy Biggert today released the funding requests she is submitting for inclusion in the upcoming reauthorization of federal transportation programs. The requests include funding for public trails, roads, transportation-related research at Argonne, and several projects that will help to mitigate the impact of increased freight traffic along the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Rail Line (EJ&E). Traditionally, Congress reauthorizes these programs every six years, with most of the funding coming from the federal gasoline taxes motorists pay at the pump.
"My staff and I work closely with our county, local and state officials to find the infrastructure projects that are top priorities for communities in our district," said Biggert. "I know that some of these requests are long shots, but I'm pleased to have this opportunity to support local road and infrastructure improvements that will reduce congestion, improve our roadways, and create jobs."