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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Transportation and Infrastructure

Transportation is the backbone of our economy. It moves people to their jobs, children to school, produce and livestock from farms to sale, products to retail, and even information to consumers. A reliable, efficient, and safe transportation network is vital for families as well as commerce. I believe it is imperative that the federal government provide local and state governments with the flexibility required to best meet the needs of very diverse states across our nation as well as long term certainty when it comes to funding so they can plan and deliver projects. I am committed to fighting for transparency, local control, and streamlined processes so projects can get done in a timely fashion, while maintaining safety standards. Whether roads, bridges, railways, transit, ports, airways, or locks and dams on the Illinois and Mississippi rivers—improving new and existing infrastructure is vital for economic growth and job creation. 

More on Transportation and Infrastructure

September 18, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) today announced that the City of Springfield has received a $10,000,000 federal Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The grant is for the next phase of the Springfield Rail Improvement Project.
August 6, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded Greater Peoria Mass Transit (GPMTD) a $10,000,000 grant through the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program.
July 30, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) yesterday voted in favor of and the House passed H.R.
July 10, 2020 Press Release
NORMAL, IL – Congressmen Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) announced today that Connect Transit was awarded a $931,939 CARES Act grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula fund.
May 27, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the Arenzville Water Coop and North Morgan Water Coop with Rural Development investments to make improvements and ensure safe and potable water for rural communities. The Arenzville Water Coop will receive $1,259,500 in grants and loans.
May 12, 2020 Press Release
PEORIA, IL — Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $10,259,898 in funding to Greater Peoria Mass Transit (GPMTD).
April 25, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded to the Springfield Airport Authority $803,568 for the runway removal project at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.
January 30, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps.