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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

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
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November 21, 2019 Press Release
QUINCY, IL – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the Quincy Regional-Baldwin Field Airport $9,000,000 in grant funding to support runway reconstruction.
November 21, 2019 Press Release
NORMAL, IL - Congressmen Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Rodney Davis (IL-13)  announced today that Connect Transit was awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Buses and Bus Facilities Grant Program for the Better Bus Stop Campaign.
June 4, 2019 Press Release
SPRINGFIELD, IL — Reps. Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) announced today that the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport has received a $3.2 million U.S. Department of Transportation Airport Improvement Program discretionary grant which will continue the improvements being made at the airport, including runway rehabilitation.
May 15, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA) introduced new legislation to support the cleanup of CSO contamination in rivers across the United States, including the Illinois River.
December 18, 2018 Op-Ed
In today’s political climate, it’s not often we hear of bipartisan work coming out of Washington, D.C.