Durbin Meets with Champaign County Leaders in Washington to Discuss Local Transportation Priorities
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – In a meeting with local leaders from Champaign County today, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) discussed central Illinois transportation priorities and the importance of long-term, sustained investments in our nation’s infrastructure deficit. A photo from today’s meeting is available HERE.
“With strong advocacy and a consistent message about the region’s infrastructure needs, Champaign County, like much of Central Illinois, is in a good position to take advantage of the long-term transportation bill that Congress passed last year,” said Durbin. “Today’s meeting with Champaign County leaders was productive and look forward to continue working with them to secure future federal funding for projects that will improve Illinois’ infrastructure, create good paying jobs and promote economic development.”
Attendees at today’s meeting included City of Champaign Mayor, Deb Feinen; Mahomet Village President, Sean Widener; Champaign County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Laura Weis; Champaign County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Craig Rost; Rantoul Village Administrator, Jeff Fiegenschuh; Rantoul Economic Development Manager, Mike Royce; Urbana Economic Development Manager, Brandon Boys; Champaign Planning and Development Director, Bruce Knight; Savoy Director of Public Works, Lvi Kopman; Mahomet Village Administrator, Patrick Brown; and Marissa Brewer Assistant Vice President, Alumni Advocacy, University of Illinois Alumni Association.
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