Durbin Meets With Decatur And Macon County Leaders To Discuss Infrastructure Package

SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke today with Decatur and Macon County leaders to discuss local transportation priorities ahead of a federal infrastructure bill. President Biden’s recently announced American Jobs Plan is centered on a more than $600 billion investment in traditional transportation infrastructure including $115 billion for roads and bridges, $80 billion for rail, $85 billion for transit, and $25 billion for airports.

“Illinois’ highways, waterways, and rail lines are at the center of our national transportation network. As the Senate prepares to take up a bill to rebuild our country’s infrastructure, it’s critical that Central Illinois’ needs are met,” Durbin said. “I was glad to meet with local leaders today to discuss some of our infrastructure priorities, such as the Decatur Beltway Connector and Reas Bridge Project and the Brush College Road Improvement Project. I believe President Biden’s plan will help get our communities on track and is an opportunity for historic investment in our future.”