Transportation and Infrastructure

Chicago is the heart of the nation’s transportation networks, including airways, transit, railroads, waterways, and highways.

As a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I aim to ensure we bring our national infrastructure to a state-of-good-repair, fix our crumbling roads and bridges, and invest in more efficient, accessible, and affordable public transit all while ensuring the travelling public’s safety.

Access to good jobs, healthcare, education and job training starts with viable transportation -- it is the catalyst that drives our economy.

More on Transportation and Infrastructure

June 4, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL. - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Steve Cohen (TN-09) introduced a bill this week in line with the principles of the Future of Transportation Caucus: H.R.

May 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin asking him to clarify the guidance given to airlines receiving support as provided by Subtitle B of Title IV of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

April 2, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL. - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Mark Takano (CA-41) led the Future of Transportation Caucus’ (FOTC) call to Congressional leadership urging that the principles of access, equity and sustainability must be central to any upcoming infrastructure investments. While the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers must continue their work to develop and adapt our infrastructure policy.

March 20, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL. - Representatives Jesύs “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Gwen Moore (WI-04) led 51 Members of Congress in urging Congressional leadership to support public transportation agencies, including their workers, in any future stimulus packages to address the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

March 19, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Today, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” Garcia (IL-04), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Steve Cohen (TN-09) urged leaders in the House and Senate to include protections for workers and consumers in any financial assistance aimed at supporting the airline industry as part of further economic stimulus to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. 

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced the Cargo Flight Deck Security Act. This bipartisan bill will ensure that flight decks on cargo planes are as secure as those in all other aircraft. Currently, pilots on cargo flights often carry passengers that may be employees of the company or handlers accompanying animals.