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

July 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - As negotiations on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework and the reconciliation package continue, Congressmen Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Henry “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (GA-04), both members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, led 60 colleagues in sending a letter to President Joe Biden and congressional leadership today insisting on a final bill that addresses the climate crisis and existing racial inequities by robustly funding public transportation.

July 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), members of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, re-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.

July 20, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL- Today Congressman Jesús G. “Chuy '' García, a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, joined the Green New Deal Network, Sierra Club, Sunrise Movement and a coalition of environmental organizations and grassroots activists standing in support of climate, care, and environmental and social justice priorities for the budget reconciliation package.

Congressman Jesús G. “Chuy” García issued the following statement:

July 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), a member of the House Financial Services and Transportation & Infrastructure Committees, issued the following statement on President Biden’s Executive Order on promoting competition and empowering consumers: 

June 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Jesús G. “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Steve Cohen (TN-09), and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) urging the agency to protect air travelers from an unfair business practice that has pervaded aviation during the coronavirus pandemic – the denial of cash refunds for canceled flights and the issuance of flight credits that will soon expire.

June 8, 2021 Press Release

Text from the ASAP Act, which would establish a federal grant program to upgrade and improve passenger accessibility among the nation’s legacy rail transit systems, to be included in Chair DeFazio’s INVEST in America Act

 

May 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seeking to make highways around the nation safer for drivers, Rep. Jesús G. “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) reintroduced the Safe Roads Act of 2021, which would direct the Department of Transportation to require that all new tractor trailers be equipped with and use an automatic emergency braking system. 

Specifically, the bill mandates the use of automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems for truck-tractors with electronic stability control (ESC) technology within one of year of becoming law.

May 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), and Congresswoman Marie Newman (IL-03) members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced today the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) Act of 2021, legislation that aims to help make public transportation systems more accessible to passengers with disabilities.  This proposal would establish a federal grant program to support legacy transit and commuter rail systems to upgrade existing stations to meet or exceed accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities A