Transportation Bill

Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Duckworth Slams Walsh For Voting Against Federal Transportation Bill

Democratic Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth is hoping federally funded road construction projects — and some suburban mayors who might not support her — can help her score some points against Republican incumbent Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2012

Officials, Labor Leaders Celebrate Federal Transportation Plan

Labor leaders joined Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider and U. S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in taking a victory lap on Friday to celebrate President Barack Obama signing the new $105 billion federal transportation bill.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Dan Ryan Expressway

Durbin Pushing For 2-Year Road, Transit Funding Plan

A House-Senate conference committee begins meetings next week on Capitol Hill to try to craft a new federal highway and mass transit program. On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin came to Union Station in Chicago to collect ammunition for the Senate package.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin Fights To Protect Illinois Transportation

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) will be at the table, when members of the House and Senate try to find agreement on the nation’s next transportation bill.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2012

Rep. Dan Lipinski

Lipinski Glad GOP Is Backing Off Bill That Would Slash Urban Transit

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) is celebrating a House Republican decision to back off a bill that could have meant severe cuts to funding for urban mass transit.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin: GOP Transportation Bill Would Slash Chicago Transit

U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) is warning of serious transit troubles for the city on the horizon.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012