The picture is looking better for Western Illinois but is bleak for the rest of the nation. That’s what U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said during the grand opening ceremony for the public transit center in Macomb.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the Senate version of a new transportation bill is needed to drive large-scale projects like the Macomb bypass to completion.
He said, ”(It's) a bi-partisan bill, paid-for bill and we begin to move the country forward. And we give certainty to transportation. Communities like Macomb know that there is a transportation program that could begin to help fund the Macomb bypass, if that bill passes.”
The Senate bill is a two-year bill that would provide $109 billion in funding.