I saw no problem in the beginning or throughout the process. Obviously there was no problem because the ethics committee approved the arrangement.
Freight mobility and movement, while not a sexy policy issue, is a highly important one. Capacity constraints and congestion on our nation's freight rail system create many problems.
Speak up! We live in a democracy. We all need to make sure our voices are heard and our opinions are known.
I'm leaving because I want to spend more time with my wife in Chicago.
Communities and neighborhoods are affected. Idling trains, traffic backups, grade crossing accidents and other safety issues all affect the quality of life in our neighborhoods.
Passengers on Amtrak and commuter trains that share freight tracks suffer delays and unreliable service in an inefficient and congested system.
I believe that living in two places at one time accelerates the passage of time. I'd like to slow down the march of time as much as possible.
Our nation's infrastructure needs are tremendous, and they're growing.
In today's business economy, where just-in-time deliveries are the norm, the inefficient flow of freight traffic results in real economic losses.
Investments in our transportation and infrastructure are investments in our economy, in our communities and in our quality of life.
I am committed to working with Speaker Hastert and the other members of the Illinois congressional delegation to do all that I can to ensure that Illinois' funding needs are adequately met.
Beyond highways and roads, we need more money for mass transit, intercity passenger rail and freight rail. We have a long way to go to bridge the funding gaps.
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