June 25, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Nearly $7 Million for Clean Public Transit Service in Chicago


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $6,988,646 in federal funding to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Low and No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle Grant Program. This federal investment will help CTA purchase or lease low or no-emission public transportation vehicles in an effort to provide more energy efficient public transit in the Chicago-area.

 “Updating Chicago’s public transit system isn't just about improving commutes for hardworking Chicagoans – it’s also about prioritizing efficient and environmentally-friendly transportation,” Duckworth said. “I’ll keep working with Senator Durbin and others to bring home the federal resources necessary to modernize Chicago’s infrastructure and transportation systems to improve the lives of Illinoisans.”

 “Adding cleaner, more energy efficient public transit vehicles to Chicago improves quality of life for all residents – even those who do not regularly rely on the CTA,” Durbin said.  “The funding announced today is an important investment in environmentally-friendly infrastructure. Senator Duckworth and I will continue working to bring these funds to Illinois communities.”