January 28, 2022

Duckworth Highlights Benefits of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal for McHenry County with Local Leaders, Metra


[WOODSTOCK, IL] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with McHenry County Administrator Peter Austin, McHenry County leaders and Metra officials to discuss how the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will help improve transit, reduce commute times and create good-paying jobs in McHenry County and throughout Illinois. Duckworth and local leaders discussed Metra’s Woodstock Railyard Relocation and Expansion project, which is slated to extend rail service for commuters in the far northwest suburbs, making commutes easier and reducing traffic on local roads. Photos from today’s meeting are available here.

“With the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal now signed into law, we can put our country on the path toward providing safer water, better roads and more for working families,” Duckworth said. “Expanding Metra in Woodstock is the kind of project the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal can make possible – a project that cuts commute times, makes roads safe and creates good-paying jobs for the region.”

In November, President Biden signed the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal into law that included several provisions led by Duckworth to help improve the lives of working Americans by making drinking water safer, reducing traffic congestion, allowing infrastructure projects to implement local hiring initiatives, protecting roadside responders and improving transit accessibility, among many other benefits for workers. The law will help Illinois and Illinois communities improve roads, bridges, highways, public transit, airports and more throughout the state to allow for more good-paying jobs, better accessibility and needed investments.