Davis Meets with Champaign County First, Discusses Infrastructure and Economic Development Projects
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today met with Champaign County First, a group of civic leaders from throughout Champaign County, about upcoming infrastructure and economic development projects in the county in need of federal support.
"I am proud to represent this community and help them succeed by working to obtain federal funding for projects, like the $1.45 million grant for the Champaign-Urbana MTD last fall and building on great opportunities at places like the Research Park and others," Davis said. "Some of the projects they are prioritizing, such as rebuilding the I-57/74 interchange, not only benefit the community, but much of central Illinois. I look forward to working with these leaders to continue to build upon the progress that has been made so Champaign County can continue to thrive."
Davis announced last September that Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) would receive a $1.45 million grant to purchase zero-emission battery electric buses with supporting hydrogen infrastructure. This competitive grant was authorized as part of the FAST Act, the long-term highway bill Congress passed in 2015. Davis wrote a letter in support of Champaign-Urbana MTD’s application.
Davis' office can assist with information on any federal grant or grant application.