DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, was recently recognized for her work to rebuild crumbling roads and bridges and to create a better economic future in Illinois by the Transportation for Illinois Coalition (TFIC).
Scherer received the “Friend of Infrastructure” Award from TFIC, a group comprised of various business, labor and transportation organizations. The award recognized Scherer for her efforts to help pass the bipartisan, Rebuild Illinois plan during the legislative session. Scherer’s plan invests $45 billion into new infrastructure projects and improvements and is expected to create up to 500,000 jobs statewide. A recent study backed by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce found that crumbling roads are costing every Central Illinois motorist $597 every year in wear and tear, wasted fuel mileage and lost economic activity.
“Illinois has gone nearly a decade with no investment in our infrastructure resulting in crumbling roads and bridges across the state—especially in central and downstate Illinois,” Scherer said. “Our bipartisan plan will fix our crumbling infrastructure, while spurring economic growth and creating hundreds of thousands of jobs across Illinois.
Pictured: State Rep. Sue Scherer receives her “Friend of Transportation” award for her efforts to help
pass an infrastructure investment plan and create thousands of jobs of Illinois workers’
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