Peoria Public Radio Staff
Wed June 12, 2013
Il lawmakers say more federal money is needed for transportation projects
But U.S. Representative Rodney Davis, a Republican from Taylorville, says Congress was supposed to hear Illinois' ideas for revenue sources.
"Well, we didn't. But as you saw when we ended the hearing, I said I want to hear what it is you think is going to work. And that's the message we need to send back to them."
Davis acknowledged that Illinois is in need of a more consistent way to pay for transportation needs, but he says even "the best" funding source would result in a backlog.
The federal transportation fund has an eight-billion dollar deficit.