Illinois DOT launches month-long infrastructure needs listening tour

Updated Apr 27, 2015

ChicagoThe Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has teamed up with the Illinois Capital Development Board (ICDB) to tour the state with a series of listening sessions to gather a list of infrastructure needs to present recommendations to Gov. Bruce Rauner later this year.

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“With a world-class system of roads, transit systems, airports and railroads, Illinois is rich in transportation infrastructure, but we are at a crossroads,” said Randy Blankenhorn, acting Illinois Transportation Secretary. “This asset makes us stand out, but it is beginning to deteriorate and in need of reinvestment. These meetings with the Capital Development Board are a listening tour to help us rebuild and craft a plan going forward that allows Illinois to continue to serve as the transportation hub of North America and build top-notch state facilities so we can grow our economy and improve our quality of life.”

Topics to be discussed with residents and local business and community leaders include road, bridge, and mass transit system updates. IDOT and ICDB hope that attendees will also help develop a list of priorities from these discussions.

“I look forward to hearing the views and thoughts on transportation from the broad spectrum of people who make up our great state,” Blankenhorn said. “The time to rethink our transportation goals and priorities is now. Inaction is no longer an option.”