This area is designed to provides IDOT’s target audiences with our story, past, current, and our vision for tomorrow, as well as provide information on employment and training opportunities and how to stay connected and get involved with transportation efforts near you.
This area is designed to provide a broad overview of the Illinois transportation system that our public partners and stakeholders can utilize to plan the transportation vision, develop sensible policies and make decisions that reflect and meet the needs of Illinois citizens and transportation users.
This area is designed to provide information for all transportation users from a multi-modal perspective, to include specialized resources such as interactive maps, safety-focused videos, and other traveler resources to enrich the Illinois travel experience.
Serving one of the most populous urban areas in the nation, IDOT‘s Region 1/District 1, located in northeastern Illinois, includes the state’s most recognizable city, Chicago. This region is home to six counties: Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, Dupage, and Will.
The nation’s second busiest airport (O’Hare), one of the country’s three main inland distribution centers (Chicago), and the port of Chicago itself all are located in this region. Annually, the region's 28,060 centerline miles of roads (2,775 state-maintained) feel the impact of more than
650 million passengers utilize the Regional Transportation Authority's (RTA) rail and bus
services. RTA is the largest transit system in the
state and third largest nationally. Chicago’s Union
Station, a hub for commuter and inter-city passenger rail connections, is the fourth busiest Amtrak station in the nation.
Add to this hundreds of miles of bike paths, bike lanes and sidewalks and pedestrian paths, and you can quickly see that Region 1 is a complex multi-modal transportation hub with a mode of transportation for everyone.
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IDOT believes in partnering with Illinois communities statewide to promote a safer, sustainable and effective transportation system for Illinoisans. Through effective partnerships and collaborations, we demonstrate our commitment to move the transportation vision, Transforming Transportation for Tomorrow forward.
To learn how you can partner with us please navigate to the ‘Community Involvement’ page.
Region 1 Contact Information
201 West Center Court
Schaumburg, Illinois 60196-1096
Region 1 Engineer
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