Thank you to everyone who attended our Listening Tour meetings and participated in our online survey!
Transportation is the asset that distinguishes Illinois from the rest of the country. Our roads, transit systems, railroads, airports and waterways make Illinois the transportation hub of North America and provide us with a global economic advantage.
But we are at a crossroads. Over the next six years, 40 percent of Illinois highways and one in seven bridges will be in unacceptable condition. The transit network’s bus and rail system will not be adequately overhauled, leading to less reliable and underutilized service. School and other key state construction projects will continue to lag behind and fall into disrepair.
The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn, in coordination with the Illinois Capital Development Board, recently held a series of informal public meetings throughout the state.
This dialogue, emphasizing quality of life and economic growth, will establish priorities for future investment in our transportation system.
These meetings were intended to be a listening tour, sparking discussion that ultimately leads to a package of recommendations that can be presented to Governor Rauner and General Assembly for consideration this spring. A final recommendation report will be released soon.
Our mission is to start a statewide conversation that lays the groundwork for a realistic, sustainable plan for bringing our infrastructure into the 21st century.
|Location||Meeting Date||Meeting Time||Meeting Location||Host Organization|
|Champaign||April 27, 2015||1:00PM|| Hilton Garden Inn
1501 S. Neil St.
|Champaign County Chamber of Commerce|
|Macomb||April 28, 2015||10:00AM|| Spoon River College Community Outreach Center (MidAmerica National Bank Conference Hall)
2500 E. Jackson St.
|Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce|
|Springfield||April 28, 2015||2:30PM||Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theater III
420 S. Sixth St.
|Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce|
|Ottawa||April 29, 2015||8:30AM|| Ottawa City Hall
301 W. Madison St.
|Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce|
|Dixon||April 29, 2015||11:00AM|| KSB Hospital (Private Dining Room)
403 E. 1st St.
|Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce|
|Bloomington/Normal||April 30, 2015||2:00PM|| Bloomington City Council Chamber
109 East Olive St.
|McLean County Chamber of Commerce|
|Lake County||May 1, 2015||8:00AM||
University Center of Lake County - Multi-Purpose Room
1200 University Center Dr.
|Lake County Transportation Alliance|
|McHenry County||May 1, 2015||2:00 PM||
City Hall - City of McHenry Council Chamber
333 S. Green St.
|McHenry County Chamber of Commerce|
|Mt. Vernon||May 4, 2015||10:30AM|| Mt. Vernon City Hall
1100 Main St.
Mt. Vernon, IL
|Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce|
|Peoria||May 4, 2015||1:00PM|| Gateway Building
200 NE Water St. - Room 201
|Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce|
|Collinsville||May 5, 2015||9:00AM||
Gateway Convention Center
1 Gateway Dr.
|Collinsville Chamber of Commerce|
|Carbondale||May 5, 2015||1:00PM||
Carbondale Civic Center
200 S. Illinois Ave.
|Carbondale Chamber of Commerce|
|Alton||May 5, 2015||2:00PM|| Lewis & Clark Community College (Advance Technology Center) Trimpe Building
5800 Godfrey Rd.
|River Bend Growth Association|
|Quincy||May 6, 2015||11:00AM|| Oakley-Lindsay Civic Center
300 Civic Center Plaza
|Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce|
|Effingham||May 6, 2015||4:00PM||
Effingham City Hall
201 E. Jefferson - City Council Chambers
|Effingham Chamber of Commerce|
|North Cook County||May 7, 2015||9:00AM|| Village of Wheeling-Council Chambers
2 Community Blvd.
|Northwest Municipal Conference|
|Danville||May 7, 2015||9:30AM||
Vermilion County Board Room, 2nd Floor
6 N. Vermilion St.
|Taylorville||May 7, 2015||1:30PM|| Taylorville City Hall
115 N. Main St.
|Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce|
|South Cook County||May 7, 2015||4:00PM|| South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
1904 W. 174th St.
East Hazel Crest, IL
|South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association|
|Kane County||May 8, 2015||3:00PM||
City of St. Charles - Council Chambers
2 East Main Street
St. Charles, IL
|St. Charles Chamber of Commerce|
|DuPage County||May 11, 2015||10:00AM|| DuPage Chamber of Commerce Conf. Room
306 Main St.
West Chicago IL 60185
|Dupage County Chamber of Commerce|
|South Cook County||May 11, 2015||2:00PM||
Local 150 Hall
6200 Joliet Rd.
|International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150|
|Decatur||May 11, 2015||3:00PM||
ADM - James R. Randall Research Center
1001 N. Brush College Rd.
|Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce|
|Chicago||May 13, 2015||8:00AM|| Infrastructure Week
Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
|Metropolitan Planning Council|
|May 13, 2015||11:00AM||Primera Engineers
100 S Wacker Dr. #700 - Training Room
|Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce|
|Chicago||May 13, 2015||2:00PM||
4510 S. Michigan Ave., 1st Floor Conference Room
|Chicago Urban League|
|Rockford||May 14, 2015||3:00PM|| RMAP Headquarters
315 North Main St.
|Rockford Chamber of Commerce|
|Will County||May 18, 2015||10:00AM||
St. Charles Borromeo Center - "Flight Deck" Room
101 Airport Road
|Jacksonville||May 18, 2015||1:00PM||
Illinois College - Kirby Learning Center Room 6
1101 W. College Ave.
|IUOE Local 965|
|DeKalb||May 18, 2015||2:00PM|| City Hall Council Chambers
200 S. 4th St
|DeKalb Chamber of Commerce|
|Quad Cities (Moline)||May 19, 2015||11:00AM||
Western Illinois University
Quad Cities Riverfront Campus - 3300 River Dr. - Riverfront Hall - Room 111
|Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce|
|Galesburg||May 19, 2015||3:00PM||
G & M Distributors
200 N. Linwood Rd
|Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce|
|Lake County||May 19, 2015||4:00PM||
Waukegan City Hall, City Council Chamber - 2nd Floor
100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
|Lake County Chamber of Commerce|
|Will County||May 21, 2015||11:30AM|| Joliet Country Club
1009 Spencer Rd.
|Joliet Chamber of Commerce|
|Kankakee||May 21, 2015||2:30PM||
1137 E. 5000 N. Road
|River Valley METRO Mass Transit District|
|Galena||May 22, 2015||1:00PM||
DeSoto House Hotel
230 S. Main St.
|Galena Chamber of Commerce|