IDOT’s video gallery showcases a wide range of videos featuring topics such as safety, multi-modal transportation issues, planning, and workforce development. Please view our videos and provide suggestions and ideas on how to best utilize our transportation dollars and innovative technologies to meet your transportation needs.

Public Service Announcements


See how the choices you make can have serious consequences.

Click It or Ticket

The goal of the Click It or Ticket Mobilization is not to give out tickets, but to influence people about the importance of seat belts to prevent injuries and fatalities.

Click It or Ticket

The goal of the Click It or Ticket Mobilization is not to give out tickets, but to influence people about the importance of seat belts to prevent injuries and fatalities.

Impaired Driving/Safe Driving

IDOT's Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over impaired driving enforcement mobilizations take place during major holidays - times of the year, when the rise of impaired driving fatalities tend to be highest. Law enforcement agencies across Illinois step up enforcement, adding patrols and undertaking numerous public relations activities to spread the word about the dangers of impaired driving, and get impaired drivers off the road.

Ice and Snow. Take It Slow

IDOT's top priorities include safety on the state’s roads and highways. Motorists are urged to prepare for unfavorable driving conditions during the winter season and take it slow when ice and snow are on the ground and travel is necessary.

Motorcycle Safety - Gear Up-Ride Smart – Carey Hart

IDOT partners with X-Games motorcyclist Carey Hart to remind motorcycle riders to gear up properly with high visible clothing and helmets, obey traffic laws and be properly trained and licensed.

Dierks Bentley PSA

Long time motorcycle rider and country music star Dierks Bentley teams up with IDOT to remind motorcyclists to get proper training, gear up and keep their motorcycles in good working condition.


Motorcycle Safety

IDOT staff and motorcycle retailers offer tips for how to have a safe ride on your motorcycle.

Ontario Street Ramp Demolition

Time-lapse video of demolition of the westbound Ontario Street to southbound I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) ramp over the Kennedy Expressway.

National Summer Transportation Institute

IDOT is a proud participant in this exciting program that gives high school students a step up on their careers.

Bureau of Materials & Physical Research Overview

A look at the important role IDOT’s Bureau of Materials & Physical Research plays in the process of building and maintaining infrastructure.

Image Gallery

IDOT will be showcasing various transportation related images. Please stay tuned.


IDOT will be producing a monthly statewide podcast to keep transportation public updated on the latest transportation news and issues. The podcast will be used as one of the many communication mediums to promote the Secretary’s vision of Transforming Transportation for Tomorrow. The podcast will range from occasional interviews, presentations, and general discussions on transportation topics that are relevant and timely to the general public & transportation stakeholders. IDOT is always looking for new innovative ways to promote information to the public; therefore through podcasts, the department hopes to reach a broad audience and encourage them to view transportation information in a way that has not been done before.

  • April 2014:IDOT Episode 4
    Featuring an interview with Amy Schutzbach from Bureau of Materials and Physical Research on how IDOT research is impacting many facets of transportation in Illinois.
  • March 2014:IDOT Episode 3
    A special message on IDOT Recruiting from Chief of Diversity Recruitment & Outreach, Erwin L. Acox
  • February 2014:IDOT Episode 2
    Featuring a message from Small Business Enterprises Bureau Chief Eugene Oliver, and comments about TCTR from small business owners
  • January 2014:IDOT Episode 1
    Introduction to Podcasts and the History of IDOT


IDOT prepares several newsletters in an effort to communicate the department’s ongoing initiatives in the corresponding areas. These newsletters reach a variety of people through email blasts and IDOT’s subscription services. The most recent editions can also be viewed below.

Illinois Aviation

Published quarterly, Illinois Aviation offers information on upcoming aviation related events, aviation hall of fame information, and other aviation related articles.

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Illinois Interchange Newsletter

The Illinois Interchange Newsletter is the official quarterly newsletter of the Illinois T2 Center. It is one of the many ways the T2 Center shares information that addresses the needs of local agencies. The Illinois Interchange contains articles on upcoming seasonal activities, innovative ideas, management concepts and safety suggestions that reflect more efficient and effective means of highway/street construction and maintenance.

Small Business Exchange