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.
Illinois represents a major crossroads for the nation's rail network, and Chicago represents the largest rail hub in North America. We are fortunate to enjoy a strong passenger rail service, offering an attractive and affordable travel choice.
Traveling by Amtrak is convenient and affordable with numerous amenities for passengers, including business services such as free wi-fi access, food service, and ample room for on-board transportation cargo such as bicycles. Even more exciting is the high-speed rail initiative. Thanks to significant state and federal investment, one segment of the Chicago to St. Louis high-speed corridor is currently operating at 110 mph, and additional high-speed corridor segments will debut at speeds up to 110 mph by the end of 2015, cutting inner-city travel times even further. More than 1.8 million passengers boarded Amtrak within Illinois in 2013.
To view current Amtrak routes, please access the map below.