Biden Unveils What He Calls A ‘Once-In-A-Generation’ Infrastructure Proposal

PITTSBURGH – The country’s infrastructure is badly in need of repair, both major parties agree. But for years they haven’t been able to agree on a proposal, or how to pay for it. In Pittsburgh on Wednesday, President Biden detailed a $2 trillion package that he said would lead to “transformational progress.” Biden said this is “not a […]

Picking Up Highway Litter Costs State $6M A Year

SPRINGFIELD – Before you toss trash out the car window while cruising down an Illinois highway, think of this: Taxpayers pay $6 million a year to clean it up. The Illinois Department of Transportation says proper disposal of waste saves in other ways too. “Trash is more than just an eyesore,” says Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. […]

Bills Address Tollway Rates For Small Trailers, Future Railway Infrastructure

SPRINGFIELD – A House transportation committee on Monday advanced two bills, one lowering toll rates for small trailers and another creating a forum on future railway infrastructure. House Bill 394 and House Bill 399 were both sponsored by Rep. Martin Moylan, D-Des Plaines. Both received a unanimous 13-0 vote to move to the House floor. HB 394 states […]

House Transportation Committee Moves Two Bills In First Meeting of New Session

SPRINGFIELD — The state House Transportation committee advanced two bills to the House floor Monday in its first meeting of the 102nd General Assembly. The first bill would make spending by the Illinois Department of Transportation more transparent and accessible to the public. House Bill 253 would establish a new asset management program for IDOT. The bill […]

News Around Illinois – December 9, 2019

Survey Collects Travelers’ Opinions On Illinois Highways SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials want travelers’ opinions on the state’s transportation systems. An online survey that opened this week and runs through Dec. 31  asks travelers to weigh in on everything from cleanliness of Illinois roads to other drivers’ behavior. The Illinois Department of Transportation says the annual […]