IDOT Appoints a New FAC

The Illinois Department of Transportation has named the members of the newly created Illinois State Freight Advisory Council. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced that 41 members with extensive experience and expertise in the multimodal movement of freight have been chosen to serve on the new Illinois State Freight Advisory Council. The council, […]

New Illinois Freight Advisory Council

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently announced the establishment of the Illinois State Freight Advisory Council to provide a standing forum for coordination of freight multimodal planning in Illinois. IDOT’s goal is to enhance the public benefits of every mode, improve intermodal connections, and sustain the state’s position as the primary freight transportation hub […]

President's awards to go several MAFC states

Four MAFC states have been selected for national awards from AASHTO. Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan each garnered a President’s Transportation Award. The annual President’s Transportation Awards recognize individuals, programs, or teams for improving environmental conditions, utilizing technology, implementing excellent executive management skills, increasing efficiencies, and making effective use of taxpayer dollars. Kansas (Aviation) – […]

I-70 Dedicated Truck Lane Webcast

June 1, 2012 1pm Eastern I-70 Corridor Dedicated Truck Lanes The $3.75 million, two-phased study evaluated the feasibility of adding dedicated truck lanes through Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. The Study evaluate if Dedicated Truck Lanes address the congestion and safety problems and needs on the corridor and improve the regions’ economic competitiveness more than […]

Illinois State Transportation Plan

The Illinois Department of Transportation recently kicked off a state-wide long-range transportation planning effort. The results of this effort will serve as a master plan for all transportation modes in Illinois, including highways, waterways, aeronautics, mass transportation, bicyclists, pedestrians, and railroad systems. The plan sets forth policies and goals that will guide the development of […]

PPP Act in Illinois

The Illinois General Assembly has passed the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for Transportation Act (HB 1091), an it’s now on its way to Gov. Quinn for signature. What is the PPP Act? The Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for Transportation Act (House Bill 1091) promotes the sound development and operation of transportation facilities in Illinois, by authorizing public-private […]