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Illinois announces six-year plan for I-80 Corridor Improvement Project
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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) this week announced a six-year plan to rebuild I-80 in Will County. The $1.2 billion project will replace more than 50-year-old infrastructure on a condensed timeframe and is made possible by the Rebuild Illinois capital program. "This rebuild will…
October 19, 2021
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced this week that the city is undertaking the biggest bike lane expansion in its history, as a result of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago Works capital plan.  With a total of $17 million in new funding this year and next, CDOT is installing 100…
September 23, 2021
New pedestrian bridge construction to begin over I-294 in Illinois
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The Illinois Tollway this week will begin work on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Pedestrian Bridge project in Hinsdale and Western Springs. The Tollway is building a new pedestrian bridge over I-294 to maintain a convenient connection between Veeck Park and Spring Rock Park and community…
September 09, 2021
Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed a bill authorizing the formation of the Illinois High-Speed Railway Commission. The commission will be responsible for creating a statewide plan for a high-speed line and feeder network connecting Chicago to St. Louis. It will be integrated with existing Amtrak…
August 09, 2021
Groundbreaking held for Houbolt Road Extension in Joliet, Illinois
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Officials gathered Tuesday for a groundbreaking ceremony of the Houbolt Road Extension Project, a public-private partnership bringing infrastructure improvements to the City of Joliet, Illinois. The privately financed project by Houbolt Road Extension JV LLC (HRE-JV)—a joint venture between United…
July 21, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced approximately $182 million in funding for low- and no-emissions buses and the facilities that support them. FTA says this program helps contribute to the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the…
June 25, 2021
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently announced the launch of a new Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) Pilot Program to support community-driven projects that "promote healthy, affordable, and accessible development near transit." The pilot program supports the implementation of the City…
June 22, 2021
The Illinois legislature passed a bill that would create a High-Speed Railway Commission in the state. It would be tasked with developing a “statewide plan for a high-speed rail line and feeder network connecting St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, that includes current existing Amtrak and…
June 09, 2021
The Illinois Department of Transportation is inviting the public to comment and offer suggestions on a new study assessing the state’s rail system. The goal of the study is to seek input on current conditions, capacity concerns and safety challenges to help identify potential improvements and…
June 08, 2021
Work completed on Navy Pier Flyover Project in Chicago
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The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) this week held a ribbon cutting to open the Navy Pier Flyover Project. The pedestrian and bike bridge links the two halves of Chicago’s signature Lakefront Trail and creates an uninterrupted, 18-mile ribbon from 71st Street to Hollywood Avenue. The…
May 13, 2021
Chicago's Red/Purple Modernization transit project to begin first major phase
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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) recently announced the agency will begin on May 16 the first of two phases of major station and track reconstruction between the Lawrence and Bryn Mawr stations. The work is part of the agency’s $2.1 billion Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project. …
May 04, 2021
The Justice Department this week moved to intervene in a disability discrimination lawsuit that private plaintiffs with visual disabilities brought against the City of Chicago under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The department’s proposed complaint alleges that the city fails to provide…
April 09, 2021
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