Governor Quinn Unveils Six-Year, $8.6 Billion Transportation Construction Program
SPRINGFIELD – Days after receiving positive feedback from bond rating agencies regarding his fiscal year 2015 budget plan, Governor Pat Quinn today unveiled a six-year, $8.6 billion construction program that will improve roads and bridges throughout Illinois while making major investments in public transportation. The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and build a 21st century infrastructure that will drive Illinois’ economy forward.
Governor Quinn Releases First-Ever Illinois Bike Transportation Plan
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider today announced the release of the Illinois Bike Transportation Plan – the first statewide bicycle plan in Illinois’ history. The bike plan provides the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) with policies, best practices and strategic direction for implementing a sustainable, multi-modal transportation system across Illinois.
Governor Quinn Announces $52.7 Million for Local Transportation Improvement Projects
CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $52.7 million investment in community transportation projects throughout Illinois. The investment will support more than 400 jobs through 71 projects, including bike paths, walking trails, historic preservation and streetscape beautification projects in communities across Illinois.
Governor Quinn Announces $223 Million to Restore Chicago to Rockford Amtrak Service
ROCKFORD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $223 million state capital investment that will create hundreds of jobs and restart Amtrak service between Rockford and Chicago beginning in 2015. The return of passenger rail to Rockford for the first time since 1981 will begin with one round trip daily between Chicago’s Union Station and a temporary station located in Rockford.
Strong Showing of Business Interest, Local Support for Illiana Corridor Project
TINLEY PARK – Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider today hosted more than 150 firms interested in opportunities to grow their businesses by getting involved with the Illiana Corridor project. The event, held at the Tinley Park Convention Center, was designed by the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program to give business owners a forum to meet with the four developer teams vying to build the Illinois portion of the project and to discuss partnership possibilities.