Illinois Department of Transportation, Erica Borggren, Acting Secretary
Patrick J. Quinn, Governor
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Purpose of the Plan
The purpose of the Illinois State Rail Plan is to:
  • Improve mobility for passengers and freight on Illinois’ rail system
  • Increase the effectiveness of the rail program
  • Broaden understanding of rail issues
  • Provide a framework to implement rail initiatives in Illinois
  • Support IDOT in seeking federal and state funding
  • Provide a gauge to measure rail benefits
  • Fulfill new Federal requirements for state rail plans
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