NEW STUDY: Analysis of Rebuild Illinois Transportation Spending in First Two Years

As Rebuild Illinois enters its fourth year, a new Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) study evaluates the state’s progress implementing transportation projects. This report provides a complete analysis of IDOT revenues, expenditures, and project spending for FYs 2020 and 2021, … Continue reading NEW STUDY: Analysis of Rebuild Illinois Transportation Spending in First Two Years

NEW STUDY Says I-290 Improvements would Deliver Best Economic, Equity, Traffic Outcomes for Chicago Metro Region

Springfield acts to put I-290 in the spotlight under SJR31 La Grange:  A multi-modal infrastructure proposal that would modernize the 13-mile stretch of I-290 between I-94 and the I-88/294 interchange would create more than 22,000 jobs, reduce traffic congestion by … Continue reading NEW STUDY Says I-290 Improvements would Deliver Best Economic, Equity, Traffic Outcomes for Chicago Metro Region

REPORT: Illinois Needs $21 Billion Per Year to Fix State Building Facilities and Transportation Systems

La Grange: The deteriorating conditions of Illinois’ transportation systems, state owned facilities, education buildings, and veterans’ homes have resulted in residents across the state experiencing pothole filled roads, overcrowded schools, and poorly maintained university buildings and state facilities. The annual … Continue reading REPORT: Illinois Needs $21 Billion Per Year to Fix State Building Facilities and Transportation Systems

ILEPI Testimony at the Illinois House Transportation Committee

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 the Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee of the Illinois House of Representatives held a hearing titled “Effects of the Proposed Federal Infrastructure Plan.”  Mary Craighead, AICP, transportation policy analyst with ILEPI, submitted testimony that is summarized below. Continue reading “ILEPI Testimony at the Illinois House Transportation Committee”

REPORT: Illinois Needs $4.6 Billion Per Year to Fix Roads, Bridges, and Transit Systems

Falling Motor Fuel Tax Revenues Accelerate Funding Shortfall La Grange:  The rapidly deteriorating condition of Illinois roads, bridges, and transit systems is producing increased congestion and vehicle maintenance costs, and the annual cost of needed repairs currently stands at $4.6 … Continue reading REPORT: Illinois Needs $4.6 Billion Per Year to Fix Roads, Bridges, and Transit Systems