Kathleen A. Ryg
Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Creates the State Transportation Policy Committee. Requires the Department, with the advice of the Committee, to develop a statewide transportation plan that meets certain requirements (now, the Department, without consultation, develops a statewide plan). Authorizes the Department to choose projects and programs for inclusion in the statewide plan. Requires selected programs and projects to be consistent with the statewide plan. Authorizes the Committee to determine by resolution whether selected programs and projects are consistent with the statewide plan. Provides for the amendment of programs that are inconsistent with the statewide plan. Requires the Department to publish statewide annual and multiyear transportation improvement programs by certain dates. Authorizes the Department to allocate certain funds for surface transportation capital programs in accordance with the annual and multiyear improvement programs. Requires each MPO to prepare and adopt regional annual and multiyear transportation improvement programs for submittal to the Department and the Committee by certain dates. Provides that the transportation improvement program the Department is required to develop under a federal law may include only projects that an MPO or the Department has prioritized for inclusion in a regional or statewide program. Provides for the public's participation in and the Committee's evaluation of the transportation planning process. Effective immediately.
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Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
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