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TSPR'S Rich Egger

Last fall, then-Governor Pat Quinn allocated nearly $35 million to pave two of the four lanes of the northwest section of the Macomb Bypass. That project will go out to bid in June with construction slated to start late summer.

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The city is completing land acquisitions as part of the plan to improve West Adams Street from Lafayette to Johnson.

The Macomb Police Department is getting more than $8,300 from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

  Amtrak ridership in Illinois has risen in recent years; it's up almost 85 percent from 2006 through last year. That trend developed after the rail service added routes. The train service could grow more in the future.

In 2006, lines branching out from Chicago that went to Carbondale, Quincy and St. Louis added trips.

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Residents of McDonough County are being asked to provide feedback on how to make the area more bicycle-friendly.

Illinois are moving forward with plans for a major airport south of the city of Chicago. Part of that plan includes the State of Illinois owning and operating a small general  aviation airport near Monee in Will County where the long proposed South Suburban one will go. 

The Illinois Department of Transportation purchased Bult Field for $34 million.

The purchase includes 288 acres of land and a 5,000 foot runway.

Supporters are trying to take advantage of the momentum surrounding a multi-million dollar highway project in west-central Illinois.

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Monmouth’s largest employer is bringing even more business to the city.

Quinn Releases IDOT Documents

Apr 28, 2014

Gov. Pat Quinn's office has released 137 pages of documents related to hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Group Calls for Stricter Teen Driving Laws

Feb 1, 2014
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The Illinois Department of Transportation reported teen driving fatalities were at an all-time low in 2013.

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Beginning January 1, the maximum speed limit in Illinois will increase to 70 miles an hour. But you might want to hold off on the throttle for at least a few weeks.

Anyone driving in Illinois after January 1, 2014 must be prepared for some significant changes.

1 in 12 Illinois Bridges Deficient

Jun 21, 2013
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A national transportation advocacy groups says 1 in 12 Illinois bridges are structurally deficient.

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Illinois will acquire new rail cars for all of the in-state Amtrak routes. Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider said the new cars will address the increase in ridership experienced by the service for the past five or six years.

“They're going to be bi-level cars,” Schneider said. “It allows us to transport more passengers on the same footprint. So it makes it more efficient and it gives us opportunity to expand service without having to add train sets.”

All of the seating on current cars is on the same level.

Work will begin Thursday, July 5 to build a bridge that will carry Route 136 traffic over the future Route 336. The project is the beginning of the Macomb Bypass.

Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider came to the area for the groundbreaking ceremony, which took place on a hot and humid afternoon in a grassy field just west of Macomb. Schneider was joined by politicians, labor leaders, city and county workers, and others.