The Illinois Department of Transportation is asking for additional input from the public in developing its Long Range Transportation Plan. The plan will identify policies to provide Illinois residents and businesses with innovative, sustainable and multimodal transportation solutions that support local goals and grow the economy.
Feedback and comments can be provided at AllOurIdeas.org/IDOTideas between Feb. 8 and March 8.
"We really want this plan to drive how we operate as an agency and how we are making investment decisions," said Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. "By working together with members of the public and our industry partners, we are confident we can develop a solid vision for how we are going to invest in transportation in Illinois over the next 10 to 20 years."
Last year, IDOT received more than more than 700 survey responses during the initial comment period. More than a quarter indicated that safety was their top priority. Respondents also expressed that maintaining Illinois' infrastructure is critical to improving the state's economy and that a need exists for a multimodal transportation system.
Based on feedback received to date, and to assist in prioritizing the plan's strategies and objectives, IDOT is seeking the additional round of input. The new online survey allows participants to work through more than 50 strategic objectives to inform IDOT's drafting of the plan.