Illinois Infrastructure Listening Tour hits the road

April 29, 2015

State officials want Illinois to invest in more transportation infrastructure, despite budget cuts.

The Illinois Infrastructure Listening Tour began Monday with a meeting hosted by the Champaign Chamber of Commerce. They discussed the Champaign area’s main concerns for the future of its transportation system and potential areas of investment for infrastructure.

Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn is conducting a series of discussions in various parts of the state. He hopes the discussions will lead to a package of recommendations to be presented to Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly for consideration in the spring, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The tour will visit 28 cities in Illinois and encourage audience suggestions to better cater to each community’s needs.

Read the full story from staff writer Madison Johnston of The Daily Illini by clicking here.

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