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IDOT announces public webinars to help plan future transportation program

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[October 25, 2013]  CHICAGO -- Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider announced this week that the Illinois Department of Transportation will host two webinars to give the public additional opportunities to provide input for the upcoming Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Program for fiscal years 2015-2020. The webinars will be on Monday and Tuesday.

The webinars will be hosted by IDOT engineers and will give residents and businesses in the area a chance to better understand and weigh in on project priorities over the next five to seven years.
  • Multi-Year Plan Webinar (Chicago area)
    Monday, Oct. 28, 5-6 p.m.
    To reserve your webinar seat now,
    click here.

  • Multi-Year Plan Webinar (statewide)
    Tuesday, Oct. 29, 5-6 p.m.
    To reserve your webinar seat now,
    click here.

The webinars are in addition to the 16 informational and feedback sessions hosted in person by IDOT earlier this year in communities throughout the state.

"We value feedback from the public and encourage anyone who missed our informational and feedback sessions to sign up for this webinar," Schneider said. "With the help of the public, we can ensure that their transportation needs are addressed and that our programming system continues to serve them in the best way possible."

Also called the Multi-Year Program, or MYP, this planning and programming guide for transportation is based on current estimates of local, federal and state funding, including funding from Gov. Pat Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital program, enacted in 2009. The program for fiscal 2014-2019 totals about $9.5 billion for the state road and bridge systems alone and focuses on maintenance and improvement of the road system and any interconnected modal systems such as transit, rail or bike facilities, as appropriate.

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To access the webinar, those interested will need a computer with Internet access. The public meeting will include a short presentation and an opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide comments for the upcoming 2015-2020 improvement program.

Comments or questions will be accepted verbally during the webinar or can be submitted at this link:

[Text from Illinois Department of Transportation file received from the Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

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