Public input sought for new data-driven decisions tool
Effort part of new law to bring transparency, efficient to project-selection process

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[September 14, 2021] 

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that it is seeking input as it develops a revised project-selection process intended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the stateís transportation system. Feedback from the public and stakeholders on the departmentís enhanced data-driven approach to project prioritization can be provided on a new webpage as well as a webinar on Sept. 29.

The new data-driven decisions tool will use information from IDOTís nine districts, along with the various data tools the department currently uses, to prioritize projects that change capacity on the system.

The areas that IDOT are currently focused on involve data that show potential to impact traffic operations and congestion, economic development, safety and environmental impacts and livability. Input from local stakeholders and officials will be weighed as well.

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Visit to learn more and sign up for the upcoming webinar.

Under Gov. JB Pritzkerís leadership, IDOT is committed to selecting projects that demonstrate they add the most value to the state and its communities, while at the same time increasing transparency in the planning and programming process.

[Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

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