Contacts
 




Keyword Site Search






Big Infrastructure Improvements Coming for Illinois
Passes $45 Billion Package

Big Infrastructure Improvements Coming for Illinois

The first capital improvement plan in Illinois in almost a decade will help enhance transportation, state facilities, educational facilities and more.


Illinois just signed into law the largest capital improvement program in history at $45 billion for roads, bridges, railways, universities, state facilities and more over the next six years.

Named the Rebuild Illinois plan, it was passed by bipartisan supermajorities and is a package of four bills. It is estimated that together they will create 540,000 jobs.

House Bill 62, appropriations for capital projects will provide $33.2 billion for transportation including more that $14 billion for new roads and bridges, nearly $11 billion for IDOT's Multi-year Plan, $4.7 billion for mass transit, $492 million for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program and $312 million for grade crossing protection.

Money from that bill will also be allocated for education infrastructure, state facilities, environment/conservation projects, renewable energy projects and economic and community development.
To increase revenues, Senate Bill 1939 boosts the motor fuel tax: monies that are targeted to exclusively fund critical transportation projects across the state. Title fees and vehicle registration fees will also be increased. House Bill 142 expands the state's bonding authority $22.6 billion to a total of $60.8 billion. That will allow the state to pay for infrastructure improvements in every region in Illinois.



Comment Box is loading comments...

Search Site by Story Keywords



Related Stories


N.J. Gas Tax to Pay for Infrastructure Upgrades | Landscape Architect

N.J. Gas Tax to Pay for Infrastructure Upgrades

31000  N.J. Gas Tax to Pay for Infrastructure Upgrades
ASCE to Grade U.S. Stormwater Infrastructure | Landscape Architect

ASCE to Grade U.S. Stormwater Infrastructure

30999  ASCE to Grade U.S. Stormwater Infrastructure
U.S. Infrastructure Bill Advances | Landscape Architect

U.S. Infrastructure Bill Advances

30994  U.S. Infrastructure Bill Advances
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces Infrastructure Investment | Landscape Architect

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces Infrastructure Investment

30985  U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces Infrastructure Investment
Legislation Could Boost Oklahoma Infrastructure by $100 Million | Landscape Architect

Legislation Could Boost Oklahoma Infrastructure by $100 Million

30984  Legislation Could Boost Oklahoma Infrastructure by $100 Million
Green Infrastructure Evaluation Framework Now Available | Landscape Architect

Green Infrastructure Evaluation Framework Now Available

30981  Green Infrastructure Evaluation Framework Now Available
USGBC Names 2019 Board Members | Landscape Architect

USGBC Names 2019 Board Members

30964  USGBC Names 2019 Board Members
Senate Promises to Take On Reauthorization of FAST Act | Landscape Architect

Senate Promises to Take On Reauthorization of FAST Act

30947  Senate Promises to Take On Reauthorization of FAST Act
Poorly Planned Green Infrastructure Can Spread Disease | Landscape Architect

Poorly Planned Green Infrastructure Can Spread Disease

30946  Poorly Planned Green Infrastructure Can Spread Disease
ARTBA Identifies Structurally Deficient Bridges | Landscape Architect

ARTBA Identifies Structurally Deficient Bridges

30935  ARTBA Identifies Structurally Deficient Bridges


September 19, 2019, 1:53 pm PDT

Website problems, report a bug.
Copyright © 2019 Landscape Communications Inc.