• Continue to update members on national initiatives (CARB), emission standards
o Hosted Diesel Emissions Symposium with Illinois Tollway, Chicago Department of Aviation, Cook County Department of Transportation, and City of Chicago Department of Transportation.
o Held 4th Annual Meeting for Green Council.
• More advocacy on promotion of recyclables, green successes
o Working to develop a “Waste Free Work Zone” in conjunction with the Tollway.
o Highlight efforts in all grassroots meetings and agency co-ops (as standing agenda item).
o IRTBA serves on Route 53 Environment and Sustainability Committee.
• Continue I-LAST implementation
o Developed a “Speaker’s Bureau” of members willing to address the Council's of Government (COG), planning agencies and higher education audiences.
o Developing I-LAST website for brand recognition.
o Promote I-LAST implementation to various transportation stakeholders.
• Maintain awareness and education
o Encouraged legislation changes to CCDD rules which created trailer bill.
o Granted a speaking opportunity for the American Planning Association's National Conference in April 2013.