The Illinois Transportation Funds Amendment, or Safe Roads Amendment, constitutionally protects all revenue contributed by drivers through motor fuel taxes, licenses, and registration fees and ensure that the money is used solely for transportation purposes.
Citizens to Protect Transportation Funding (CPTF) was a
statewide, bi-partisan coalition committed to strengthening Illinois' infrastructure and supporting the Safe Roads ballot initiative.
Why Should We Protect This Fund?
Taxpayer Fairness; those who drive on roads and pay fees toward that should reap the benefit of those fees. Cost=Benefits; you get what you pay for. Government Accountability; reasonable expectation that money paid at the gas pump will end up funding infrastructure. Common sense; Illinois needs quality roads, bridges, and public transit systems to continue getting safely to work and school and to keep goods and services as well as our economy moving.