Consequently, the IRTBA will oppose bills that limit communication between contractors and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) such as some provisions in SB51.
The IRTBA supports an intermodal transportation system and believes that legislation should be identified to increase the funding sources that would allow the state to enhance multimodal programs throughout Illinois. Such programs would include public transportation, passenger and freight rail, ports, and air travel.
Transit and livability issues deserve their own robust source of funding. The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) must remain intact for needed road and bridge work.