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Mike Paine, Vice President of Dunnet Bay Construction Company, has taken the role of Chairman of the Board with the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association as of January 2024.

Mike Paine, Vice President of Dunnet Bay Construction Company, has taken the role of Chairman of the Board with the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association as of January 2024.

In January, Julie Wrightsman, President of Maintenance Coatings Company and Chairperson of the Board with the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association, will step down from her post with IRTBA and pass the gavel to Mike Paine, who will serve as Chair until 2026.

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Plan your 2024 budget with the 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities Planning Guide. And don't forget IRTBA Industry 2024 Dates of Interest to save key dates on your calendar.

Italian American Executives of Transportation will honor IRTBA President & CEO Michael Sturino as "2023 Man of the Year" at a charity fundraiser dinner/dance on November 18, 2023 at Ashton Place, Willowbrook, Illinois.

Transportation for Illinois Coalition has released the transportation revenue tracker for the month of September.  Motor Fuel Tax Fund and Transportation Renewal Fund revenues were $242.5 million. On a dollar basis, this represents a $137.7 million dollar increase over the pre-Rebuild Illinois average (FY 16 – FY 19). 

The reconstruction and modernization of the Jane Byrne Interchange is a finalist for the grand prize in the America's Transportation Awards, the top honor for state departments of transportation. The project was recognized for delivering one of the biggest projects in state history while improving safety, mobility and quality of life across the region and at the neighborhood level.

 

Congress' deadline to enact legislation to continue to fund government is tomorrow. So, what does that mean for transportation funding?

​​​​​​​This was the message from top Illinois leaders this week to FHWA Administrator Shailen Bhatt (pictured above with IDOT Secretary Omer Osman and IRTBA President Mike Sturino) who reviewed plans for a $6 billion overhaul of the I-290/Blue Line Corridor. Sturino attended the meeting and corridor tour, together with Sec. Osman, CTA President Dorval Carter, Senate President Don Harmon, Deputy ...

The Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association Planning and Design Division’s Board of Directors hosted a comprehensive symposium to promote best practices in the design and implementation of electric vehicle charging options in Illinois. The group also reviewed state-of-the-art electric vehicle options that may be employed in the State of Illinois.