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Full Text of HB1761  97th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Transportation Law of the
5Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by changing
6Section 2705-200 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 2705/2705-200)  (was 20 ILCS 2705/49.16)
8    Sec. 2705-200. Master plan; reporting requirements.
9    (a) The Department has the power to develop and maintain a
10continuing, comprehensive, and integrated planning process
11that shall develop and periodically revise a statewide master
12plan for transportation to guide program development and to
13foster efficient and economical transportation services in
14ground, air, water, and all other modes of transportation
15throughout the State. The Department shall coordinate its
16transportation planning activities with those of other State
17agencies and authorities and shall supervise and review any
18transportation planning performed by other Executive agencies
19under the direction of the Governor. The Department shall
20cooperate and participate with federal, regional, interstate,
21State, and local agencies, in accordance with Sections 5-301
22and 7-301 of the Illinois Highway Code, and with interested
23private individuals and organizations in the coordination of



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1plans and policies for development of the state's
2transportation system.
3    To meet the provisions of this Section, the Department
4shall publish and deliver to the Governor and General Assembly
5by December 31, 2012 January 1, 1982 and every 5 2 years
6thereafter, its master plan for highway, waterway, aeronautic,
7mass transportation, and railroad systems. The plan shall
8identify priority subsystems or components of each system that
9are critical to the economic and general welfare of this State
10regardless of public jurisdictional responsibility or private
12    The master plan shall include a comprehensive and
13multimodal freight mobility plan which shall analyze commodity
14flows, assess the freight transportation network, and identify
15significant freight system trends, needs, and economic
16opportunities. It shall recommend improvements in the
17operation and management of the freight system, projects that
18will eliminate inefficiencies in the State's freight network,
19methods of funding needed for freight system improvements, and
20policies to ensure the safe, reliable, and efficient movement
21of goods within and through the State and to ensure the State's
22economic vitality. The freight mobility plan shall incorporate
23and maintain compatibility with any federally required rail
24plan affecting this State.
25    The master plan shall provide particular emphasis and
26detail of at least the 5-year period in the immediate future.



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1    Annual and 5-year, or longer, project programs for each
2State system in this Section shall be published and furnished
3the General Assembly on the first Wednesday in April of each
5    Identified needs included in the project programs shall be
6listed and mapped in a distinctive fashion to clearly identify
7the priority status of the projects: (1) projects to be
8committed for execution; (2) tentative projects that are
9dependent upon funding or other constraints; and (3) needed
10projects that are not programmed due to lack of funding or
11other constraints.
12    All projects shall be related to the priority systems of
13the master plan, and the priority criteria identified. Cost and
14estimated completion dates shall be included for work required
15to complete a useable segment or component beyond the period of
16the program.
17    (b) The Department shall publish and deliver to the
18Governor and General Assembly on the first Wednesday in April
19of each year a 5-year, or longer, Highway Improvement Program
20reporting the number of fiscal years each project has been on
21previous plans submitted by the Department.
22    (c) The Department shall publish and deliver to the
23Governor and the General Assembly by November 1 of each year a
24For the Record report that shall include the following:
25        (1) All the projects accomplished in the previous
26    fiscal year listed by each Illinois Department of



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1    Transportation District.
2        (2) The award cost and the beginning dates of each
3    listed project.
4(Source: P.A. 94-91, eff. 7-1-05.)
5    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6becoming law.