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20 ILCS 2705/2705-200
(20 ILCS 2705/2705-200)
(was 20 ILCS 2705/49.16)
Master plan; reporting requirements.
(a) The Department has the power to develop and maintain a continuing,
comprehensive, and integrated planning process that shall develop and
periodically revise a statewide master plan for transportation to guide program
development and to foster efficient and economical transportation services in
ground, air, water, and
all other modes of transportation throughout the State. The Department
shall coordinate its transportation planning activities with those of other
State agencies and authorities and shall supervise and review any
transportation planning performed by other Executive agencies under the
direction of the Governor. The Department shall cooperate and participate
with federal, regional, interstate, State, and local agencies, in accordance
with Sections 5-301 and 7-301 of the Illinois Highway Code, and with
interested private individuals and organizations in the coordination of
plans and policies for development of the state's transportation system.
To meet the provisions of this Section, the Department shall publish and
deliver to the Governor and General Assembly by December 31, 2012 and every 5
years thereafter, its master plan for highway, waterway, aeronautic, mass
transportation, and railroad systems. The plan shall identify priority
subsystems or components of each system that are critical to the economic and
general welfare of this State regardless of public jurisdictional
responsibility or private ownership.
The master plan shall include a comprehensive and multimodal freight mobility plan which shall analyze commodity flows, assess the freight transportation network, and identify significant freight system trends, needs, and economic opportunities. It shall recommend improvements in the operation and management of the freight system, projects that will eliminate inefficiencies in the State's freight network, methods of funding needed for freight system improvements, and policies to ensure the safe, reliable, and efficient movement of goods within and through the State and to ensure the State's economic vitality. The freight mobility plan shall incorporate and maintain compatibility with any federally required rail plan affecting this State.
The master plan shall provide particular emphasis and detail of at least the 5-year
period in the immediate future.
Annual and 5-year, or longer, project programs for each State system in this Section
shall be published and furnished the General Assembly on the first Wednesday
in April of each year.
Identified needs included in the project programs shall be listed and
mapped in a distinctive fashion to clearly identify the priority status
of the projects: (1) projects to be committed for execution; (2) tentative
projects that are dependent upon funding or other constraints; and (3) needed
projects that are not programmed due to lack of funding or other constraints.
All projects shall be related to the priority systems of the master plan,
and the priority criteria identified. Cost and estimated completion dates
shall be included for work required to complete a useable segment or component
period of the program.
(b) The Department shall publish and deliver to the Governor and General
Assembly on the first Wednesday in April of each year a 5-year, or longer, Highway
Improvement Program reporting
the number of fiscal years each project has been on previous
plans submitted by the Department.
(c) The Department shall publish and deliver to the Governor and the General
Assembly by November 1 of each year a For the Record report that shall include
(1) All the projects accomplished in the previous
fiscal year listed by each Illinois Department of Transportation District.
(2) The award cost and the beginning dates of each
(Source: P.A. 97-32, eff. 6-28-11.)