Public Act 097-0032
HB1761 EnrolledLRB097 08765 HEP 48895 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Transportation Law of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by changing
Section 2705-200 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 2705/2705-200)  (was 20 ILCS 2705/49.16)
    Sec. 2705-200. 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 January 1, 1982 and every 5 2 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
    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
    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 beyond the 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 the following:
        (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
    listed project.
(Source: P.A. 94-91, eff. 7-1-05.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 6/28/2011