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Full Text of HB0253  102nd General Assembly

HB0253 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB0253

 

Introduced 1/29/2021, by Rep. Kambium Buckner

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
20 ILCS 2705/2705-203 new

    Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Transportation to establish and implement a transportation performance program for all transportation facilities under its jurisdiction. Provides that the Department shall develop a risk-based, statewide highway system asset management plan to preserve and improve the conditions of highway and bridge assets and enhance the performance of the system while minimizing life-cycle cost. Provides that the asset management plan shall include, at a minimum, strategies leading to a program of projects that would make progress toward achievement of targets for asset condition and performance of the State highway system. Provides that the asset management plan shall be made publicly available on the Department's website. Provides that the Department shall develop a needs-based asset management plan for State-supported public transportation assets, including vehicles, facilities, equipment, and other infrastructure. Limits the plan to certain transit services. Provides that the Department shall develop a performance-based project selection process to prioritize taxpayer investment in transportation assets that go above and beyond maintaining the existing system in a state of good repair and to evaluate projects that add capacity. Adds various requirements regarding the new asset management plan and performance-based programming. Effective immediately.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
 
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 adding
6Section 2705-203 as follows:
 
7    (20 ILCS 2705/2705-203 new)
8    Sec. 2705-203. Transportation asset management plan and
9performance-based programming.
10    (a) The General Assembly declares it to be in the public
11interest that a statewide transportation performance program
12and project prioritization process be developed and
13implemented to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the
14State's transportation system, transportation safety, and
15transportation accessibility for people and goods and
16environmental quality and to promote inclusive economic growth
17throughout the State.
18    (b) The Department of Transportation shall establish and
19implement a statewide transportation performance program for
20all transportation facilities under its jurisdiction. The
21purposes of the statewide transportation performance program
22are to:
23        (1) establish a strategic approach that uses

 

 

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1    transportation system information to make investment and
2    policy decisions to achieve statewide and regional
3    performance goals;
4        (2) ensure transportation investment decisions emerge
5    from an objective and quantifiable technical analysis;
6        (3) evaluate the need and financial support necessary
7    for maintaining, expanding, and modernizing existing
8    transportation infrastructure;
9        (4) ensure that all State transportation funds
10    invested are directed to support progress toward the
11    achievement of performance targets established in asset
12    management plans and the State and regional performance
13    targets under the National Performance Management Measures
14    Program; and
15        (5) make investment decisions transparent and
16    accessible to the public.
17    (c) The Department shall develop a risk-based, statewide
18highway system asset management plan to preserve and improve
19the conditions of highway and bridge assets and enhance the
20performance of the system while minimizing life-cycle cost.
21The asset management plan shall include, at a minimum,
22strategies leading to a program of projects that would make
23progress toward achievement of targets for asset condition and
24performance of the State highway system. The asset management
25plan shall be made publicly available on the Department's
26website.

 

 

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1    (d) The Department shall develop a needs-based asset
2management plan for State-supported public transportation
3assets, including vehicles, facilities, equipment, and other
4infrastructure. The transit asset management plan shall
5include transit services using federal funding under 49 U.S.C.
65311, transit services having fewer than 100 vehicles
7operating in the peak hours in all fixed-route modes, and
8transit services having fewer than 100 vehicles in one
9nonfixed route, and that do not develop their own asset
10management plans. The goal of the transit asset management
11plan is to preserve and modernize capital transit assets that
12will enhance the performance of the system. The transit asset
13management plan shall establish a strategic and systematic
14process to invest in operating, maintaining, and improving
15public transportation capital assets effectively through their
16entire life cycle. Federally required transit asset management
17plans developed by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
18or service boards, as defined in Section 1.03 of the Regional
19Transportation Authority Act, shall become the transportation
20asset management plan for all public transportation assets
21owned and operated by the service boards. The Department's
22transit asset management plan shall be made publicly available
23on the Department's website. The RTA shall be responsible for
24making public transit asset management plans for its service
25area publicly available.
26    (e) The Department shall develop a performance-based

 

 

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1project selection process to prioritize taxpayer investment in
2transportation assets that go above and beyond maintaining the
3existing system in a state of good repair and to evaluate
4projects that add capacity. The goal of the process is to
5select projects equitably through an evaluation process that
6assesses the costs and benefits of new investment. This
7process shall provide the flexibility to take into
8consideration the unique needs of communities across the
9State. The Department shall solicit input from localities,
10metropolitan planning organizations, transit authorities,
11transportation authorities, representatives of labor and
12private businesses, and other stakeholders in its development
13of the prioritization process pursuant to this subsection.
14    The selection process shall include a defined, public
15means by which candidate projects shall be submitted,
16evaluated, and selected. The process shall include both a
17quantitative analysis of the evaluation factors and
18qualitative review by the Department. The Department may apply
19different weights to the performance measures based on
20regional geography or project type. Projects selected as part
21of the process shall be included in the State's multi-year
22transportation plan and the annual element of the multi-year
23plan. The policies that guide the performance-based project
24selection process shall be derived from State and regional
25long-range transportation plans. Starting January 1, 2022, no
26project shall be included in the multi-year transportation

 

 

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1plan or annual element without being evaluated under the
2selection process described in this subsection. The Department
3shall certify that it is making progress toward condition
4targets anticipated in its transportation asset management
5plan before programming projects using the process described
6in this subsection. All plan and program development based on
7the project selection process described in this subsection
8shall include consideration of regional equity. The selection
9process shall be based on an objective and quantifiable
10analysis that considers, at a minimum, the following factors:
11(1) congestion mitigation or improved traffic operations, (2)
12economic development, (3) livability, (4) environmental
13impact, (5) accessibility, and (6) safety.
14    (f) The prioritization process developed under subsection
15(e) shall not apply to:
16        (1) projects funded by the Congestion Mitigation and
17    Air Quality Improvement funds apportioned to the State
18    pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 104(b)(4) and State matching funds;
19        (2) projects funded by the Highway Safety Improvement
20    Program funds apportioned to the State pursuant to 23
21    U.S.C. 104(b)(3) and State matching funds;
22        (3) projects funded by the Transportation Alternatives
23    funds set-aside pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 213 and State
24    matching funds;
25        (4) projects funded by the National Highway Freight
26    Program pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 167 and State matching

 

 

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1    funds; and
2        (5) funds to be allocated to urban areas based on
3    population under federal law.
4    (g) A summary of the project evaluation process, measures,
5program, and scores for all candidate projects shall be
6published on the website of the Department in a timely manner.
 
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.