(605 ILCS 130/10)
As used in this Act:
"Agreement" means a public private agreement.
"Contractor" means a person that has been selected to enter or has entered into a public private agreement with the Department on behalf of the State for the development, financing, construction, management, or operation of the Illiana Expressway pursuant to this Act.
"Department" means the Illinois Department of Transportation.
"Illiana Expressway" means the fully access-controlled interstate highway connecting Interstate Highway 55 in northeastern Illinois to Interstate Highway 65 in northwestern Indiana, which may be operated as a toll or non-toll facility.
"Metropolitan planning organization" means a metropolitan planning organization designated under 23 U.S.C. Section 134.
"Offeror" means a person that responds to a request for proposals under this Act.
"Person" means any individual, firm, association, joint venture, partnership, estate, trust, syndicate, fiduciary, corporation, or any other legal entity, group, or combination thereof.
"Public private agreement" means an agreement or contract between the Department on behalf of the State and all schedules, exhibits, and attachments thereto, entered into pursuant to a competitive request for proposals process governed by the Illinois Procurement Code and rules adopted under that Code and this Act, for the development, financing, construction, management, or operation of the Illiana Expressway pursuant to this Act.
"Revenues" means all revenues including but not limited to income; user fees; earnings; interest; lease payments; allocations; moneys from the federal government, the State, and units of local government, including but not limited to federal, State, and local appropriations, grants, loans, lines of credit, and credit guarantees; bond proceeds; equity investments; service payments; or other receipts arising out of or in connection with the financing, development, construction, management, or operation of the Illiana Expressway.
"State" means the State of Illinois.
"Secretary" means the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation.
"Unit of local government" has the meaning ascribed to that term in Article VII, Section 1 of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and, for purposes of this Act, includes school districts.
"User fees" means the tolls, rates, fees, or other charges imposed by the State or the contractor for use of all or part of the Illiana Expressway.
(Source: P.A. 96-913, eff. 6-9-10.)