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On Monday, June 22, 2015, the Metropolitan Planning Council and partners in the Accelerate Illinois coalition sent this letter to our leaders in Springfield:

Dear Governor Rauner,

Senate President John Cullerton,
House Speaker Michael Madigan,
Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno and
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin:

Accelerate Illinois is calling on you to make our transportation network a priority.

Our state’s road, rail and transit system is among our strongest assets—a way to attract business and provide a high quality of life to residents—and we must dedicate reliable funding toward its upkeep. For the last 20 years we’ve been investing less and less in transportation—less than eight percent of our budget in 2014, compared to 13 percent in 1991—and the results are obvious.

Continue reading the letter.

Tell @GovRauner you want #transportation to be a priority!

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