Illinois needs to invest $43 billion over 10 years for transportation: Metropolitan Planning Council - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Illinois needs to invest $43 billion over 10 years for transportation: Metropolitan Planning Council


MPC Senior Fellow Jim Reilly will present new analysis at City Club luncheon, calling on civic leaders, lawmakers to invest in a transportation funding solution

(Chicago) … The nonprofit, nonpartisan Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) consulted experts around the state to determine that Illinois needs to invest $43 billion over 10 years to fix and improve its roads, bridges and rail lines—a significant, but achievable goal, according to MPC Senior Fellow Jim Reilly, who will present MPC’s analysis at a City Club of Chicago luncheon Monday at noon. 

“The $43 billion needed to rebuild and improve our transportation infrastructure is less than what we’re wasting today on vehicle repairs due to poor road conditions, time lost to traffic congestion, and population and jobs going to neighboring states,” said Reilly. “To reverse these costly trends, we need a significant, reliable state revenue source dedicated to infrastructure investment.” 

Read MPC’s full analysis here, including downloadable charts:

What: New analysis by the Metropolitan Planning Council showing Illinois needs to invest $43 billion over 10 years for transportation

Who: Jim Reilly, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Planning Council

When: Monday, April 4, 2016, noon to 1:30 p.m. (Reception at 11:30 a.m.)

Where: City Club of Chicago, Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave., Chicago

For more information, contact MPC Communications Director Mandy Burrell Booth, at 773-640-1206 (m), 312-863-6018 (o) or


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