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Join MPC Senior Fellow James R. Reilly for a City Club of Chicago lunch to learn how years of declining revenue and inadequate investment have left Illinois’ roads, rails and bridges in poor shape. The resulting transportation snafus are more than headaches: They have real costs. Our transportation network was once a point of pride for our state, but its decay is burdening our wallets, stifling our economy and making Illinois less competitive than our neighbors.
Just how big of a hole are we in? Research by the Metropolitan Planning Council puts a number on this deficit for the first time, and suggests that the solution is within reach. We can’t wait any longer, though. A growing number of Illinois companies and organizations are arguing that addressing our transportation deficit is just as important to the future of our state as fixing our budget and pension deficits.
Reception at 11:30, luncheon at noon.