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MPC Roundtable
Getting Smarter on Transportation

May 8, 2017, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

This is a past event

Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603

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Illinois Department of Transportation

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These days, squeezing extra dollars out of state and federal budgets is nearly impossible. That’s why transportation agencies are moving toward new, data-driven planning approaches to ensure the dollars they invest reap the maximum benefit. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has recently taken a leap forward by developing one of the most advanced tools in the nation to evaluate roadway projects based on a set of criteria that ensure projects will achieve maximum return on investment. 

Join MPC to hear experts discuss performance-based planning in transportation and IDOT’s new tool for prioritizing investments. We'll explore the context for developing a performance-based approach at IDOT and key benefits of the new tool. We'll look at the national perspective on how states are implementing performance based planning for project selection and how IDOT’s process compares. We'll also delve into the federal requirements for performance management in transportation and what this means for Illinois.

Roundtable Panelists:

  • Randy Blankenhorn, Transportation Secretary, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Beth Osborne, Director of Technical Assistance, Transportation for America
  • John Kedzierski, Corporate Vice President, Motorola Solutions
  • Audrey Wennink, Director of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Council

The program begins at noon, with brief presentations followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Seating will be limited, so be sure to register online in advance.

The cost of the event is $15 for MPC donors and students with a current ID, $30 for all others. Lunch is included; please indicate any dietary restrictions when you register.

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MPC thanks Lead Sponsor Edelman and Friend Sponsor CH2M for their generous sponsorship of this event.

MPC thanks the Illinois Department of Transportation and Transportation for America for partnering with us for this event.

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Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616

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