2013 Click It or Ticket Memorial Day
Mobilization Kicks Off in Illinois
CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced the kickoff of the 2013 Click It or Ticket mobilization, running now through Memorial Day. Young males, 18-34, represented a third of the 955 people who died on Illinois roadways last year, accounting for 317 deaths.
IDOT, Law Enforcement and Safety Advocates Launch Motorcycle Awareness Campaigns
SPRINGFIELD - For the 30th year, May has been proclaimed Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois as part of a statewide campaign to reduce motorcycle crash fatalities and injuries. Governor Pat Quinn, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police, Gold Wing Road Riders Association, and A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education (ABATE) joined in support of campaigns to urge Illinois motorists to “Start Seeing Motorcycles” and “Look Twice - Save a Life.”
IDOT Announces Sustainability Partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SPRINGFIELD- As part of a long-term commitment to sustainable practices, IDOT is partnering with the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to fund $2.6 million in sustainability research over the next three years, including $880,000 per year in fiscal years 2014- 2016.
IDOT to Premiere Cost-Saving Recycled Hot Mix Asphalt in Upcoming Projects
SPRINGFIELD- The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced plans to construct three overlay demonstration sections featuring the most environmentally friendly Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) surface mixture ever developed in Illinois and perhaps the nation. Dubbed “Total Recycle Asphalt,” the HMA paving mixture contains more than 97 percent reclaimed and recycled materials.