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The Illinois Department of Transportation’s celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Eisenhower Interstate System was made possible and greatly enhanced by the involvement of a wide array of individuals, corporations and organizations possessed with an appreciation of the significant impact the interstate system has made to society; enhancing the freedom, highway safety and progress in transportation.

These “Friends of the Interstate” each made a contribution to the celebration website, activities or events. Some made direct financial contributions to support the construction of the University of Illinois work of art “Roadside Conversations.” Others made creative contributions by assisting in the research, writing and editing of the anniversary celebration materials and media, including this website.

The Illinois Department of Transportation
Salutes
“Friends of the Interstate”

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Partner in Commemorative Work of Art
“Roadside Conversations: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories”

The following companies have contributed to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to help defray the cost of building the Work of Art.


EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES SPONSORS
The Illinois Association of Highway Engineers (IAHE)
June 24, 2006 National Convoy Luncheon at National Test Site in Ottawa


Motor Coach Industries (MCI) and Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau
June 24, 2006 National Convoy Welcome Reception – Holiday Inn Select Convention Center-Tinley Park

 

Thank You From the Illinois 50th Anniversary of the Interstate Committee

Illinois Committee Chairman
Joseph E. Crowe, P.E.,
IDOT Deputy Director of Highways, Region Three Engineer

Dianne Williams, Project Manager - IDOT Community Relations Manager
Shelley Thompson, Project Manager - IDOT Safety and Claims Specialist
Paris McConnell, Special Project Coordinator - Assistant to District Four Administrative Manager
Issa Lozada, National Convoy Coordinator - IDOT Diversity Administrator

DISPLAY COORDINATION SUBCOMMITTEE
Chair: Bruce Peebles, IDOT District Nine Materials Engineer

- John Bartman, IDOT Community Relations Manager
- Karen Everingham, Illinois Association of Museums
- Forman Hardwick, IDOT District Six Studies and Plans Engineer
- Issa Lozada, IDOT Diversity Administrator

NATIONAL CONVOY COORDINATION AND PRESS SUBCOMMITTEE
Chair: Marisa Kollias, IDOT Communications Manager

- Jason Cowin, Engineering Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration
- Bruce Hucker, IDOT District Three Operations Engineer
- Issa Lozada, IDOT Diversity Administrator
- Steve Massey, IDOT Community Relations Manager
- Tom McAvoy, IDOT Region One Bureau of Programming 

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS SUBCOMMITTEE
Chair: Steve Massey, IDOT Community Relations Manager

- Shelley Thompson, IDOT Safety and Claims Specialist
- Dianne Williams, IDOT Community Relations Manager

RESEARCH AND WEBSITE SUBCOMMITTEE
Chair: Tom McAvoy, IDOT Region One Bureau of Programming

- Bonnie Heimbach, Northern Illinois Tourism Development Office
- Bruce Hucker, IDOT District Three Operations Engineer
- Don Keith, Right-of-Way Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration
- Diane Rossiter, Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition

Illinois Committee Consultants
Tom Courtney, IDOT Division of Traffic Safety
Displays and Exhibits – Central Office

Jason Gould, Art Design
Central Management Services

Stephen Leonard, Exhibit Design
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Paris McConnell
Special Project Coordinator

 

Interstate 50th Anniversary

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The 2006 Convoy & Special Events
Interstate Stories
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The Interstate Quiz
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