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2005 Press Releases

  • December 29, 2005
    Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Secretary Timothy W. Martin unveiled a new website today aimed at improving customer service information delivery.
     
  • November 21, 2005
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that construction work will be stopped, wherever possible, to give motorists a break for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
     
  • November 17, 2005
    Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Secretary Timothy W. Martin and Illinois State Police Director Larry Trent today announced crews from around Illinois are making final preparations to get the state’s frontline personnel and equipment ready for winter emergencies. 
     
  • October 28, 2005
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reminded motorists today that as cooler fall weather approaches the likelihood of car vs. deer crashes increases.
     
  • September 22, 2005
    Illinois Department of Transportation Achieves ISO 9001:2000 Registration
     
  • September 22, 2005
    IDOT Reduces Peotone Airport Footprint by 2,350 Acres
     
  • September 20, 2005
    IDOT to present Prairie Parkway Transportation Alternatives
     
  • September 8, 2005
    IDOT Announces Buildings Closed at 3 Rivers Rest Area

  • September 1, 2005
    Gov. Blagojevich announces aggressive plan to make Illinois roads safer

  • August 17, 2005
    Governor thanks President Bush and Illinois’ Congressional delegation for their hard work on transportation bill.

  • July 15, 2005
    Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich today signed several new laws focused on teenage drivers. One new law bans drivers under the age of 18 from using cell phones. A second law requires drivers under 18 to make sure that their teen passengers are properly buckled up in the front and back seats.
     
  • July 4, 2005
    Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today signed several bills aimed at cracking down on drunk drivers, including more jail time for drunk drivers. While 2004 was the safest on Illinois roads in more than 60 years, the Governor wants to do even more to make Illinois highways the safest they’ve ever been.
     
  • July 1, 2005
    Governor calls for permanent collection of racial profiling data more training on consent searches Governor Rod. R. Blagojevich today announced actions the state will take to eliminate racial disparities in traffic stops, as results from the first year of Illinois' racial profiling study were released.

  • May 5, 2005
    The Procurement Policy Board has scheduled their next meeting for May 10, 2005.

  • May 3, 2005
    Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Tim Martin today unveiled the state’s proposed Highway Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2006 - 2011. The $9.15 billion Multi-Year Highway Program moves forward with key modernization and expansion efforts while also focusing on maintenance of the current system. Separate from the plan is $1.5 billion for transportation improvements under the Opportunity Returns program - the Governor’s innovative regional approach to job creation.

  • April 28, 2005
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will hold two public information meetings on May 10 and 11 to present the evaluation results of the potential alternatives to address the transportation challenges in northeastern Illinois.
     
  • April 15, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL - Amtrak Downstate Illinois Day, co-sponsored by IDOT, is scheduled for May 11, 2005 at the Great Hall of the Chicago Union Station.
     
  • March 21, 2005
    SPRINGFIELD, IL - IDOT Opens Highway Safety Planning to the Public.


  • March 3, 2005
    SPRINGFIELD, IL - Governor Rod Blagojevich today announced the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will develop the state’s first-ever Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP).


  • March 3, 2005
    OTTAWA, IL - New Survey Results from Prairie Parkway Study.


  • March 1, 2005
    SPRINGFIELD, IL - 2004 Engineer and Technician of the Year Awards announced.


  • January 13, 2005
    SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois Lifesavers 2005 Conference will be held from May 9 - 11.
     
  • January 09, 2005
    SPRINGFIELD – Governor Rod Blagojevich, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Secretary Timothy W. Martin and Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Larry Trent announced today that preliminary figures indicate 113 fewer people were killed in traffic crashes in 2004 than in 2003. The Governor, Secretary Martin and Director Trent cite the state’s primary seat belt enforcement law as one of the main reasons for the reduction in highway fatalities.

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