SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new law supported by state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, directs the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to generate new strategies to strengthen and expand the transportation infrastructure across Illinois.
“Ensuring that our tax dollars are used effectively has always been a top priority for me as a legislator,” said Yingling. “The impact of infrastructure on our daily lives cannot be overstated. By investing in the maintenance of our transportation system we can create a more reliable network of transit for everyone.”
The Yingling-backed House Bill 253 requires IDOT to develop programs that improve highways, railways, and other crucial components of transportation. These programs include the production of management plans that will identify areas where traffic could be reduced and where repairs are needed, which will improve employment opportunities and access to businesses.
This new law comes as a continuation of Yingling’s efforts to increase funding for both local and statewide infrastructure enhancements. In 2019, Yingling voted for the historical rebuilding Illinois capital plan that placed $45 billion in critical infrastructure projects. Since then, Yingling has continued to push for legislation that builds greater support for infrastructure development.
“Illinois has long been a center for transportation and commerce,” said Yingling. “We must keep looking for ways to enhance the commercial and structural frameworks of our communities.”
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