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Only 24 percent of jobs in the region are accessible by transit in 90 minutes or less by a typical resident — and that number drops to 12 percent in the suburbs.

State platform prioritizes transit funding and IDOT reform

Active Trans has released its 2018 Illinois Sustainable Transportation Platform for the upcoming primary and general elections for governor and state legislature. The platform is based on input from Active Trans members, partner organizations, board, and staff.

The platform features specific action items to achieve progress on three core goals

  1. Dedicate funding to sustainable transportation projects
  2. Reform state transportation policy to take a more multimodal approach
  3. Champion transformational projects

Highlights include calling on leaders to establish a new Bike-Walk Fund in the state’s annual budget; restoring and, ultimately, growing state support for public transit operations and capital projects; and reforming IDOT policies to support building more and better biking and walking facilities on state routes.

The platform also calls on state leaders to advance a vision for the reconstruction of North Lake Shore Drive that includes a new transit corridor and an enhanced, separated Lakefront Trail.

Active Trans publishes this platform to educate voters and candidates about our state-level issues and priorities. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, Active Trans does not endorse candidates for public office.

The primary election for statewide offices is March 20, 2018 and the general election is November 6, 2018. Online voter registration for the primary election closes March 4, 2018, but residents can register to vote in-person up until Election Day.