Bill Text: IL HJR0012 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes the Department of Transportation to commence a procurement process for a project to provide additional highway capacity along Interstate 55 from Interstate 355 to Interstate 90/Interstate 94 in DuPage, Cook, and Will Counties, and toll the additional capacity pursuant to the authority provided under the Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-09-28 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HJR0012 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HJR0012-Introduced.html


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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, Interstate 55 from Interstate 355 to Interstate
390/Interstate 94 in DuPage, Cook, and Will Counties experiences
4severe congestion for extended periods of time on a daily basis
5and is unable to accommodate existing traffic demands; and
6 WHEREAS, The Illinois Department of Transportation is
7seeking to move forward with a project to provide additional
8highway capacity along Interstate 55 from Interstate 355 to
9Interstate 90/Interstate 94 in DuPage, Cook, and Will Counties
10and toll the additional capacity; and
11 WHEREAS, The project is contingent upon compliance with
12applicable environmental requirements and, if federal funds or
13requirements are involved, approval by the Federal Highway
14Administration; and
15 WHEREAS, It is the intent of the Public-Private
16Partnerships for Transportation Act to promote public-private
17partnerships for transportation by authorizing transportation
18agencies to enter into public-private agreements related to the
19development, operation, and financing of transportation
20facilities; and
21 WHEREAS, The Department is seeking to move forward with the

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1project to provide additional highway capacity along
2Interstate 55 from Interstate 355 to Interstate 90/Interstate
394 in DuPage, Cook, and Will Counties and toll the additional
4capacity pursuant to the authority provided under the
5Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act; and
6 WHEREAS, It is a requirement of subsection (d) of Section
715 of the Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act
8that prior to the Department's commencement of a procurement
9under the Act with respect to any potential project, the
10General Assembly shall authorize the commencement of the
11procurement by a joint resolution; therefore, be it
12 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
13HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE SENATE
14CONCURRING HEREIN, that in accordance with subsection (d) of
15Section 15 of the Public-Private Partnerships for
16Transportation Act, we authorize the Department to commence a
17procurement process for a project to provide additional highway
18capacity along Interstate 55 from Interstate 355 to Interstate
1990/Interstate 94 in DuPage, Cook, and Will Counties and toll
20the additional capacity; and be it further
21 RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution shall be
22presented to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the
23Department of Transportation.
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