Illinois needs to invest $43 billion over 10 years to make commutes smoother and shorter, trains faster and bridges sturdier.
The state also needs to make sure that $43 billion isn't diverted to non-transportation projects. That's why MPC was thrilled to see a "lockbox" amendment to Illinois' constitution sail through the House of Representatives late last week.
The Illinois House approved the measure 98-4, proving strong bipartisan support. Our December 2014 poll of Illinois residents showed that more than half would be willing to pay more for transportation if they knew the money would go to a dedicated fund. Tell your state senator to pass this amendment, so it will be on the ballot in November for voters to decide.