A strong, regionally coordinated transportation network supports the movement of people, goods, and ideas.

Transportation plays a pivotal role in northeastern Illinois, positioning the region as a vital hub in the Midwest and nationally. With an intricate network of highways, railways, airports, waterways, and bike and pedestrian paths, our region is a crucial nexus for the movement of people, goods, and ideas. Our strategic location at the crossroads of major transportation routes has historically contributed to our economic success, fostering trade and commerce. 

Our dynamic region continues to thrive thanks to our long-range regional plan, ON TO 2050. This plan includes future road, transit, and active transportation projects and maintenance for a strong, regionally coordinated transportation network. Bringing the projects and priorities in ON TO 2050 to life requires a balance between public investments, private partnerships, and federal funding, to address the evolving needs of our region.