Understanding Illinois: Transportation Infrastructure Needs Investment Now

NowlanAugust 20, 2014

by Jim Nowlan
Outside Columnist

We cannot let investment in our strong transportation infrastructure go the way of state pensions, putting it off until tomorrow—until it’s too late.

Our transportation system is the jewel in the state’s somewhat tarnished crown.

We have 2,300 miles of interstate highways, more than any states but California and Texas. Six interstates radiate into Chicagoland and three into metro-East St. Louis.

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