Illinois Department of Transportation http://tristatesradio.com en Group Calls for Stricter Teen Driving Laws http://tristatesradio.com/post/group-calls-stricter-teen-driving-laws <p>The Illinois Department of Transportation reported teen driving fatalities were at an all-time low in 2013. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 23:38:00 +0000 Hannah Meisel 47693 at http://tristatesradio.com Group Calls for Stricter Teen Driving Laws Not So Fast With 70 MPH Speed Limit http://tristatesradio.com/post/not-so-fast-70-mph-speed-limit <p>Beginning January 1, the maximum speed limit in Illinois will increase to 70 miles an hour. But you might want to hold off on the throttle for at least a few weeks. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:26:38 +0000 Brian Mackey 46099 at http://tristatesradio.com Not So Fast With 70 MPH Speed Limit Driving Laws Changing in Illinois in 2014 http://tristatesradio.com/post/driving-laws-changing-illinois-2014 <p>Anyone driving in Illinois after January 1, 2014 must be prepared for some significant changes. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:03:52 +0000 Brian Mackey & Amanda Vinicky 45939 at http://tristatesradio.com Driving Laws Changing in Illinois in 2014 1 in 12 Illinois Bridges Deficient http://tristatesradio.com/post/1-12-illinois-bridges-deficient <p>A national transportation advocacy groups says 1 in 12 Illinois bridges are structurally deficient. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:51:46 +0000 Scott Stuntz 36041 at http://tristatesradio.com 1 in 12 Illinois Bridges Deficient New Look for Amtrak in Illinois http://tristatesradio.com/post/new-look-amtrak-illinois <p>Illinois will acquire new rail cars for all of the in-state Amtrak routes. Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider said the new cars will address the increase in ridership experienced by the service for the past five or six years.<br /><br />&ldquo;They&#39;re going to be bi-level cars,&rdquo; Schneider said. &ldquo;It allows us to transport more passengers on the same footprint. So it makes it more efficient and it gives us opportunity to expand service without having to add train sets.&rdquo;<br /><br />All of the seating on current cars is on the same level. Sun, 08 Jul 2012 19:28:29 +0000 Rich Egger 17936 at http://tristatesradio.com New Look for Amtrak in Illinois