The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold a series of listening sessions on the topic of high-speed rail beginning this week. The sessions will be held around the state starting today in Champaign. There will be sessions next week in Godfrey and Collinsville on May 5.
IDOT calls the sessions “informal public meetings” and invites area residents who have an interest in the future of public rail transportation to attend and offer their opinions. The results of the 28 sessions will be compiled and eventually help lead to the creation of legislation on the transportation needs of the state. The Godfrey session is being sponsored by the Riverbend Growth Association and will be held on Tuesday May 5 at 2pm inside the Advanced Technology Center of the Trimpe building on the Lewis and Clark Community College Campus. The session in Collinsville will take place on May 5 at 9am at the Gateway Convention Center, and is sponsored by the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce. For more information, follow the link http://www.idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/stay-connected/events/Infrastructure-Investment