This article originally ran in the Fox 2 on January 26, 2022
Two multi-million dollar infrastructure investments for Illinois transits and public ports were announced Wednesday.
As part of the bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program, $111.4 million is going toward improving Illinois’ transit systems, and $108.3 million is going toward improving the state’s public ports, according to a press release. The announcement was made by Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation.
The public port funds will benefit 12 public ports in Illinois, according to the press release. Below are some of the projects that will receive funding as stated in the press release:
- America’s Central Port District in Granite City: $21 million total investment with $13 million for sediment reduction project in Madison Harbor, increasing operational efficiency and reducing long-term expenses.
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