IL Infrastructure Bill passes with Funding for MetroLink Expansion

Illinois legislators concluded their spring session on Sunday, June 1, by passing a six-year, $45 billion infrastructure bill. Downstate transit agencies like the St. Clair County Transit District were allocated more than $355 million to support their activities including $96 million for a MetroLink Extension from Scott Air Force Base to MidAmerica Airport. The bill is a part of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois plan.

Timing and details are yet to be determined by the IDOT process on the MetroLink extension project. The project will be led by Metro once underway.

For more information, https://www.masstransitmag.com/rail/infrastructure/article/21082983/rebuild-illinois-bill-passes-transit-projects-to-see-funding-infusion?fbclid=IwAR3iXDo9YPn4nd_metqPmcXPFxX2rVyGFsu8rYldPApUpcoW_XvyztSdyiw