Open Meetings Act (OMA)
According to 5 ILCS 120/Open Meetings Act, it is the public policy of Illinois that public bodies exist to aid in the conduct of the people's business and that the people have a right to be informed as to the conduct of their business. In order that the people shall be informed, the General Assembly finds and declares that it is the intent of this Act to ensure that the actions of public bodies be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly.
IDOT participates in task forces and committees that are sometimes subject to the OMA such as the Illinois Traffic Records Coordinating Committee. Procurement meetings with vendors are also subject to to the OMA.