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  • Illinois State Freight Plan: The Illinois State Freight Plan was developed in accordance with federal guidelines for state freight plans as outlined in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Illinois is a vibrant and thriving hub for freight, with 147,000 miles of roadway, over 10,000 miles of railroad tracks, 1,118 miles of navigable waterways, and numerous airports, pipeline, and other facilities carrying goods across the State.
  • Illinois Competitive Freight Program: As described above, IDOT established a transparent set of eligibility and scoring criteria and solicited project proposals for a new competitive grant program designed to utilize FAST Act freight formula funds and improve the mobility of freight at the local level. Applications were accepted through April 6, 2018 for approximately $225 million in National Highway Freight Program funds which are to be distributed through 2022.  Projects selections were added to the freight investment plan section of the finalized freight plan.
  • Freight Mobility Plan: Completed December 2012, the Freight Mobility Plan examined the current state of freight in Illinois and the ways in which the transport of goods through the state might be improved. This plan was updated in 2017 with the help of the Illinois State Freight Advisory Council, in order to meet new federal requirements established under the FAST Act.
  • Illinois State Freight Advisory Council: Formed in September 2013, IDOT established the Illinois State Freight Advisory Council (ISFAC) to provide a standing forum for coordination of freight multimodal planning in the State of Illinois in order to enhance the benefits of every mode, improve intermodal connection, and sustain the State’s position as the primary freight hub of the United States.