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IDOT to seek public input on transportation plan

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By Associated Press

Illinois transportation officials are announcing a series of meetings to allow the public to have input on the state's long-range transit plan for 2015 through 2020.

Ann Schneider heads Illinois' Transportation Department. She said Monday the meeting for IDOT's District 4 will be at the agency headquarters in Peoria on Sept. 16.

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Residents and business officials will be able to understand and have input on priority transit projects during the next five to seven years.

It's officially called the Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Plan. The current one is estimated to cost more than $9 billion and run through 2019. It covers roads and bridges along with mass transit, railroads, bike ways and more.

Public meetings will be informal with no presentation planned.

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