Illinois holds area meeting to get transportation budget ideas


Web Editor - Michael Vick

CARTERVILLE, Ill. — The state of Illinois is asking residents there to chime in on the state transportation plan.

The transportation department wants comment on how to make the the most of limited money when it comes to transportation needs across the state.

The department is developing what it calls a "strategic framework for the future direction of transportation."

It's supposed to address everything from highways and airports to railroads and bicycle trails.

The framework is due by the end of the year.

A public meeting is under way right now in Carterville, Illinois.

The meeting lasts until 7 p.m. at the Carterville Community Center in the Fred G. Harrison annex on North Greenbriar Road.