IDOT http://northernpublicradio.org en Step On It In 2014: Higher Speed Limit On The Way http://northernpublicradio.org/post/step-it-2014-higher-speed-limit-way <p>Drivers will be able to legally go five miles an hour faster on most Illinois highways, beginning in January.&nbsp; Governor Pat Quinn has signed a new law increasing the speed limit to 70 miles an hour.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:55:13 +0000 Susan Stephens & Amanda Vinicky 34821 at http://northernpublicradio.org Step On It In 2014: Higher Speed Limit On The Way State Bike Plan Taking Shape http://northernpublicradio.org/post/state-bike-plan-taking-shape <p></p><p>The state of Illinois wants to become a more welcoming place for cyclists. But will the effort be enough to win over bike riders? Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:25:53 +0000 Mike Moen 33225 at http://northernpublicradio.org State Bike Plan Taking Shape Area Airports Win IDOT Awards http://northernpublicradio.org/post/area-airports-win-idot-awards <p>The <a href="http://www.dot.state.il.us/aero/index.html">Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Aeronautics</a>&nbsp; has recognized several northern Illinois airports for their accomplishments throughout the year, including, according to IDOT, "an outstanding partnership with the state of Illinois and their commitment to customer satisfaction."</p><p>Area winners of the "2013 Airport of the Year" include:</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 17:02:06 +0000 Guy Stephens 30139 at http://northernpublicradio.org Area Airports Win IDOT Awards Rochelle Company Selected for Big Rail Car Contract http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rochelle-company-selected-big-rail-car-contract <P><SPAN face="">Rochelle-based <A href="http://www.nipponsharyousa.com/index.html">Nippon Sharyo </A>has been named the intended recipient of a $352 million contract to build 130 bi-level passenger railcars to accommodate high-speed rail expansion in Illinois and two other Midwest states as well as California.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN face="">“It is good news for Illinois that the intent to award has gone to Illinois-based manufacturing company Nippon Sharyo,” Gov. Pat Quinn said. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:10:00 +0000 Guy Stephens 19066 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rochelle Company Selected for Big Rail Car Contract