Quinn Services Newsletter No. 4

The Illinois Department of Transportation is soliciting projects for the 2012 Transportation Enhancement Program.  This is $50 million of federal grant money that is issued as part of the Surface Transportation Funds.  The money can be used as a 50% match against local funds for Right of Way and Easements, and an 80% match against 20% local funds for engineering, utility relocations, and construction.  The focus of projects must be in one of the following areas:

1. Provision of facilities for pedestrians and bicycles

2. Scenic or historic highway programs (including the provision of tourist and welcome center facilities)

3. Landscaping and other scenic beautification

4. Historic preservation

5. Rehabilitation of historic transportation buildings, structures, or facilities (including historic railroad facilities and canals)

6. Provision of safety and educational activities for pedestrians and bicyclists

7. Acquisition of scenic easements and scenic or historic sites

8. Preservation of abandoned railway corridors for the conversion and use thereof for pedestrian and bicycle trails

9. Control and removal of outdoor advertising

10. Establishment of transportation museums

11. Environmental mitigation to address water pollution due to highway runoff or reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality while maintaining habitat connectivity

12. Archeological planning and research

The online application system opened on February 1, and applications must be completed by May 29, 2012.  I have had some experience working with the ITEP program.  If you have interest in submitting a project, feel free to contact me.

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About quinnserv
Quinn Services is a Municipal Administrator Services Company. It supports small to medium governments by providing management services for temporary or high importance projects, at a cost less than alternatives such as using an Engineering or Law Firm.

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