Preckwinkle Urges Attendance at Transportation Plan Open Houses

A series of open houses will be hosted by the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (CCDoTH) as part of its public outreach campaign around the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The open houses are designed to provide updates on where planning currently stands and solicit feedback from County residents, business owners and other stakeholders that can help guide development of the LRTP, the first such plan produced by the County in more than seven decades. The County’s goal is to produce a blueprint that links transportation to jobs and economic development, supports more livable and sustainable communities, and addresses infrastructure needs into the year 2040. “Public input on the current and future of transportation in our region has been a key component of our efforts since we began work on the LRTP earlier this year,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. “I encourage everyone to attend one of the open houses and express their views as we continue to shape this plan.” There is no formal presentation associated with the open houses; rather, attendees will be able to review displays and resource material, speak to CCDoTH officials who are working on the plan, and take the online LRTP survey. Open houses are scheduled for: -          Tuesday Dec. 2, from 4-7 p.m., at the Franklin Park Police Station-Community Room, 9451 W. Belmont; -          Wednesday Dec. 3, from 4-7 p.m., at the Northbrook Village Hall-Board Room, 1225 Cedar Lane, Northbrook; -          Thursday Dec. 4, from 4-7 p.m., at the Chaddick Institute/DePaul University, 14 East Jackson-Dublin Room, 16th Floor, Chicago; -          Tuesday Dec. 9, from 4-7 p.m., at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 Ravinia Drive, Orland Park.