The State of Illinois Infrastructure

November 29, 2012

This report provides an overview of the condition and funding of Illinois infrastructure based on a compilation of various needs assessments from public agencies that manage infrastructure in the State including the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, the Regional Transportation Authority, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority and the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.

The Civic Federation found that State and local governments could need to invest more than $300 billion over the next 30 years to maintain depleted roads, bridges, mass transit, water systems and other public infrastructure throughout the State. The report also explores the need for a comprehensive approach to prioritizing and funding critical capital investments. A synopsis of this report was included in the State Budget Crisis Task Force’s report on Illinois.