Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Illinois Department of Transportation (currently, the Regional Transportation Authority) shall develop, adopt, and implement system safety program standards and procedures meeting the requirements of the federal Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. Limits liability. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to make certain records of the Illinois Department of Transportation exempt from inspection and copying. Amends the Bi-State Transit Safety Act. Provides a repeal date of December 31, 2017 for that Act. Amends the Regional Transportation Authority Act. Provides that the Regional Transportation Authority shall comply with all safety requirements under specified federal law as required by the Department of Transportation. Provides that the Department of Transportation has rail transit safety oversight authority for MetroLink. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Replaces references to the federal Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act with references to federal code and regulations. Changes "local mass transit districts" to "mass transit districts". Provides that the Department of Transportation, or other specified entities and employees, shall not be held liable except for willful or wanton conduct. Removes a provision stating that the Department of Transportation has rail transit safety oversight authority in this State for MetroLink under specified federal regulations. Makes other conforming and technical changes. Repeals the Bi-State Transit Safety Act.