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Full Text of HB0471  95th General Assembly


Sen. Donne E. Trotter

Filed: 8/6/2007





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 471 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Interagency Coordinating Committee on
5 Transportation Act is amended by changing Section 20 as
6 follows:
7     (20 ILCS 3968/20)
8     Sec. 20. Duties of Committee. The The Committee shall
9 encourage the coordination of public and private
10 transportation services, with priority given to services
11 directed toward those populations who are currently not served
12 or who are underserved by existing public transit.
13     The Committee shall seek innovative approaches to
14 providing and funding local transportation services and offer
15 their expertise to communities statewide. Specifically, the
16 Committee shall:



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1     (1) Coordinate a State process within federal guidelines to
2 facilitate coordination of community-based transportation
3 programs. This process should include: developing objectives
4 for providing essential transportation services to the
5 transportation disadvantaged; providing technical assistance
6 to communities that are addressing transportation gaps that
7 affect low-income populations; developing a process for
8 requesting federal funds such as the Job Access and Reverse
9 Commute (JARC) Grant program that is based on input from
10 communities statewide; assisting communities in identifying
11 funds from other available sources for projects that are not an
12 eligible use of JARC funds; and developing a plan to identify
13 and recruit potential stakeholders in future community
14 transportation initiatives to the Committee.
15     (2) Develop goals and objectives to reduce duplication of
16 services and achieve coverage that is as complete as possible.
17     (3) Serve as a clearinghouse for information about funding
18 sources and innovations in serving the transportation
19 disadvantaged.
20     (4) Submit a report, not later than February 1, 2006, to
21 the Governor and the General Assembly that outlines the
22 progress made by the Committee in performing its duties set
23 forth in paragraphs (1) through (4) of this Section and makes
24 recommendations for statutory and regulatory changes to
25 promote coordination.
26 (Source: P.A. 93-185, eff. 7-11-03.)".