The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is conducting a Rail Needs Assessment throughout the state. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the current condition and capacity of the existing rail network and identify any issues that may reduce the quality of service for either passenger or freight rail, now and in the future. The study is scheduled to be complete in January 2022.


As part of this effort, IDOT would like to hear from you. Please complete this form to express your ideas for improving the rail network and/or concerns  regarding rail impacts in your community. By providing your name and email address, you will be added to the stakeholder list and notified of study updates and events.

Thank you for your interest in this study.