­villivalam trans 092421CHICAGO – Members of the Illinois Senate Transportation Committee will hold a joint hearing with the Senate Executive Sub-committee on Procurement to discuss Senate Bill 1900 on Monday, Sept. 27.

“As chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, I am committed to exploring new ways to make our transportation network safe and accessible with the absolute stewardship of taxpayer dollars as a top priority,” Villivalam said. “We will have a robust, transparent discussion on encouraging private investment that may ease the financial burden on our state and invite our economic drivers to have a stake in the transportation network.”

Senate Bill 1900, proposed by State Senator John Curran, intends to make Illinois a more inviting state for private investment in infrastructure by creating the Public-Private Partnership Act and Infrastructure Investment Commission. The commission would assist public entities with identifying and operating projects where a public-private partnership may be appropriate.

WHO: State Senator Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago), State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove), and members of the Senate Transportation Committee and Executive Subcommittee on Procurement
Senate Transportation joint hearing with Senate Executive Sub-committee on Procurement
Monday, Sept. 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Room C600, Michael A. Bilandic Building, Chicago, IL 60601 or Virtual Room 1 on www.ilga.gov