As has been done in the last two sessions of the Illinois General Assembly, a bill has been introduced to revoke authority for units of local government to issue oversize/overweight truck permits on their local roads. HB0397 is up in the House Transportation: Vehicles and Safety Committee for a hearing on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 @ 9:00am and you can file a witness slip in opposition to it today!
Much like the bills which proceeded this one, IDOT (who did not sponsor this legislation) would be given authority to route the biggest and heaviest trucks on your local roads. This would be done with no input from local authorities, no revenue sharing and no local oversight. In essence, the State of Illinois could choose to route these vehicles off their failing infrastructure and onto your local roads at their discretion.
Join the Illinois Municipal League in opposing this bill, and contact the associations who advocate for your local community by encouraging them to oppose as well.
To learn more about this bill, please visit oppose0397.com. This webpage contains: FAQs Downloadable flyer with all the facts Copy of the 2016 CMAP study (which said the State of Illinois should NOT do this!) How to complete a witness slip in opposition to HB0397
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The roads are not designed for all this truck traffic That is why they r all SHIT. NO more trucks
We’ll be filing the witness statement. This is completely ridiculous. We live on and near two city residential streets that semi trucks frequently go on. Both have stated weight limits of six tons. One has a very old stone arch bridge. There is no money to build new bridges. But I guess the Illinois legislature doesn’t care about that. Remember to vote these jokers out.
What???? They won’t take care of the roads and they want to take away the right to tickets trucks for being where they shouldn’t be??? What a level of stupid. 🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️