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Planning

The Planning Technical Advisory Group determines research needs and priorities for designing and developing a mechanism to better integrate and coordinate the delivery of programs and services. The TAG also seeks to mitigate risks relating to external factors that can adversely impact completion of the program.

Context-sensitive solutions play an integral role in planning and should be included whenever possible in analyzing research needs. Analysis will include integrating socioeconomic and environmental considerations into system-level planning and program development.

The contact and Planning TAG chair is Michael Vanderhoof, who serves Illinois Department of Transportation’s Office of Planning and Programming in the Bureau of Planning.

TAG members’ affiliations include:

  • IDOT’s Office of Planning and Programming, Bureau of Planning
  • IDOT’s Office of Planning and Programming, Bureau of Programming
  • IDOT’s Office of Planning and Programming, Bureau of Programming
  • IDOT’s Office of Planning and Programming, Bureau of Research (non-voting)
  • IDOT’s Office of Intermodal Project Implementation
  • IDOT’s Office of Highway Project Implementation, Bureau of Design and Environment
  • Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • Downstate Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Illinois Center for Transportation, Academic Representative (term ends May 31, 2021)
  • Illinois Center for Transportation, Research Coordinator (non-voting)