IDOT’s Proposal to Add Express Lanes to the Eisenhower Expressway Doesn’t Impress One Local Newspaper

Daily Herald’s editorial board isn’t, uh, too enthusiastic about IDOT’s proposal to add express lanes to Chicago’s Eisenhower Expressway. “The idea, however, does have merits that keep us from dismissing it out of hand. It would encourage carpooling and offer a practical way to build a new lane at a time when the gas-tax-funded Federal Highway Trust Fund is strapped and the state is broke.” The editors offer a few suggestions for improving IDOT’s preliminary plan, which is about to undergo public hearings.