Home to nearly one million people, DuPage County is the Heartbeat of the Midwest. We're a proven business location – some of the world's top corporations are headquartered here and tens of thousands of small and midsize companies businesses provide jobs and provide products and services that make our quality of life one of the best in the country. We are a transportation crossroads – close to two airports including O'Hare International and our DuPage Airport is one of the top corporate airports in the country. DuPage residents and employers can take full advantage of our proximity to major interstates, highways, commuter trains and freight systems.
Yet across DuPage County, our transportation systems are being stretched. Our population will soon top one million people. That growth presents opportunities and challenges. Our transportation infrastructure is aging and needs repair and improvements. New technologies will soon change the way we move about and many people in our communities need more and better access to transportation systems – from improved surface streets and sidewalks to enhanced bicycle paths and public transportation.
With that in mind, I'm proud to announce a new transportation initiative called "DuPage Connects." Together, with input from residents, businesses, community groups and more, we will develop our first Long Range Transportation Plan. DuPage Connects will create a transportation vision and mission – a framework through the year 2040. I invite you to participate as we work together to connect our communities, strengthen our economy, and create a sustainable transportation system for 2040 and beyond. DuPage County is a great place to live, work and raise a family and we strive to maintain a high standard for the quality of life.
DuPage County Board Chairman
It's a movement to the future. DuPage County Board Chairman, Dan Cronin announces the launch of the new transportation plan that will set a fiscally responsible course for the next 25 years.