(630 ILCS 5/70)
Sec. 70. Additional powers of transportation agencies with respect to transportation projects.
(a) Each transportation agency may exercise any powers provided under this Act in participation or cooperation with any governmental entity and enter into any contracts to facilitate that participation or cooperation without compliance with any other statute. Each transportation agency shall cooperate with each other and with other governmental entities in carrying out transportation projects under this Act.
(b) Each transportation agency may make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the performance of the transportation agency's duties and the execution of the transportation agency's powers under this Act. Except as otherwise required by law, these contracts or agreements are not subject to any approvals other than the approval of the transportation agency and may be for any term of years and contain any terms that are considered reasonable by the transportation agency.
(c) Each transportation agency may pay the costs incurred under a public-private agreement entered into under this Act from any funds available to the transportation agency under this Act or any other statute.
(d) A transportation agency or other State agency may not take any action that would impair a public-private agreement entered into under this Act.
(e) Each transportation agency may enter into an agreement between and among the contractor, the transportation agency, and the Department of State Police concerning the provision of law enforcement assistance with respect to a transportation project that is the subject of a public-private agreement under this Act.
(f) Each transportation agency is authorized to enter into arrangements with the Department of State Police related to costs incurred in providing law enforcement assistance under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015