CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn outlined plans to spend $12.6 billion over the next six fiscal years on highway, bridge, and transit projects through a mix of federal, state, and local government funds but said more spending and borrowing for capital projects is needed.

The program is a follow-up to the state’s four-year-old $31 billion capital program known as Illinois Jobs Now although it relies on the funding reauthorization of $580 million for highways and $1.6 billion for transit from the prior program.

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