President's Corner

Toni Preckwinkle

Welcome to Connecting Cook County, the County’s Long Range Transportation Plan website.

This Plan is an opportunity for us to take stock of our transportation system, look at opportunities for economic growth and find ways to improve the quality of life for our residents. In the past, County plans have laid out a vision to create extraordinary assets, such as the forest preserves and our major expressways.

As we know, times change and strategies and investments must change with them. This plan will gauge what’s working well—and not so well—relative to transportation, economic development and our quality of life. The plan will also assess how the region is expected to grow and change over the next 25 years and anticipate the challenges those changes will pose for us.

I encourage everyone—whether you live here, work here or own a business here—to contribute your ideas to this plan by taking the survey on the right side of this page. You can stay connected by visiting this website and registering for e-mail alerts. Only with your input can we ensure a course of action that benefits Cook County and its residents for decades to come.


Toni Preckwinkle, President
Cook County Board of Commissioners