The WTS Greater Chicago Chapter has partnered with IDOT to host a Phase I training class. This course is designed to help attendees understand IDOT’s Phase I process for state- and local-sponsored transportation projects.


Differences among Categorical Exclusion (CE), Environmental Assessment (EA), and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); Developing a transportation project’s purpose and need; Roles and responsibilities of local, state, and federal agencies; Analyzing and incorporating engineering and environmental findings; Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodations; Environmental Studies conducted through the Environmental Survey Request process, Environmental Justice, and Public Involvement.

Speakers from IDOT: 

Carlos Feliciano (District 1 In-House Studies Unit Head / ADA & Bicycle Coordinator), Dr. Benjamin Sperry (Noise & Air Quality Specialist), Joseph Galloy (Cultural Resources Unit Manager), Kurt T. Fischer (Waste Assessment Specialist), Felicia Hurley (Natural Resources Review Specialist), John Sherrill (Location and Environment Section Manager), Chad Riddle (District 1 Bureau Chief of Local Roads), Kevin Stallworth (District 1 Bureau of Local Roads).

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, February 15th 
Time: Check-in starts at 8:00 am, Class begins at 8:30 am
Schedule: 8:30 am - Noon (class); Noon - 12:45 pm (lunch), 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm (class)
Location: George W. Dunne Cook County Office Building, 69 W. Washington St, 22nd Floor, Conference Rooms A & B, Chicago, IL 60602
Cost: Free
Note: Light breakfast fare/coffee will be provided in the morning and lunch will be provided for attendees. Please indicate if you have any dietary restrictions when you register to attend.