The energy crisis hit us in 1975.
It was so intense that my constituents took after me while I filled my tank with gas at the station next to the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce building.
One of the obvious answers was carpooling.
But, where to park?
Nowhere in McHenry County.
For years as we went to Wisconsin on Route 12 I looked at the Park and Ride lot just over the state line in Genoa.
Now, 37 years later, the McHenry County Transportation Committee will consider a resolution to award a $99,597 contract with Civiltech Engineering for “construction management and inspection services.”
The regional planning agency (Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning) has been looking as such parking lots since 2007.
Construction is not contemplated until 2013.
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funds will pay for Civiltech’s services.