Dear Illinois Amtrak Community:
You are invited to participate in the 2013 Annual Explore Illinois by Train Day, formerly known as Illinois Tourism Day. The event will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of Chicago Union Station.
Explore Illinois by Train Day seeks to promote passenger rail ridership in Illinois by increasing its citizens’ awareness of events, businesses and attractions that are easily accessible by rail. In the past local tourism offices and businesses from both Downstate and the Chicago area, tourism trade groups, major points of interest and other entities serving the traveling public have participated. This is a way to reach 130,000 people on an average week day who pass through Union Station. There is no charge for the event, and the first 20 verified participants will receive free travel via Amtrak. Some hotels in downtown Chicago will provide a state employee room rate (subject to availability) to participants of the Explore Illinois by Train Day event. Please review The Travel Guide for State Employees for more information on state travel employee guidelines. The hotel information is at: http://www2.illinois.gov/cms/employees/travel/documents/hotels_chicago.pdf.
Participants must respond to the General Notice posted on the Illinois Procurement Bulletin website: http://www.purchase.state.il.us/ipb/IllinoisBID.nsf/frmBidViewFrameset?ReadForm&view=viewSolicitationsOpenByDate?OpenView&Start=1&Count=250
Reference number: 22031109
The General Notice deadline to submit your application is June 20, 2013. Please read and follow the instructions on the General Notice and the attached Application.