The Executive Committee voted 9-2 Monday to send the measure to the House floor.
Transportation advocates want quick action on a $675 million addition to transit-construction plans so that more concrete can be laid this spring. The state is getting more federal money than anticipated and favorable conditions such as higher tax revenues mean more state funding too.
Gov. Pat Quinn's closing of correctional facilities means $25 million that would be shifted to the Department of Children and Family Services.
The bill is HB190.