DEATH / OBITUARIES : Former CDOT acting commissioner and traffic engineer John LaPlante, according to a statement posted online on March. 21, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.
Thread: Very sad news. Former CDOT acting commissioner and traffic engineer John LaPlante has passed away as a result of the coronavirus. Throughout his 45+ year career, John was a friend to sustainable transportation. Here’s a message from the ministers at his church. pic.twitter.com/IPg9B1BJz0
— Streetsblog Chicago (@streetsblogchi) March 22, 2020
Such sad news. John was a mentor, a walking encyclopedia about everything bicycles… and a class act. The attached shot was from 2009 when we worked together at TY Lin. pic.twitter.com/jStX0RxfEn
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.