June 26: Deadline for Local Planning Proposals
Applications are due at noon on Wednesday, June 26, to request planning assistance and grants for local projects that implement GO TO 2040. See www.rtachicago.com/applications for details of the joint Regional Transportation Authority Community Planning Program and CMAP Local Technical Assistance Program. See the program guide for eligibility requirements, plus the presentation from a related informational session.
Draft Regional Transit Strategic Plan
The Regional Transportation Authority released its draft Regional Transit Strategic Plan for public review. The plan will guide decision making over the next five years. Through July 1, 2013, residents can provide input by taking a ten-minute survey, which enables participants to submit formal comments, and/or attending one of eight open houses throughout the month of June.
CMAP receives ULI Chicago Vision Award
The Urban Land Institute Chicago honored the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan and CMAP with a Vision Award for innovation in support of community development. Thanks to our many local government, business, and nonprofit partners who have contributed to the plan's success.
Congestion pricing: good for residents and region
An editorial by the Chicago Tribune highlights the benefits of CMAP's proposal to implement congestion pricing on two new facilities -- the Illinois Route 53 north extension and Illinois Route 120 bypass and the Elgin-O'Hare West Bypass -- plus new lanes on the I-90 Addams Tollway, the I-290 Eisenhower Expressway, and the I-55 Stevenson Expressway. See www.cmap.illinois.gov/congestion-pricing/ for details of how express toll lanes help manage traffic for faster, reliable travel times.
Livability report examines benefits of CTA Red Line South Extension
Extending the CTA Red Line south to 130th Street would significantly improve access to job opportunities, educational institutions, health facilities, and other resources for Greater Roseland residents, as described at cmap.illinois.gov/red-line in a livability report and video developed by the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program in collaboration with the Developing Communities Project (DCP) and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).