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Plan Update

 
In October 2014, the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan has been updated in accordance with federal law. Please visit www.cmap.illinois.gov/2040 for all GO TO 2040 plan materials. Final plan update materials include:

The update addresses elements required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) that was signed into law in 2012. Due to GO TO 2040's long time horizon and positive impacts of plan implementation to date, the plan's themes and recommendations did not change as part of the update. 

GO TO 2040 Updates

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November 12, 2014

FUND 2040 for regional infrastructure

CMAP is building a coalition to support this proposed regional infrastructure fund for transportation, water, and open space. Read More About FUND 2040 for regional infrastructure
November 7, 2014

Cook County property tax classification effects on property tax burden

The use of property tax classification in Cook County makes it difficult to encourage and strengthen non-residential development in existing communities. Read More About Cook County property tax classification effects on property tax burden
October 9, 2014

GO TO 2040 updated in accordance with federal law

Please visit www.cmap.illinois.gov/2040 for all GO TO 2040 plan materials. Read More About GO TO 2040 updated in accordance with federal law
September 24, 2014

House Committee Advances Passenger Rail Bill

The Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2014 would authorize $5.8 billion in core spending for Amtrak through FY 2018, along with enacting various reforms. Read More About House Committee Advances Passenger Rail Bill
September 4, 2014

Revised GO TO 2040 plan update materials

Over a year ago, staff began the process of updating the GO TO 2040 plan, as required by federal law. CMAP released a full draft plan update for a 50-day public comment period from June 13 to... Read More About Revised GO TO 2040 plan update materials
August 2, 2014

CLOSED: Plan update public comment period

All comments received will be summarized in a memorandum that will be presented to the CMAP Board, MPO Policy Committee, and other CMAP Committees in September. Read More About CLOSED: Plan update public comment period
July 28, 2014

Indicators Shed Light on Chicago Region’s Innovation Economy

On July 28, CMAP released data and analysis on innovation indicators -- venture capital activity, private-sector R&D employment, technology transfer, and patent production. Read More About Indicators Shed Light on Chicago Region’s Innovation Economy
July 24, 2014

CMAP Muni-Blast, 7-24-14

CMAP's quarterly "e-blast" newsletter for metropolitan Chicago's 284 municipalities briefly highlights local planning resources that can help communities implement  livability... Read More About CMAP Muni-Blast, 7-24-14
July 22, 2014

Improved GO TO 2040 Case Study Library

Completed Local Technical Assistance projects and GO TO 2040-related work are highlighted in a new interactive map. Read More About Improved GO TO 2040 Case Study Library
July 21, 2014

Clusters Indicators Highlight Importance of Freight, Manufacturing in Region

On July 21, CMAP released data and analysis on clusters indicators – intermodal lifts, manufacturing and freight cluster employment and industry location quotients, and manufacturing exports. Read More About Clusters Indicators Highlight Importance of Freight, Manufacturing in Region
July 16, 2014

New Report Describes Oregon Experience with Road Usage Fees

In 2013 Oregon enacted the nation's first road usage fee, following the completion of a pilot program. Read More About New Report Describes Oregon Experience with Road Usage Fees
July 14, 2014

Workforce Indicators Show Growing STEM Employment, Manufacturing Skills Gap in Region

On July 14, 2014, CMAP released new data and analysis on workforce indicators – educational attainment, workforce participation, the skills gap, and STEM occupations. Read More About Workforce Indicators Show Growing STEM Employment, Manufacturing Skills Gap in Region
July 7, 2014

New microsite tracks regional economic trends

CMAP's microsite will focus on four major economic themes: trends, industry clusters, workforce, and innovation. Read More About New microsite tracks regional economic trends
June 13, 2014

Draft GO TO 2040 plan update available for public comment through August 1, 2014

Submit comments on-line and attend open house meetings throughout the region for the draft GO TO 2040 plan update and FFY 2014-19 Transportation Improvement Program. Read More About Draft GO TO 2040 plan update available for public comment through August 1, 2014
April 2, 2014

Updating the GO TO 2040 Implementation Action Areas

The GO TO 2040 update process has allowed CMAP to enhance the alignment of plan recommendations with responsible parties to reflect progress and other variables. Read More About Updating the GO TO 2040 Implementation Action Areas
March 14, 2014

Upcoming MPC Roundtable Highlights GO TO 2040 Update

In October 2010, leaders from across the seven-county region unanimously adopted GO TO 2040 , metropolitan Chicago's first comprehensive regional plan in over 100 years. To address anticipated... Read More About Upcoming MPC Roundtable Highlights GO TO 2040 Update
February 18, 2014

Selecting and Updating GO TO 2040 Indicators

The GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan established a series of indicators and related targets to gauge implementation progress. As described previously , CMAP has initiated an update to... Read More About Selecting and Updating GO TO 2040 Indicators
February 4, 2014

GO TO 2040 Wins National Smart Growth Award

GO TO 2040 wins national Smart Growth award. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has  announced that the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan is the  2013... Read More About GO TO 2040 Wins National Smart Growth Award
January 28, 2014

Updating the GO TO 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan

Since GO TO 2040 was adopted in October 2010, the issues addressed in our region's comprehensive plan have seen many far-reaching changes.  CMAP has initiated an "update" of GO TO 2040 as... Read More About Updating the GO TO 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan
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Public and Stakeholder Engagement

CMAP engaged stakeholders, its Working Committees, and the public throughout the plan update process. The formal public comment period for the draft plan update was held from June 13 through August 1. Meetings were hosted across the region's seven counties, including one held at CMAP's offices on Thursday, July 31; see English and Spanish flyers. 
 
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Financial Plan

GO TO 2040 includes a fiscal constraint for transportation investments over the plan period.  This project's objective was to update revenue and expenditure forecasts and allocations to operating expenditures; safe and adequate capital maintenance expenditures; state of good repair/systematic enhancements; and major capital projects.  

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Major Capital Projects

The GO TO 2040 update includes a revised list of fiscally constrained major capital projects based on the adopted plan's original list, the projected availability of funds, and the latest socioeconomic forecasts. Implementing agencies had the ability to suggest new projects for evaluation and consideration.

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Implementation Actions

The update to GO TO 2040 did not involve rewriting the plan's text.  However, it did involve updating the implementation action area tables that describe how the recommendations of GO TO 2040 will be implemented.  These tables were updated to reflect current implementation status.  

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Indicator Updates

GO TO 2040 includes a set of indicators to track the plan's progress toward implementation.  The Moving Forward 2012 GO TO 2040 implementation report included updates on several of these indicators, including modifying the way in which the indicator is measured to respond to data availability. The plan update built upon that analysis, including modifying measures and future targets if appropriate. 

Released in October 2013, a draft Indicator Selection Report summarizes which GO TO 2040 indicators will be modified or replaced for the plan update. It also identifies performance measures for GO TO 2040 sections that did not establish specific indicators in the original plan. In order to effectively track progress of plan implementation, plan indicators must be based on actual measured values and not be reliant upon modeled or estimated figures. The report also introduces the concept of kindred indicators, a secondary set of performance measures that help tell a more complete story of implementation progress. A draft report on updated short- and long-term targets for GO TO 2040 indicators was released in February 2014. 

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