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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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June 10, 2015  

Joseph C. Szabo tapped to be next CMAP executive director

New executive director has varied experience in local, state, federal governments, civic affairs, and transportation. Read More About Joseph C. Szabo tapped to be next CMAP executive director
May 21, 2015  

Population change and geographic mobility in the CMAP region

A Policy Update assesses trends in U.S. Census data on migration and population change in our region and discusses their implications. Read More About Population change and geographic mobility in the CMAP region
December 30, 2014  

Congress Passes Omnibus Appropriations Bill for FY15

A CMAP Policy Update looks at regional and national implications of the omnibus appropriations bill for federal fiscal year 2015. Read More About Congress Passes Omnibus Appropriations Bill for FY15
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
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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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