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Below are CMAP-related news stories from the current calendar year. Browse our CMAP Media Archive for links to CMAP-related news stories from 2007.

April

April 5, 2016
Published by the Northwest Herald
This article previewed an upcoming plan for the Fox River corridor in McHenry County.  The new study builds on the recently adopted plan for the Fox River in Algonquin and Carpentersville, developed through the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, and CMAP's Brian Daly and Jason Navota are quoted.
 
April 1, 2016
Published by the Chicago Tribune
This article describes real estate trends in Franklin Park and local cited the Franklin Park Comprehensive Plan, developed through the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, for giving the Village greater visibility among developers. 
 

March

March 29, 2016
Published by Crain's Chicago Business 
This article describes the value of international exports and the role manufacturing plays in the region's economy and cites research from a CMAP Policy Update.
 
March 25, 2016
Published by the Lake County Gazette
This article previews a Homes for a Changing Region event for Lake County town leaders in Hainesville as part of the development of a housing plan for the Round Lake Area Cluster.  
 
March 25, 2016
Published by Aurora Beacon-News
This article describes the Village's efforts to recruit new businesses to meet a growing population and cites CMAP population projections.
 
March 25, 2016
Published by Daily Southtown
This article covers U.S. Census data showing that our region had the greatest of population loss of any major U.S. city and region in 2015 and cites CMAP population projections. CMAP's Liz Schuh is quoted.  
 
March 25, 2016
Published by Chicago Magazine
This article covers U.S. Census data showing that our region had the greatest of population loss of any major U.S. city and region in 2015. The article cites a CMAP Policy Update on the region's demographic and housing trends in Latino population.
 
March 18, 2016
Published by the Evanston Review
This article describes the City of Evanston adopting a resolution to install of bike racks at transit stations. The project received partial funding through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 
March 18, 2016
Published by Crain's Business Chicago
This article describes a Chicago chef's reasons for moving to his childhood neighborhood and includes data from a CMAP Community Snapshot.
 
March 17, 2016
Published by the Journal Online
This article previews the March 23, 2016, workshop for the development of a comprehensive plan for Franklin Park, which is being developed through the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.
 
March 16, 2016
Published by the Journal Online
This article describes the upcoming installation of a traffic light at the CTA's Blue Line station in Rosemont. The project received partial funding through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 
March 15, 2016
Published by the Daily Herald
This article describes discussions among St. Charles' aldermen about creating a community land trust.  Consideration of a community land trust was one of the recommendations of the CMAP Homes for a Changing Region study of St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva, and North Aurora.
 
March 10, 2016
Published by Streetsblog Chicago
This article describes how ON TO 2050, the next comprehensive regional plan, might improve upon GO TO 2040.
 
March 8, 2016
Published by Streetsblog Chicago
This article describes the launch of ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional plan that will be the successor of GO TO 2040. 
 
March 7, 2016
Published by the Aurora Beacon-News
This article describes construction to enhance a Metra train parking lot in Aurora, including a new Pace bus staging area and new driveways in the parking lot. The project received partial funding through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 
March 3, 2016
Published by Wilmette Life
This article previews  Wilmette's environmental fair, where CMAP was an exhibitor to solicit ideas for ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional plan that will be the successor of GO TO 2040. 
 
March 1, 2016
Published by the Elgin Courier-News
This article describes the Chicago Regional Growth Initiative's efforts to spur collaboration among the region's seven counties. CMAP executive director Joe Szabo is quoted.
 
March 1, 2016
Published by Trains Magazine
This article describes how Norfolk Southern rebuilt locomotives to be more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly. The project received funding through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

February

February 29, 2016
Published by WGN
This article describes recently updated congestion and crash scans and mentions the scans role in the development of ON TO 2050. CMAP's Jesse Elam is quoted. 
 
February 26, 2016
Published by the Chicago Tribune
This article describes Portage Park's economic renaissance and includes data from a CMAP Community Snapshot.
 
February 26, 2016
Published by Chicagoist
This article describes the launch of ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional plan that will be the successor of GO TO 2040. 
 
February 25, 2016
Published by Curbed Chicago
This article describes trends shaping Chicago's Chinatown and mentions the Chinatown Community Vision Plan, which was developed through the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA)  program.
 
February 24, 2016
Published by CBS WBBM 780
This article and radio segment describes the launch of ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional plan that will be the successor of GO TO 2040. 
 
February 24, 2016
Published by Curbed Chicago
This article describes the launch of ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional plan that will be the successor of GO TO 2040. 
 
February 24, 2016
Published by DNAinfo Chicago
This article describes trends shaping Chicago's Chinatown and mentions the Chinatown Community Vision Plan, which was developed through the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA)  program.
 
February 24, 2016
Published by Daily Herald
This article described discussions in Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and North Aurora about the creation of a community land trust for affordable housing.  The communities worked with CMAP, the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, and the Metropolitan Planning to develop a Homes for a Changing Region plan. 
 
February 23, 2016
Published by WTTW: Chicago Tonight
Geoffrey Baer previewed the launch of ON TO 2050, the new comprehensive regional plan that will be the successor of GO TO 2040. 
 
February 22, 2016
Published by the Next City
This article describes trends shaping Chicago's Chinatown and mentions the Chinatown Community Vision Plan, which was developed through the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA)  program. CMAP's Stephen Ostrander is quoted.
 
February 17, 2016
Published by the Chicago Reader
This article describes IDOT's proposal to widen I-55 with managed lanes. The idea pertains to a number of GO TO 2040 recommendations, including congestion pricing and public-private partnerships that GO TO 2040 encouraged as a potential ways to finance, build, and operate projects.
 
February 10, 2016
Published by: Chicago Sun-Times
This article describes a CTA board meeting where CMAP was authorized to assess CTA's rail lines to determine if any may reach capacity in the coming years and become eligible for federal funding. 
 
February 10, 2016
Published by the Streetsblog Chicago
This article describes the Red-Purple Line Modernization project's proposed Red Purple Bypass Project, also known as the Belmont flyover. One of the GO TO 2040 major capital projects, it is partially funded by the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 
February 4, 2016
Rauner plans public-private update to I-55 that may add tolls by Kim Geiger, Monique Garcia, and Celeste Bott
Published by the Chicago Tribune
This article describes IDOT's proposal to widen I-55 with managed lanes. The idea pertains to a number of GO TO 2040 recommendations, including congestion pricing and public-private partnerships that GO TO 2040 encouraged as a potential ways to finance, build, and operate projects.
 
February 4, 2016
Published by Crain's Chicago
This article describes IDOT's proposal to widen I-55 with managed lanes. The idea pertains to a number of GO TO 2040 recommendations, including congestion pricing and public-private partnerships that GO TO 2040 encouraged as a potential ways to finance, build, and operate projects.
 
February 4, 2016
Published by the Chicago Transportation Journal
This article describes IDOT's proposal to widen I-55 with managed lanes. The idea pertains to a number of GO TO 2040 recommendations, including ongestion pricing and public-private partnerships that GO TO 2040 encouraged as a potential ways to finance, build, and operate projects.
 
February 4, 2016
Published by the Daily Herald
This article describes IDOT's proposal to widen I-55 with managed lanes. The idea pertains to a number of GO TO 2040 recommendations, including congestion pricing and public-private partnerships  that GO TO 2040 encouraged as a potential ways to finance, build, and operate projects.

January

January 26, 2016
Published by the Chicago Reader
This article describes the Red-Purple Line Modernization project's proposed Red Purple Bypass Project, also known as the Belmont flyover. One of the GO TO 2040 major capital projects, it is partially funded by the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 
January 22, 2016
Published by the Aurora-Beacon News
This article describes a public open house for an update to the City of Aurora's downtown master plan. The project is being developed through the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA)  program.
 
January 22, 2016
Published by ABC7
This article describes the CTA's plans to add zero-emission, all-electric buses to its fleet. The project received funding through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 
January 22, 2016
Published by the Chicago Tribune
This article describes the CTA's plans to add zero-emission, all-electric buses to its fleet. The project received funding through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 
January 22, 2016
Published by the Skokie Review
This article describes the progress on Skokie's new 1.7 mile bike trail, which was partially funded by the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 
January 20, 2016
Published by the Chicago Tribune
This article describes the many projects underway in Pullman, including a transportation access plan for the Pullman National Historic Monument that is being developed through the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.
 
January 20, 2016
Published by the DuPage Policy Journal
This article previews an upcoming open house for an update to the City of Aurora's downtown master plan, which is being developed through the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.
 
January 20, 2016
Published by the Chicago Tribune
This article describes a proposed merger of the Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern Railways and includes research from a CMAP Policy Update
 
January 19, 2016
Published by Riverside-Brookfield Landmark
This article describes how the delay of a new comprehensive plan for the Village of Brookfield, necessitated by the state budget impasse's impact on CMAP finances. 
 
January 17, 2016
Published by FOX32
This article describes the CTA's plans to add zero-emission, all-electric buses to its fleet. The project received funding through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 
January 17, 2016
Published by the Chicago Sun-Times
This article describes the CTA's plans to add zero-emission, all-electric buses to its fleet. The project received funding through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 
January 8, 2016
Published by the Northwest Herald
This article describes the Village of Richmond's adoption of a MOU and resolution toreceivietechnical assistance for a planning priorities report. The project was selected in the sixth round of the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.
 
January 4, 2016
Published by the Elgin Courier-News
This article explores the growing demand for Kane County's Ride in Kane transit program for seniors over 65 and people with disabilities. The article cites the CMAP Policy Update on the region's trend of a growing senior population found in the 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-year estimates.
 
January 3, 2016
Published by the Northwest Herald
This article examined commuting modes in McHenry County and mentions a recent CMAP Policy Update on commute time trends found in the 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. CMAP's Liz Schuh and Elizabeth Irvin are quoted.
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