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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.

March

March 24, 2015
The growing distance between people and jobs in metropolitan America by Elizabeth Kneebone and Natalie Holmes
Published by Brookings Institution
The report cites the LTA-supported Cook County Planning for Progress as an example of how metropolitan areas can better align and target federal, state, and local funding to support regional housing and transportation needs and economic development.

March 20, 2015
Bloomingdale Trail: "Finish line" nears for Chicago's next great park by Roseanne Tellez
Published by CBS Chicago
The article describes construction progress on the Bloomingdale Trail (aka The 606), which will be open in June.  The Trail is partially funded by the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program.

March 13, 2015
Proposal to extend Route 52 would raise tolls, gas tax by Ronnie Wachter
Published by Lake County News-Sun
The article describes the Illinois Tollway Route 53/120 Finance Committee's plan to fund the road's extension, which is among the GO TO 2040 plan's major capital projects.  With support from the Tollway and Lake County, CMAP is guiding a Corridor Land Use Plan.

March 11, 2015
Amtrak honors Joe Szabo with Chicago dedication by Douglas John Bowen
Published by Railway Age
The article describes Amtrak's dedication of its Union Station railroad operations center as the Joseph C. Szabo Chicago Control Center. After stepping down as head of the Federal Railroad Administration, he joined CMAP in January 2015 as a senior fellow. 

March 11, 2015
Amtrak renames control center after Szabo
Published by Progressive Railroading
The article describes Amtrak's dedication of its Union Station railroad operations center as the Joseph C. Szabo Chicago Control Center.

March 10, 2015
Amtrak renames operations center for Chicago rail official by Jon Hilkevitch
Published by Chicago Tribune
The article describes Amtrak's dedication of its Union Station railroad operations center as the Joseph C. Szabo Chicago Control Center.

March 9, 2015
Here's the latest look at the Bloomingdale Trail by Alisa Hauser
Published by DNAinfo
The article describes work on the Bloomingdale Trail, which is set to open in June.  The project was partially funded with a $50 million grant from the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

March 8, 2015
Longer Red line North morning commutes, Wabash Avenue work begin Monday by Rosalind Rossi
Published by Chicago Sun-Times
The article describes construction work at the CTA's Wilson and Washington-Wabash stations.  Both projects are partially funded through CMAQ.

March 5, 2015
Published by Journal and Topics
The article previews the public workshop for the development of the Arlington Heights bicycle-pedestrian plan. The plan is being developed through the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.
 
March 4, 2015
Published by Northwest Herald
The article previews the kickoff meeting for the new Harvard comprehensive plan. The plan is being developed through the CMAP LTA program.
 
March 2, 2015
Published by Chicago Tribune
The article describes the new Loop Link project that will significantly improve bus service on Washington, Madison, Clinton, and Canal streets in downtown Chicago. The article also mentions Washington/Wabash CTA station and the Union Station Transportation center projects, where are partially funded by the CMAP CMAQ program.
 

February

February 19, 2015
Published by Daily Southtown
The article describes the open house for the draft comprehensive plan for Chicago Heights. The plan is being developed through the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program. 
 

February 17, 2015
Kane County seeks to grow transit systems by Ashley Sloboda
Published by Kane County Chronicle
The article describes Kane County's transit plan, which is being developed through CMAP's LTA program.

February 11, 2015
Forest preserve district hires AECOM to develop countywide bikeway system by Lauren Leone-Cross
Published by The Herald-News
The article describes Will County's efforts to develop a county-wide bikeway system.  The plan complements the GO TO 2040 goal of creating livable communities.

February 10, 2015
Residents want safe area for bikers to connect to Fox River Trail by Laura Pavin
Published by Pioneer Press
The article describes the open house for Barrington Hills bikeway plan, which is being developed through CMAP's LTA program.

February 9, 2014
CMAP's new tool elevates the urgency for innovative transportation solutions by Chris Spahr
Published by State Smart Transportation Initiative
The article describes CMAP's mobility visualizations site.

February 3, 2015
From the community:  Bensenville approves new comprehensive plan
Published by Chicago Tribune
The community post describes the Village of Bensenville Board of Trustees approval of a new comprehensive plan, which was developed through CMAP's LTA program.

February 3, 2015
DuPage County to compete for federal grant to fix flooding problems by Dawn Rhodes
Published by Chicago Tribune
The article describes DuPage County plans to submit a proposal to the National Disaster Resilience Competition for federal grant funding to address flooding problems. CMAP is helping with a coordinated effort to develop a region-wide plan for improving resiliency to natural disasters.

February 3, 2015
Transportation frustration? It's time to do something about it by Peter Skosey
Published by Crain's Chicago Business
The opinion piece highlights data from CMAP's mobility visualizations site and describes the results of a Metropolitan Planning Council survey of commuters and their transportation frustrations.

February 2, 2015
A new interactive mapping tool showcases Chicago region's mobility infrastructure needs by James Brasuell
Published by Planetizen
The article describes the release of CMAP's mobility visualizations site.

January

January 30, 2015
Chicago planners map "crumbling infrastructure" in exquisite detail by Rachel Dovey
Published by Next City
The article highlights CMAP's mobility visualizations site and explains the process behind its development.

January 31, 2015
New website hopes to help reduce Chicago area traffic jams by Mike Flannery
Aired on FOX 32 News
The news segment highlights data from CMAP's mobility visualizations site.

January 28, 2015
Federal railway administrator returns home
Aired on WBEZ 91.5 Morning Shift
The news segment covers metropolitan Chicago region's transportation needs and national rail issues, including freight and commuter rail infrastructure and funding and CMAP's Joe Szabo is interviewed.  The segment also highlights data from CMAP's mobility visualizations site.

January 26, 2015
Interactive data visualizations of metropolitan Chicago transportation system by Matt Ball
Published by Informed Infrastructure
The article announces the release of CMAP's mobility visualizations site.

January 26, 2015
Online maps will outline Chicago-area's transportation woes, need for money by  Jon Hilkevitch
Published by Chicago Tribune
The article covers the release of CMAP's mobility visualizations site and highlights select data and its relationship to current infrastructure issues.

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