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Below are CMAP-related news stories from the current calendar year. At left are links to previous years' stories since 2010.

December

December 29, 2016
DuPage mayors look ahead to 2017 and look back at accomplishments by Daily Herald
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes top accomplishments by DuPage County municipalities in 2016. Carol Stream Mayor Frank Saverino highlighted the new Carol Stream comprehensive plan, which was completed through CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program.

December 27, 2016
Batavia group seeks vote to remove home rule by Susan Sarkauskas
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes a resident-driven group that has placed a referendum on the April 2017 ballot to determine if Batavia should remain a home rule community.

December 16, 2016
Let's move on from GLBT rail proposal, by Post-Tribune Editorial Board
Published by Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune
This article describes an editorial about the proposed Great Lakes Basin Transportation railroad project. 

December 15, 2016
Pace adds bus routes, new buses in I-90 market expansion program by Illinois Business Daily
Published by Illinois Business Daily.
This article describes Pace's next phase of the I-90 Market Expansion Program, which will include six new bus routes, two new buses and improvements to existing routes. 

December 9, 2016
Good News: IDOT reconsiders trading car lanes for bus lanes on the Drive by Charles Papanek
Published by StreetsBlog Chicago
This article describes ideas to make Lakeshore Drive more bicycle friendly. CMAP's traffic modeling data is mentioned.

December 8, 2016
Growth needs to be more sustainable, experts say at Aurora forum by Steve Lord
Published by Aurora Beacon-News
This article describes CMAP's December ON TO 2050 Big Ideas Forum, "Development at the Edge: The Future of Regional Urbanization," held in Aurora.

December 8, 2016
Chicago Clean Cities recognizes alt-fuel fleets, clean air efforts by Lauren Tyler
Published by Next Gen Transportation News
This article describes the Clean Fuels Champion award CMAP was given by the Clean Cities coalition. 

December 7, 2016
Upgrade to Route 59 train station complete by Steve Lord
Published by Aurora Beacon-News
This article describes the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the completed Route 59 train station in Aurora. CMAP Executive Director Joe Szabo is mentioned.

December 7, 2016
Panel talks suburban sprawl, planning, with 2050 in mind by Susan Sarkauskas
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes CMAP's December ON TO 2050 Big Ideas Forum, "Development at the Edge: The Future of Regional Urbanization," held in Aurora.

December 6, 2016
NWI luring Illinois companies, but why so few? by Joseph S. Pete
Published by the Times of Northwest Indiana
This article describes how Northwest Indiana is attempting to lure companies from Illinois. A CMAP Policy Update on business churn is mentioned.

December 1, 2016
New I-290 Ramp: 8 things to know, by Anicka Slachta
Published by Downers Grove Patch
This article describes the completed $38.3 million bridge connecting eastbound I-290 to eastbound Route 390. The project was partially funded through CMAP's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

November

November 29, 2016
GLBT responds to federal agency request by The Mendota Reporter staff
Published by The Mendota Reporter
This article describes the Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc. response to the Surface Transportation Board for more information on its proposed rail route through Illinois. CMAP's train traffic maps are mentioned.

November 23, 2016
Maine, Northfield Township study launches by Tom Robb
Published by Journal & Topics Newspapers
This article describes an open house held by CMAP for the Maine-Northfield Unincorporated Area plan, which is being developed by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.  CMAP's John Carlisle is mentioned.

November 19, 2016
Why we all need to embrace regionalism by Greg Hinz
Published by Crain's Chicago Business
This article describes the Alliance for Regional Development's fourth annual conference. 

November 15, 2016
Monorail as regional transportation ‘visionary' says Kane board member by Gloria Cass
Published by Eglin Courier-News
This article describes adding innovative ideas to the transportation-of-the-future conversation.
November 15, 2016

Moran: Washington Street in Waukegan eyed for post-mall improvement by Dan Moran
Published by Lake County News-Sun
This article describes the Waukegan Washington Street Commercial Corridor Plan, which was developed by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.

November 11, 2016
Gated apartment community planned in West Dundee by Erin Saunder
Published by Elgin Courier-News
This article describes a proposed apartment complex in West Dundee that officials hope will spur development along the Route 31 corridor. The area was mentioned in CMAP's Fox Valley Homes for a Changing Region Upper Cluster report.

November 9, 2016
Plans for gated community gets green light from West Dundee by Lauren Rohr
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes a proposed apartment complex in West Dundee. The area was mentioned in CMAP's Fox Valley Homes for a Changing Region Upper Cluster report.

November 3, 2016
What you need to know about the transportation lockbox amendment by Bettina Chang
Published by Chicago Magazine
This article describes the Safe Roads Amendment and its possible implications.

November 2, 2016
Passing the Safe Roads Amendment could have unintended consequences by John Greenfield
Published by The Chicago Reader
This article describes the Safe Roads Amendment and its possible implications.

November 1, 2016
Evanston officials move forward with proposal to rework Dodge Avenue by Lee V. Gaines
Published by Evanston Review
This article describes a plan to add bus pull-off and visibility zones for bicyclists. The project is partially funded through CMAP's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

November 1, 2016
Know your ballot: Voters consider constitutional amendment on transportation funding by Nora Shelly
Published by The Daily Northwestern
This article describes the Safe Roads Amendment and its possible implications.

October

A Big Part of the CMAP – Will Co Land Use Sugar Run Creek Study: Truck Traffic, Mobility
Published by WJOL
This article describes the Sugar Run Creek Area Neighborhood Plan that is being developed by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.

October 31, 2016
South Side residents look forward to Red Line extension by Mary Wisniewski
Published by Chicago Tribune
This article describes the proposed $2.3 billion expansion of the CTA's Red Line and the effects the project would have on surrounding neighborhoods. CMAP's Jesse Elam, is mentioned.

October 31, 2016
Chicago teens explore climate resilience by Morgan Linn
Published by Great Lakes Echo
This article describes the Teen Advocates for Community and Environmental Sustainability program funded through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The teens will do their research at the Museum of Science and Industry and partner with CMAP on climate change issues.

October 28, 2016
Opponents emerge against Illinois road fund ballot question
Published by MyWebTimes
This article describes the Safe Roads Amendment and its possible implications.

October 24, 2016
Transportation ‘lockbox' amendment could affect local spending by Dan Petrella
Published by Quad-City Times
This article describes the Safe Roads Amendment and its possible implications.

October 22, 2016
Why you should vote ‘no' on the Safe Roads Amendment by Greg Hinz
Published by Crain's Chicago Business
This article describes the Safe Roads Amendment and its possible implications.

October 21, 2016
Planning consolidation considered unlikely by Tim Zorn
Published by Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune
This article describes a new rule being proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation that could merge CMAP with other regional planning agencies.

October 21, 2016
Plan offers ‘vision' for unincorporated Maine, Northfield neighborhoods, group says  by Jennifer Johnson
Published by Park Ridge Herald-Advocate
This article describes a public meeting for the Maine-Northfield Unincorporated Area Plan being developed by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program. CMAP's John Carlisle is quoted.

October 20, 2016
DuPage River Trail Extension in Naperville Opens Oct. 23 by Scott Viau
Published by Naperville Patch
This article describes the opening of a $2.1 million project to extend the DuPage River Trail in Naperville. The project was partially funded through CMAP's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program.

October 19, 2016
Active Trans launches a new proposal for a Grand Riverfront Trail System by John Greenfield
Published by StreetsBlog Chicago
This article describes the Active Transportation Alliance's action plan to create a continuous trail along the 27 miles of Chicago riverfront that would provide a corridor for pedestrians and bicyclists. The plan was supported by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program. 

October 17, 2016
Calumet area community leaders meet to address flooding issues by Donna Vickroy
Published by Daily Southtown
This article describes flooding issues near the Calumet region. CMAP and other partners hosted an event in the area to explain a proposed Complete Streets project.

October 12, 2016
IDOT chief: Route 53 extension won't go to Rauner without ‘significant support' by Marni Pyke
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes former CMAP Executive Director Randy Blankenhorn's thoughts on the Route 53 project's future.

October 11, 2016
Brolley named to CMAP regional planning board, by Kendall County Now
Published by Oswego Ledger
This article describes Matt Brolley, Mongomery village president, appointment to the CMAP board. 

October 9, 2016
‘Pandora's Box' a better name for ‘lockbox' amendment by Jim Dey
Published by The News-Gazette
This article describes the Safe Roads Amendment and its possible implications.

October 6, 2016
First phase of North Branch Trail extension opens, by Forest Preserves of Cook County
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes the 1.8 mile southern extension of the North Branch Trail, which will enhance connectivity with existing trails and expose residents to a new trail. The extension was partially funded by CMAP's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

October 6, 2016
Des Plaines pays for new comprehensive plan
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes a new comprehensive plan for Des Plaines, which is being developed by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.

September

 
September 30, 2016
Published by Mass Transit Magazine
This article describes CTA's plans to move forward with the $2.3 billion extension of the Red Line to 130th Street. 
 
September 22, 2016
Planning and the driverless car by Charles Bartling
Published by Evanston Now
This article describes CMAP's 2050 Big Ideas Forum, "Have We Reached Peak Driving?" held at Northwestern University of September 22, 2016.
 
September 22, 2016
Published by Crain's Chicago Business
This article discusses CMAP's Travel Trends Snapshot and the possible decline in driving. CMAP staff, Elizabeth Irvin, is mentioned. 
 
September 20, 2016
Published by the Chicago Tribune
This article discusses ways to improve biking and walking in Park Ridge. 
 
September 13, 2016
Published by Streetsblog Chicago
This article describes CDOT's proposed bike lane infrastructure upgrades. 
 
September 9, 2016
Published by the Daily Herald
This article discusses the ground breaking ceremony for a new trail in DuPage County's Forest Preserve District.  
 
September 9, 2016
Published by the Daily Southtown
This article discusses communities that will take part in a study to help the Great Lakes region incorporate climate data in to developmental and capital improvement plans.
 
September 7, 2016
Published by the Journal Online
This article discusses how a set of committees will focus on ways to relieve truck congestion around O'Hare International Airport and the next phase of plans for ON TO 2050.
 
September 7, 2016
Published by the DuPage Policy Journal
This article discusses the ground breaking ceremony for a new trail in DuPage County's Forest Preserve District.  CMAP executive direct, Joseph Szabo, is mentioned. 
 

August

August 24, 2016
Published by Courier-News
This article discusses the plans for Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor project, and cites CMAP data.
 
August 24, 2016
Published by Journal & Topics Online
This article describes the Our Great Rivers initiative and its plan to improve the quality of the three major rivers that run through the region.
 
August 24, 2016
Published by Next City
This article discusses a grant received by American Planning Association from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that will help five Chicago-area communities use climate data to address climate extremes.
 
August 20, 2016
Published by Herald-News
This article discusses a field trip to the BNSF and Union Pacific intermodal facilities in Joliet. CMAP staff Kelwin Harris is quoted.
 
August 17, 2016
Published by TimeOut Chicago
This article reports on the Our Great Rivers initiative and its plan to improve the quality of the three major rivers that run through the region.
 
August 16, 2016
Published by Streeetsblog Chicago
This article discusses biking in Chicago's Chinatown and references the Chinatown Community Vision Plan, which was developed by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program.
 
August 15, 2016
Published by Aurora Beacon-News
This article discusses shared services between Oswego, Yorkville, and Montgomery to save costs. The work is partially based on the Oswego, Montgomery, and Yorkville Shared Service Study, developed through CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.
 
August 11, 2016
Published by Streetsblog Chicago
This article describes the introduction of a proposed ordinance that will create a TIF district for the North Side CTA Red Line in order to rebuild tracks and stations. The project will receive partial funding through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 

July

July 25, 2016
Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle
This article covers Homewood Disposal's ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new CNG fueling facility in Homewood. The project received partial funding through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 
July 22, 2016
Published by Daily Herald
This article reports on CMAP's call for public input on the ON TO 2050 comprehensive regional plan. 
 
July 19, 2016
Published by Streetsblog Chicago
This article discusses Cook County's new long range transportation plan, "Connecting Cook County".  
 
July 13, 2016
Published by Chicago Tribune
This article describes the release of Cook County's new long-range transportation plan, "Connecting Cook County".
 
July 12, 2016
Published by Chicago Citizen Weekly
This article describes the development of the North Lawndale Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan, which is being developed by the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council and CMAP' Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.
 
July 5, 2016
Published by Northwest Herald
This article describes the approval of the McHenry County Board to move forward on the widening of Randall Road.  The project received partial funding through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 

June

June 21, 2016
Published by Rockford Star
This article discusses the Rockford Housing Authority's increase of security at in its public housing and its plans to participate in the Regional Housing Initiative (RHI) overseen by CMAP.
 
June 17, 2016
Published by Post-Tribune
This article describes updates on the proposed $8 billion, 278-mile freight line project from Milton, Wis., to LaPorte County to provide a bypass for the congested Chicago rail yard. CMAP's Tom Kotarac is quoted.
 
June 17, 2016
Published by Elgin Courier-News
This article covers a CMAP Outreach Workshop held in Elgin, IL on June 14, 2016.  CMAP's Andres Torres is featured. 
 
June 14, 2016
Published by eNews Park Forest
This article previews an outreach workshop in Park Forest. 
 
June 14, 2016
Published by the Courier-News
This articles previews a CMAP Outreach Workshop in Elgin. 
 
June 11, 2016
Published by Crain's Chicago Business
This article describes income and educational disparities within Chicago using data drawn from the U.S. Census, and verified in part by CMAP.  
 
June 9, 2016
Published by Aurora Beacon-News
This article covers the proposed joint construction of a water treatment plant by Oswego, Yorkville, and Montgomery. CMAP data is mentioned. 
 
June 8, 2016
Published by Daily Southtown
This article describes the retirement of former CMAP board member, Edward W. Paesel.  
 
June 6, 2016
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes the expense of building new bike-pedestrian facilities in suburban areas as well as constraints due to state budget issues. The project received partial funding the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 
June 3, 2016
Published by Chicago Tribune
This article describes the $2 million in state grant money towards the enhancement of the Aurora Transportation Center.  The project received partial funding through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
 

May

May 31, 2016
Published by The Guardian
This article describes a transit oriented development (TOD)in Austin, Texas with no parking spaces included. Chicago's parking elimination TOD ordinance was mentioned. CMAP's Lindsay Bayley was quoted. 
 
May 27, 2016
Published by the Buffalo Grove Countryside
This article discusses the extension of Route 53 and contention amongst community groups that once supported the project. CMAP's executive director Joe Szabo was quoted. 
 
May 27, 2016
Published by the Chicago Tribune
This article discusses increased unemployment in the Chicago metro area and beyond. CMAP's Brian Peterson was quoted.
 
May 25, 2016
Planning Method Offers Way to Prioritize Pedestrian, Bike Projects by Sandy Smith
Published by Next City
This article discusses a study conducted by UIC's Urban Transportation Center.  From the study, a scoring rubric determined how to best allocate $800,000 in CMAQ funds for pedestrian and cyclist improvements. 
 
May 24, 2016
App seeks input to improve Lake County bike trails by Dan Moran
Published by the Lake County News-Sun
This article is an OpEd piece about bicycle-friendly roads and National Bike Month and promotes CMAP's bicycle usage survey.
 

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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