On this page you'll find the latest CMAP weekly updates, press releases, and other related content. Also see our CMAP Media Archive for links to CMAP-related news stories from 2010 that are searchable by topic and date. "News Products" feature CMAP press releases and other related content from past years. Visit the CMAP YouTube channel for a collection of videos, including news coverage. Please direct any press inquiries to CMAP communications director Tom Garritano (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-386-8609) or communications senior Tina Fassett-Smith (email@example.com or 312-386-8786).
Below are some recent CMAP news products. See the main News Products page for more from the current year and previous ones.
NEWS RELEASE: Metropolitan Chicago begins development of new ON TO 2050 comprehensive regional plan
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), its partners, and stakeholders study topics for potential emphasis in long-range strategy for quality of life and economic prosperity of seven-county region. Read more in a press release.
NEWS RELEASE: Twenty-two new projects direct resources to communities for local implementation of GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan, 10-21-15
Fifth round of Local Technical Assistance projects will support communities in building a strong, livable, and prosperous region. Read more in a press release.
NEWS RELEASE: Five-year, $301.8 million transportation program adds 60 projects to reduce congestion, improve air quality, and enhance non-motorized travel in metropolitan Chicago, 10-14-15
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning approves federal surface transportation investments that support implementation of the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan. Read more in a press release.
NEWS RELEASE: Joseph C. Szabo tapped to lead the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, 6-10-15
New executive director has varied experience in local, state, federal governments, civic affairs, and transportation. Read more in a press release.
Chinatown residents, business owners, community organizations, and leaders meet to approve first comprehensive plan for historic neighborhood. Read more in a press release.
NEWS RELEASE: Amtrak honors former federal rail administrator, current CMAP senior fellow, 3-10-15
Key facility now named the Joseph C. Szabo Chicago Control Center. Read more in a press release.
CMAP Media Tip Sheet
This March tip sheet contains information on the 2015 legislative agenda and framework, national implications of metropolitan Chicago's freight system, new housing toolkit, and more.