MPO Policy Committee
The MPO Policy Committee is designated by the governor of Illinois and northeastern Illinois local officials as the region's Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). It is the decision-making body for all regional transportation plans and programs for this area. The MPO Policy Committee plans, develops and maintains an affordable, safe and efficient transportation system for the region, providing the forum through which local decision makers develop regional plans and programs.
On March 14, 2007, the MPO Policy Committee and the CMAP Board adopted a Memorandum of Understanding with regard to transportation planning and programming in Northeastern Illinois. The agreement covers the working relationship between the two boards, whose responsibilities are defined in the Regional Planning Act and federal legislation. By adopting this agreement, the MPO Policy Committee and CMAP Board affirmed their commitment to coordinate and integrate the region's planning for land use and transportation in an open and collaborative process.
2016 Meeting Schedule
The MPO Policy Committee meetings are held on the second Thursday of January, March, June and October at the CMAP offices at 9:30 a.m. with the exception of the October meeting. The October meeting is a joint meeting with the CMAP Board Committee and is held on the second Wednesday.
- January 14, 2016
- March 10, 2016
- June 9, 2016
- October 12, 2016
MPO Policy Committee
|Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)||Rebekah Scheinfeld||Commissioner||Chicago Department of Transportation|
|Council of Mayors||Jeffrey Schielke||Mayor||City of Batavia|
|Cook||John Yonan||Superintendent of Transportation & Highways||Cook County|
|DuPage||Thomas Cuculich||Chief of Staff||DuPage County|
|Kane||Christopher J. Lauzen||County Board Chair||Kane County|
|Kendall||John Shaw||County Board Chair||Kendall County|
|Lake||Aaron Lawlor**||County Board Chair||Lake County|
|McHenry||Joseph Gottemoller||County Board Chair||McHenry County|
|Will||Lawrence Walsh||County Executive||Will County|
|Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)||Kay Batey||Division Administrator||FHWA|
|Federal Transit Administration (FTA)||Marisol Simon||Regional Administrator||FTA|
|Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)||Frank Beal||Senior Executive||Civic Consulting Alliance|
|Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)||Elliott Hartstein||Former Village President||Village of Buffalo Grove (Lake)|
|Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)||Leanne Redden||Executive Director||RTA|
|Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)||Dorval Carter||President||CTA|
|Class I Railroads||Liisa Lawson Stark||Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs||Union Pacific Railroad|
|Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)||Randall S. Blankenhorn*||Secretary||IDOT|
|Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA)||Greg Bedalov||Executive Director||ISTHA|
|METRA||Don Orseno|| |
|Private Providers||John C. McCarthy||President||Continental Airport Express|
Metropolitan Planning Area
The Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) is the region in which the federally-regulated metropolitan transportation planning process must be carried out. The MPA encompasses the Census-defined urbanized area and the contiguous geographic area(s) likely to become urbanized within the next 20 years. Portions of the Chicago, IL-IN urbanized area extend into northwest Indiana. By agreement, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission assumes responsibility for these areas. By a similar agreement, the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission assumes responsibility for the portion of the Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake, IL-WI urbanized area that extends into Wisconsin.
The 2010 Census included portions of DeKalb County in northeastern Illinois' urbanized area. In June, 2013 the CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee approved expanding the MPA to include Sandwich and Somonauk townships in DeKalb County. The Governor approved the expanded MPA in September, 2014.
In addition to planning for the urbanized area, the MPO Policy Committee is responsible for transportation planning in the air quality nonattainment area. The nonattainment area includes Goose Lake Township in Grundy County, which is outside the MPA. An agreement between Grundy County and CMAP establishes that CMAP is responsible for federally-regulated transportation planning in this township.
1981 MPO Designation Letter
CMAP/IDOT/RTA and Service Boards Agreement 2009
CMAP/NIRPC/IDOT/INDOT Cooperative Agreement
CMAP/SEWRPC/IDOT/WisDOT Cooperative Agreement
Transportation/Air Quality Planning Agreement for Goose Lake Township
CMAP/IEPA Agreement for Coordination of Air Quality Related Transportation Planning
Certification of the Planning Process
5307/5340 Designated and Direct Recipients
5310 Designated Recipients
IL/IN Urbanized Area split of 5307/5340
IL/WI Urbanized Area split of 5307/5340
MPA Boundary Endorsement
MPA Boundary Governor Approval