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October 26, 2016   Transportation Strategic Investment

Chicago Establishes the Downtown Loading Zone Reform Pilot Program

The City of Chicago will launch a Downtown Loading Zone Reform pilot program in 2017 to convert business-paid commercial loading zones to user-paid loading zones in the central business... Read More About Chicago Establishes the Downtown Loading Zone Reform Pilot Program
September 16, 2016   Strategic Investment

Call for ON TO 2050 Regionally Significant Projects

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is our region's official comprehensive planning organization.  The agency and its partners are developing ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive... Read More About Call for ON TO 2050 Regionally Significant Projects

Unmet transportation needs

The Metropolitan Planning Council pegs our state's infrastructure needs at $43 million over the next decade Read More About Unmet transportation needs

FHWA publishes national performance management measure for safety

This week the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published the final rule implementing National Performance Management Measures for highway safety. Read More About FHWA publishes national performance management measure for safety

Congress passes transportation reauthorization bill

On December 3, 2015, Congress passed the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a five-year (FY 2016-20), $280 billion transportation reauthorization bill. Both chambers passed... Read More About Congress passes transportation reauthorization bill

U.S. DOT releases National Freight Strategic Plan

This Policy Update describes the major components of the recently released National Freight Strategic Plan. Read More About U.S. DOT releases National Freight Strategic Plan

Proposed CMAQ/TAP projects available for public review

CMAP has released the proposed projects for its Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program and Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Read More About Proposed CMAQ/TAP projects available for public review

GO TO 2040/FFY 2014-19 TIP Conformity Analysis and TIP Amendment comment period

See the amendment that would add two projects and a handful of modifications to existing projects to CMAP's Transportation Implementation Program. Read More About GO TO 2040/FFY 2014-19 TIP Conformity Analysis and TIP Amendment comment period

High school summer program introduces students to opportunities in planning

Forty-five high school students from across the seven-county region participated in the eighth session of Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) spending July 10-17, 2015, learning about the many... Read More About High school summer program introduces students to opportunities in planning

Amtrak reauthorization bill introduced in Senate

On June 18, 2015, the Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act (RREEA), a $9 billion, four-year Amtrak reauthorization bill, was introduced in the U.S. Senate. It was marked up... Read More About Amtrak reauthorization bill introduced in Senate

Senate transportation bill establishes new freight program

A Policy Update highlights the freight provisions in the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee text for the proposed DRIVE act, a six-year transportation reauthorization bill. Read More About Senate transportation bill establishes new freight program

Replacing the state motor fuel tax

There is growing consensus that continued reliance on the motor fuel tax (MFT) is not an appropriate long-term solution for transportation funding.  Despite being one of the primary... Read More About Replacing the state motor fuel tax

State of Illinois FY15 Budget Modifications Approved

A Policy Update describes legislation intended to close gaps in the state budget for Fiscal Year 2015 by sweeping $1.3 billion from various special funds and applying a 2.25 percent reduction in... Read More About State of Illinois FY15 Budget Modifications Approved

Governor Releases FY16 Budget Proposal

This Policy Update analyzes Governor Rauner's budget FY16 proposal in light of CMAP and GO TO 2040 priorities. Read More About Governor Releases FY16 Budget Proposal

Obama Administration Releases Transportation Reauthorization Proposal

The White House proposed a $478 billion, six-year transportation reauthorization program as part of its FY16 budget request. Read More About Obama Administration Releases Transportation Reauthorization Proposal
January 28, 2015   Transportation Strategic Investment

Reasonably Expected Revenues for the Regional Transportation System

While transportation is still a significant strength of northeastern Illinois, the region must enhance its existing funding streams and implement new revenue sources to support investments in the... Read More About Reasonably Expected Revenues for the Regional Transportation System

Congress Passes Omnibus Appropriations Bill for FY15

A CMAP Policy Update looks at regional and national implications of the omnibus appropriations bill for federal fiscal year 2015. Read More About Congress Passes Omnibus Appropriations Bill for FY15

Veto Session Update

New Policy Update describes the Illinois General Assembly's recently adjourned two-week veto session and legislative initiatives that affect CMAP or are of interest to CMAP and its partners. Read More About Veto Session Update

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