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August 26, 2016   Economy Industry Clusters Workforce

Advanced industry growth in the Chicago region

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) regional economic indicators  microsite  features key measures of metropolitan Chicago's economy and, where applicable,... Read More About Advanced industry growth in the Chicago region

Freight land use clusters in northeastern Illinois

Freight is a critical component of the regional economy in northeastern Illinois and generates significant transportation demand across multiple modes. While much of the Chicago Metropolitan... Read More About Freight land use clusters in northeastern Illinois
July 28, 2016  

Use of local transportation user fees in northeastern Illinois

Municipalities across northeastern Illinois are responsible for more than 20,000 miles of roadway, accounting for nearly 70 percent of regionwide mileage.  The region's transportation... Read More About Use of local transportation user fees in northeastern Illinois
July 27, 2016  

FTA publishes transit asset management rule

On July 26, 2016, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released a final rule on transit asset management. It is part of a series of new federal performance-measurement rules initiated... Read More About FTA publishes transit asset management rule
July 8, 2016  

Legislation creates an innovative mechanism to fund major transit infrastructure

Our region's transportation network is one of its most important assets, key to our economic prosperity. While our transportation system enjoys a global reputation, it is aging quickly and... Read More About Legislation creates an innovative mechanism to fund major transit infrastructure
July 8, 2016   Economy Transportation

Springfield update on stopgap budget

Public Acts 99-0523 and 99-0524 provide stopgap appropriations and corresponding budget implementation legislation, enacted on June 30, 2016, provide appropriation authorization for fiscal... Read More About Springfield update on stopgap budget

The Chicago region's recovering labor markets

CMAP's regional economic indicators microsite features key measures of metropolitan Chicago's economy and, where applicable, compares these measures to peer metropolitan areas.  The... Read More About The Chicago region's recovering labor markets
May 18, 2016   Data Demographics Data

Population change in the CMAP region

The residents of the Chicago region are its strongest asset and as such are vital to the region's continued economic success. Every year, the U.S. Census Bureau releases data on migration and ... Read More About Population change in the CMAP region
May 11, 2016   Economy Tax Policy Roads

Sales tax rebates remain prevalent in northeastern Illinois

In Illinois, municipalities and counties receive sales tax revenue based on the location of sales.  This structure has resulted in the rise of an economic development incentive called a... Read More About Sales tax rebates remain prevalent in northeastern Illinois

Commute trends of CMAP region freight and manufacturing workers

Metropolitan Chicago's workforce is one of the most important factors in a strong regional economy.  An integral element -- regional workforce mobility, measured in this Policy Update by... Read More About Commute trends of CMAP region freight and manufacturing workers
March 31, 2016   Transportation Freight

Rail safety proposed rule on minimum staffing announced

A new CMAP Policy Update describes a proposed rule that would require a minimum of two crewmembers for all railroad operations except those that do not pose a significant safety risk. Read More About Rail safety proposed rule on minimum staffing announced

Export growth in our region’s manufacturing industries

CMAP's regional economic indicators microsite features key measures of metropolitan Chicago's economy and, where applicable, compares these measures to peer metropolitan areas.  The... Read More About Export growth in our region’s manufacturing industries

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
February 26, 2016   Data Transportation Roads

Crash scans show relationship between congestion and crash rates

A new CMAP Policy Update describes recent analysis that links crash frequency and congestion on the region's expressways. Read More About Crash scans show relationship between congestion and crash rates
February 26, 2016   GO TO 2040

Governor Releases FY17 Budget Proposal

On February 17, 2016, Governor Rauner released his second budget request.  The fiscal year (FY) 2017 proposal includes $36.3 billion in the operating budget and $18.6 billion in the capital... Read More About Governor Releases FY17 Budget Proposal
January 29, 2016   Economy Workforce

Governor releases draft state 2016-20 workforce development plan

This week, Governor Rauner's office released a draft five-year workforce development plan for the State of Illinois.  The plan fulfills new federal requirements established by the ... Read More About Governor releases draft state 2016-20 workforce development plan
January 21, 2016   Freight

Proposed railroad merger would have unknown but significant impacts on the region

In recent months, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has expressed interest in purchasing the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), which the NS has opposed .  CP argues that the combined... Read More About Proposed railroad merger would have unknown but significant impacts on the region
January 8, 2016   GO TO 2040

Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates task force report

The Task Force on Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates , created by Executive Order 15-15 , submitted a series of recommendations to the Governor on December 17, 2015. ... Read More About Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates task force report
December 17, 2015   Data Economy Demographics Data

Changes in household income in northeastern Illinois

On December 3, 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2010-2014   American Community Survey   (ACS) 5-year estimates.  The ACS collects information such as ancestry,... Read More About Changes in household income in northeastern Illinois

Commute time trends in the CMAP region

On December 3, 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. The ACS collects information such as ancestry, educational attainment,... Read More About Commute time trends in the CMAP region

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