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April 7, 2014

TFIC Releases $1.8 Billion Proposal for State Transportation Funding

The Transportation for Illinois Coalition proposal would support both pay-as-you-go spending and bonding for state transportation needs. Read More About TFIC Releases $1.8 Billion Proposal for State Transportation Funding
April 2, 2014

Updating the GO TO 2040 Implementation Action Areas

The GO TO 2040 update process has allowed CMAP to enhance the alignment of plan recommendations with responsible parties to reflect progress and other variables. Read More About Updating the GO TO 2040 Implementation Action Areas
March 28, 2014

Governor's Budget Address

Governor Quinn's FY15 budget proposal would affect GO TO 2040 priorities for tax policy and infrastructure. Read More About Governor's Budget Address
March 27, 2014

Civic Federation Releases Plan to Balance State Budget

The Civic Federation released its FY 2015 budget roadmap for Illinois, which would eliminate the State's $5.4 billion backlog of unpaid bills. Read More About Civic Federation Releases Plan to Balance State Budget
March 19, 2014

Report Analyzes Illinois Corporate Income Tax Payments

A Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois and Illinois Chamber of Commerce report looks at the roles that tax deductions and credits play in reducing tax liability. Read More About Report Analyzes Illinois Corporate Income Tax Payments
March 18, 2014

White House Releases FY 2015 Budget Proposal

A CMAP Policy Update looks at regional and national implications of the Obama Administration's proposed 3.9 trillion budget for federal fiscal year 2015. Read More About White House Releases FY 2015 Budget Proposal
February 28, 2014

Obama Administration Releases Vision for Reauthorization Bill, Announces TIGER VI

On February 26, 2014, President Obama outlined the Administration's vision for a four-year, $302 billion transportation reauthorization bill.  He also announced the sixth round of the... Read More About Obama Administration Releases Vision for Reauthorization Bill, Announces TIGER VI
February 18, 2014

Selecting and Updating GO TO 2040 Indicators

The GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan established a series of indicators and related targets to gauge implementation progress. As described previously , CMAP has initiated an update to... Read More About Selecting and Updating GO TO 2040 Indicators
January 31, 2014

Springfield Update on State of the State Address and CMAP 2014 Legislative Agenda and Framework

Legislators convened in Springfield for the second spring session of the 98 th Illinois General Assembly on January 28, 2014.  This Springfield Update discusses the Governor's State of the... Read More About Springfield Update on State of the State Address and CMAP 2014 Legislative Agenda and Framework
January 30, 2014

Examining the Fiscal and Economic Impacts of Local Development Decisions

Land use decisions by local governments have profound effects not just for their communities, but also for the region as a whole.  By understanding both the local and regional implications... Read More About Examining the Fiscal and Economic Impacts of Local Development Decisions
January 29, 2014

Sales Tax Rebate Database Analysis Highlights Prevalence of Rebate Agreements in Metropolitan Chicago

The structure and duration of sales tax rebate agreements greatly influence the level of public funds local governments use to attract and retain businesses and developments.  CMAP's... Read More About Sales Tax Rebate Database Analysis Highlights Prevalence of Rebate Agreements in Metropolitan Chicago
January 28, 2014

Updating the GO TO 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan

Since GO TO 2040 was adopted in October 2010, the issues addressed in our region's comprehensive plan have seen many far-reaching changes.  CMAP has initiated an "update" of GO TO 2040 as... Read More About Updating the GO TO 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan
January 21, 2014

Congress Releases Omnibus Appropriations Bill for FY14

On January 17, 2014, the President signed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill for federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, which ends September 30, 2014. Combining 12 separate appropriations bills, the... Read More About Congress Releases Omnibus Appropriations Bill for FY14
January 10, 2014

CMAP Report Examines Opportunities for Reorienting State and Regional Economic Development Practices

Metropolitan Chicago is home to a highly diverse and globally competitive economy.  To sustain the region's economic vitality, the GO TO 2040 comprehensive plan recommends organizing the... Read More About CMAP Report Examines Opportunities for Reorienting State and Regional Economic Development Practices
December 21, 2013

Highway Jurisdictions and Funding in Illinois (Part One) -- State Transportation Revenue Sharing with Local Governments

GO TO 2040 calls on transportation agencies to implement performance-based funding , a transparent, data-driven approach for making investment decisions.  While CMAP's past research on... Read More About Highway Jurisdictions and Funding in Illinois (Part One) -- State Transportation Revenue Sharing with Local Governments
December 14, 2013

CMAP Guiding Principles for the Draft Primary Freight Network

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) recently released the draft Primary Freight Network (PFN) in the Federal Register. As mentioned in a previous  Policy Update ,... Read More About CMAP Guiding Principles for the Draft Primary Freight Network
December 6, 2013

Legislation Would Establish VMT Fee Pilot Program

On December 3, 2013, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a national vehicle miles traveled (VMT) fee pilot program.  VMT fees would charge drivers a fee... Read More About Legislation Would Establish VMT Fee Pilot Program
November 22, 2013

Chicago Infrastructure Trust approves first project

In April 2012, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance establishing the Chicago Infrastructure Trust , a nonprofit corporation to fund infrastructure enhancements via alternative... Read More About Chicago Infrastructure Trust approves first project
November 21, 2013

New Draft Proposal Recommends Fifteen-Cent Increase to Federal Gas Tax

The rising cost of construction and operations for transportation projects, coupled with inflation, has significantly undercut the purchasing power of federal and state motor fuel tax (MFT)... Read More About New Draft Proposal Recommends Fifteen-Cent Increase to Federal Gas Tax

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