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May 20, 2016  

CMAP Weekly Update, 5-20-16

Get all the latest agency news in our weekly email, sent each Friday to partners and stakeholders. Read More About CMAP Weekly Update, 5-20-16
May 18, 2016  

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  

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
May 10, 2016  

CMAP Local Technical Assistance and RTA Community Planning programs

Unfortunately, due to state budget issues, neither CMAP nor RTA will be issuing a call for local technical assistance or community planning projects this year. Read More About CMAP Local Technical Assistance and RTA Community Planning programs
April 26, 2016  

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
April 11, 2016  

CMAP bicycle usage survey to help with analysis of bicycle facility improvements

CMAP is developing an analysis tool to help us better determine the relative benefits of implementing different types of bicycle facility improvements. Read More About CMAP bicycle usage survey to help with analysis of bicycle facility improvements
April 4, 2016  

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
March 31, 2016  

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
March 29, 2016  

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
March 20, 2016  

Reinstating the Comprehensive Regional Planning Fund

CMAP worked with Reps. Elaine Nekritz, Anna Moeller, and Sen. Daniel Biss to introduce HB6286 and SB2966, bills aimed to reinstate the statewide Comprehensive Regional Planning Fund. Read More About Reinstating the Comprehensive Regional Planning Fund
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CMAP is...

CMAP is the comprehensive regional planning agency for metropolitan Chicago.

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CMAP is leading the implementation of GO TO 2040, the long-range plan for northeastern Illinois.

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CMAP is 284 municipalities and seven counties working in collaboration to ensure sustainable prosperity and quality of life.

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CMAP is overseen by an uncompensated board appointed by the region's municipal and county leaders.

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CMAP is the recent recipient of awards from the American Planning Association, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Transportation Research Board, and more.

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Partner Spotlight

IEPA safeguards the state's natural resources from pollution and provides a healthy environment for its citizens.
 
The WCGL is a not-for-profit intergovernmental organization of 30 municipalities and Will County, representing over 675,000 residents.
Instituto del Progreso Latino contributes to the development of Latino immigrants and their families through education, training, and employment.
CUPPA is committeed to providing innovative urban planning and public management education that puts engaged research to purposeful use.
 
Prairie State College is a two-year community college offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education.
NHS is a nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization committeed to helping homeowners and neighborhoods throughout Chicago, South Suburban Cook County, and Elgin.
 
CDOT keeps the city's surface transportation networks and public way safe for users, environmentally sustainable, and in a state of good repairs.
The Lan-Oak Park District strives to enhance the quality of life for all Lansing residents by providing clean, safe parks, and well-developed recreational facilities. 
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