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October 17, 2014

CMAP Weekly Update, 10-17-14

Get all the latest agency news in our weekly email, sent each Friday to partners and stakeholders. Read More About CMAP Weekly Update, 10-17-14
October 17, 2014

Report highlights regional transit governance systems

The Eno Center for Transportation report profiles the governance and funding of transit systems in six major metropolitan areas. Read More About Report highlights regional transit governance systems
October 16, 2014

Over two dozen new projects added to CMAP LTA program

Twenty-five new projects led by local governments and nonprofits will receive CMAP staff assistance or grants to drive implementation of the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan. Read More About Over two dozen new projects added to CMAP LTA program
October 9, 2014

GO TO 2040 updated in accordance with federal law

Please visit www.cmap.illinois.gov/2040 for all GO TO 2040 plan materials. Read More About GO TO 2040 updated in accordance with federal law
October 1, 2014

Federal Freight and Transportation Action Roundup

This year has seen increased Congressional interest in freight and transportation, including two bills, two proposals, and a report on P3s. Read More About Federal Freight and Transportation Action Roundup
September 24, 2014

House Committee Advances Passenger Rail Bill

The Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2014 would authorize $5.8 billion in core spending for Amtrak through FY 2018, along with enacting various reforms. Read More About House Committee Advances Passenger Rail Bill
September 19, 2014

Tenure and Vacancy Trends in Metropolitan Chicago’s Housing Stock

Homeownership and vacancy rates in northeastern Illinois have begun to decrease over the past few years, mirroring national trends. Read More About Tenure and Vacancy Trends in Metropolitan Chicago’s Housing Stock
September 4, 2014

Revised GO TO 2040 plan update materials

Over a year ago, staff began the process of updating the GO TO 2040 plan, as required by federal law. CMAP released a full draft plan update for a 50-day public comment period from June 13 to... Read More About Revised GO TO 2040 plan update materials
August 14, 2014

Alternative Unemployment Measures Help Contextualize the Economic Downturn

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 Alternative Unemployment Measures Help Contextualize the Economic Downturn
July 31, 2014

Local Government Consolidation Efforts in Northeastern Illinois

Evanston and River Forest Townships have explored ways to consolidate operations with their surrounding municipalities. Read More About Local Government Consolidation Efforts in Northeastern Illinois
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