Posted on December 21, 2012 3:41 PM
CMAP News Coverage, 11-1 to 11-15-12
November 8, 2012
A Regional Oasis: Interactive Display on Chicago’s Regional Plan by Trevor Dick and Peter Skosey
Published by American Planning Association
TOPICS: LTA, Land Use, Transportation, GO TO 2040
The blog post by CMAP’s Trevor Dick and Metropolitan Planning Council’s Peter Skosey previews next April's American Planning Association (APA) National Planning Conference, which will be held in Chicago. The piece describes a booth that will feature local examples of GO TO 2040 implementation from throughout the region.
November 7, 2012
Get an Update on Plainfield’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan Nov.14 by Shannon Antinori
Published by Patch.com
TOPICS: LTA, Transportation
The article previewed the second public meeting for development of the Village of Plainfield's comprehensive transportation plan. The project is through CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.
November 6, 2012
As Addams rebuilding looms, Pace preparing new bus routes for it by Richard Wronski
Published by Chicago Tribune
TOPICS: Transportation, CMAQ
The article covers the Pace and Tollway plans to implement bus service on the additional new lane planned for the I-90 Addams expressway. The federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) administered by CMAP is contributing $38 million to the project.
November 6, 2012
Chicago urban farm district could be the biggest in the nation by Lori Rotenberk
Published by Grist
TOPICS: LTA, Local Food, Land Use
The article covers Chicago's plans for a "green belt" strongly focused on urban agriculture in the Englewood neighborhood, which is a component of the Green Healthy Neighborhoods land use plan under development through CMAP's LTA program in partnership with the City of Chicago, LISC/Chicago, Teamwork Englewood, and the Washington Park Consortium.
November 1, 2012
Congestion Pricing Could Be Next Traffic Fighter by Tim Healey
Published by Web2Carz
TOPICS: Congestion Pricing, Transportation
The article covers CMAP’s Congestion Pricing initiative and website www.cmap.illinois.gov/congestion-pricing, based on computer-model analysis that demonstrates the need for congestion pricing as a tool to manage traffic for faster, reliable travel times.