Shared Path 2030 Process for Years 2004 - 2007
The 2030 Regional Transportation Plan for northeastern Illinois was adopted by the Policy Committee of the Chicago Area Transportation Study in October, 2003 and updated by the Board of CMAP and the MPO Policy Committee in October, 2006. To comply with new federal regulations, another update was adopted in 2007. Periodic minor updates are expected until the 2040 Regional Comprehensive Plan is completed in 2010. The information below serves as the Shared Path 2030 process documentation for the years 2004-2007. Shared Path 2030 Process documentation for years 2001-2003 is available on CD from CMAP. For both spans of years, the day-to-day work of compiling the Regional Transportation Plan was accomplished by the CATS Regional Transportation Plan Committee, whose duties have now been assumed CMAP Transportation Committee.
Plan Development Activities
Shared Path 2030 plan development activities follow in reverse chronological order.
Among other activities, the RTP Committee considered comments on the draft updates to the 2030 Regional Transportation Plan recommended approval of the Update.
Meeting Notes March 7
Public Comment Disposition Matrix
Environment Natural Resources Comm. Comments
Public Agency and Partner Comment Disposition Matrix
Draft 2030 Regional Transportation Plan Update
March 24 - April 23: Public Comment Period on Draft RTP Update.
The Work Program Committee has released the draft update of the 2030 RTP for a public comment period. The public comment period extended until April 23.
Produced in partnership by CMAP and the MPO Policy Committee, the RTP Update brought the 2030 Regional Transportation Plan into compliance with new federal requirements but will not change capital projects (which were updated within the 2006 Capital Element Update, below). Comments could be submitted via telephone, fax, e-mail or U.S. Mail. To further facilitate comments, a public meeting was held at CMAP from 3 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 2.
The RTP Committee continued its review of the draft Regional Transportation Plan 2007 Update. The Committee recommended release of the document for public comment.
The RTP Committee reviewed the draft Regional Transportation Plan 2007 Update, among other items.
Attachment 1: Meeting Notes November 9
Attachment 2: Draft RTP Update Chapter 1
Attachment 3: Draft RTP Update Chapter 3
Attachment 4: 2030 RTP as Of 10/2003 (excerpts)
Attachment 5: 2006 Public Involvement Final Report
The RTP Committee reviewed agency approvals of the Capital Element Update and public involvement activities. The committee also considered activities related to an update in 2007 required to make the 2030 Regional Transportation Plan compliant with the provisions of federal funding legislation (SAFETEA-LU).
October 12, 2006 (Thursday) Policy Committee 10:00 a.m.
Following the Shared Path 2030 process, the September 29 recommendation by the CATS Work Program Committee, and the approval of the CMAP Board, the MPO Policy Committee approved the 2006 Capital Element Update to the 2030 Regional Transportation Plan.
Along with the RTP update, the Policy Committee and the CMAP Board also approved the air quality analysis.
The FY 2007-2012 Transportation Improvement Program was also approved with the RTP. For information about the Transportation Improvement Program, see the TIP Page
Public Engagement and Outreach.
Other public involvement activities in support of the 2006 Capital Element Update are posted at http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/shared-path-2030/outreach.
At its September meeting, the RTP Committee considered the draft capital element update of the Regional Transportation Plan, along with the results of public involvement activities used to help develop the plan. The RTP Committee sent the draft to the Work Program Committee review. The RTP Committee also reviewed plan implementation efforts and received an update on the consultant contract to inventory regional travel.
July 31 - August 29, 2006. Public Comment Period.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), the Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS) and the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC) released the draft 2030 Regional Transportation Plan Update (RTP), the proposed FY 07-12 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the draft Air Quality Conformity Analysis and preliminary revised municipal and county forecasts of population, households, and employment for a 30-day public review and comment period. The RTP guides long-term transportation decisions and investments. The TIP is used to implement the RTP. The Air Quality Conformity Analysis documents the air quality impacts of the proposed plan and program. The forecasts of population, households and employment support the RTP process.
The RTP, TIP, Conformity Analysis and forecasts were available at CMAP or by calling the CMAP offices beginning Monday, July 31. A public meeting was held at the CMAP office from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9.
Written comments were received at the public meeting and by mailing, faxing, or delivering them to CMAP at the address below. The public review and comment period continued through 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29.
Here are the RTP materials that were available for public comment:
2030 Regional Transportation Plan Capital Element Update Text (pdf, 2.7 megabytes [MB])
Major Capital Projects (pdf, 14.8 MB)
Strategic Regional Freight System (pdf, 2.5 MB)
Strategic Regional Transit System (pdf, 6.5 MB)
Preliminary Revised Municipal and County Forecasts of Population, Households, and Employment (pdf, 26 KB)
At the July meeting of the Regional Transportation Plan Committee, the draft plan status was be discussed, among other topics. The Committee recommended that the Work Program Committee release the draft text and associated documents for public comment. The RTP Committee will also receive an update regarding public involvement and other topics.
At the June meeting of the Regional Transportation Plan Committee, the draft plan status, public involvement, air quality conformity, and the travel inventory were discussed, among other topics.
At the May meeting of the Intermodal Advisory Task Force, a map and text depicting the draft RTP Strategic Regional Freight System were distributed. Comments on the drafts were welcome.
At its April meeting, the RTP Committee discussed the draft plan document, public involvement, the household travel activity inventory, and air quality conformity procedures.
March 16, 2006 (Thursday) NIPC Planning Committee 10:30 a.m.
At the March meeting of the NIPC Planning Committee, the RTP Committee discussed plan development activities jointly with the NIPC Planning Committee and the Regional Planning Board's Planning and Priorities Committee.
Handout: Regional Framework Plan Information (presented by Mr. Santell and Ms. Leigh)
Handout: 2040 Regional Framework Plan based RTP Projects Review (presented by Mr. Santell)
At its February meeting, the RTP Committee continued to discuss major capital projects, public involvement, and technical activities.
Attachment 1: Meeting Notes December 8
Attachment 2: Task Timeline
Handout 1: Corridor Recommendation Prioritization
Handout 2: Project Recommendation Prioritization
Handout 3: Glossary and Recommendation Roster
At its December meeting, the RTP Committee discussed major capital projects, public involvement, and technical activities.
At its November meeting, the RTP Committee discussed major capital projects, public involvement, and technical activities.
At its August meeting, the RTP Committee discussed strategic regional systems, public involvement, and prioritizing major capital projects. In addition, the RTA also presented information regarding the Cook DuPage Multi-modal Corridor Study.
Attactment 1: Meeting Notes: May 26
Attachment 2: Task Timeline
Handout: Strategic Regional Systems
Presentation: Strategic Regional Systems
Handout: Public Involvement
Presentation: Public Involvement
Presentation: Prioritizing Major Capital Projects
At its May meeting, the RTP Committee continued its discussion of products and process, including continued discussion of the draft 2040 Regional Framework Plan and public involvement activities. The RTP Committee also discussed the role of private providers in alternative future transportation scenarios, and reviewed work toward a regional household travel activity inventory.
Attachment 1: Meeting Notes: April 28
Attachment 2: Task Timeline
Handout 1: Resolution re Regional Framework Plan
Handout 2: Private Providers' White Paper
Presentation: Private Transportation Providers
At its April meeting, the RTP Committee discussed plan products and processes, including the NIPC 2040 Framework Plan, public involvement activities, regional strategies, and a prospectus for integrating land use and transportation planning. Capital project status updates and a transportation-land use analysis of the Common Ground scenario were also made.
Attachment 1: Meeting Notes, January 27Attachment 2: Task Timeline
Handout 1: Public Involvement
Handout 2: Project Prioritization
Presentation: RTA Southeast Corridor
This meeting was a joint meeting of the RTP Committee and NIPC's Planning Committee. It was coordinated by NIPC. Materials are in NIPC archives.
January 27, 2005 (Thursday) RTP Committee 9:30 a.m.
At its January meeting, the RTP Committee is expected to respond to the executive debriefing of Shared Path 2030 activities. The RTP Committee will also discuss recent public involvement activities and the upcoming process to review adopted regional strategies. A full agenda is included below.
Attachment 1: Meeting Notes, October 22
Attachment 2a: Cover to Policy Committee Report
Attachment 2b: Report to Policy Committee
Attachment 2c: Proposed Response
Attachment 3: CNT Request
Attachment 4: Task Timeline
Presentation 1: Executive Review
Presentation 2: Biodiversity
At its October meeting, the RTP Committee met CATS, 300 W Adams St 2nd Floor, Chicago. The Committee continued reviewing the response to public comments from the Shared Path 2030 development process. This discussion focused on major capital recommendations included in the RTP. The Committee also reviewed public involvement activities, RTP implementation efforts, and the previous day's Planning Information Forum regarding safety conscious planning (see below). The discussion about plan implementation included a presentation by the Regional Transportation Authority regarding the Cook-DuPage Multimodal Corridor Study.
A planning information forum was held at CATS, 300 W Adams St 2nd Floor, Chicago, to discuss safety conscious planning. The forum included some technical and quantitative discussion. For more information about this forum, see the topic sheet below.
Presentation by Jim Thorne: Safety Conscious Planning
>Presentation by Jan Metzger: Measuring Community Walkability for Children
>Presentation by Tom Murtha: Soles and Spokes Safety Data
The presentation by Parry Frank is not available. However, much of the data he presented is available as a CATS Working Paper
At its September meeting, the RTP Committee continued its discussion of the response to public comments from the 2030 development process and other aspects of the Shared Path 2030 process. The committee also reviewed public involvement and technical procedures work now under way.
At its August meeting, the RTP Committee discussed the response to public comments from the 2030 development process. The committee will continue its review of the 2030 RTP Process. The committee will also review public involvement and technical procedures work now under way.
The RTP Committee continued its review of the RTP process, including public comments and the "Partners in Progress" public involvement effort. In addition, RTP research and technical activities were discussed. Finally, the RTP Committee reviewed the results of cluster workshops conducted as part of NIPC's Common Ground initiative.
June 24, 2004 (Thursday) Immediately following RTP meeting: Special Common Ground Meeting.
Common Ground staff were available after the Regional Transportation Plan Committee Meeting on June 24 for further evaluation of the transportation corridors painted by participants in cluster workshops around the region.
The RTP Committee met to continue oversight of preparations to update the 2030 Regional Transportation Plan.
February 26, 2004 (Thursday). 9:30 a.m. Regional Transportation Plan Committee.
The RTP Committee met to discuss the process and products of RTP development. The RTP Committee also discussed RTP research and technical activities.
January 22, 2004 (Thursday). 9:30 a.m. Regional Transportation Plan Committee.
The RTP Committee met to kick off the update of the 2030 RTP.