In December 2016, U.S. DOT issued a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Coordination rule that would have significant impacts on metropolitan Chicago and neighboring regions. The following is CMAP's official reaction to the repeal of the rule.
Statement from Joseph C. Szabo, CMAP Executive Director, on repeal of MPO consolidation passage
"Now law, S.496 repeals the overly burdensome U.S. DOT ruling on ‘Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform,' and ensures that CMAP and our neighboring MPOs in northwest Indiana and southwestern Wisconsin can maintain the integrity of our regional planning processes. We look forward to continuing our transportation and land use planning as the Chicago region's MPO, while coordinating closely with our neighbors. We are thankful to Senator Duckworth, Representative Lipinski, and the Illinois congressional delegation for their bi-partisan leadership on the passage of this law."