Media Coverage Archive 2017

Jan 27, 2016

Media Coverage

Below are CMAP-related news stories from the current calendar year. See archived media coverage since 2010.

April

April 10, 2018
More tolls, fees in suburban drivers’ future? By Marni Pyke
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes the draft regionally significant projects proposal that will be part of the ON TO 2050 regional plan.

April 9, 2018
A key transportation priority list just got drafted – and O’Hare express isn’t on it by Greg Hinz
Published by Crain’s Chicago Business
This article describes the draft regionally significant projects proposal that will be part of the ON TO 2050 regional plan.

April 7, 2018
‘Our taxes are too high’: Southland leaders give Cook County reps an earful about taxes, incentives by Ted Slowik
Published by the Daily Southtown
This article describes a public meeting held for Cook County’s strategic planning process.

April 6, 2018
Chicago group warns population losses may be hurting suburban economy by Cole Lauterbach
Published by Illinois News Network
The article describes changing population trends in the Chicago region and cites CMAP’s policy update on the latest U.S Census data. CMAPs staffer Elizabeth Schuh is quoted.

April 3, 2018
Elmhurst awarded $2.4 million grant for Metra station rebuild by Katlyn Smith
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes upcoming train station reconstruction in Elmhurst, a project that will be partially funded through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

April 2, 2018
Rage, riots, ruin by Tony Briscoe and Ese Olumhense
Published by Chicago Tribune
This article describes riots on Chicago’s west side that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and disinvestment in those communities in the decades that followed. CMAP data is cited.
 

 

 

March

March 28, 2018
Two graphs show why the Chicago area is losing population by Whet Moser
Published by Chicago Magazine
The article describes changing population trends in the Chicago region and cites CMAP’s policy update on the latest U.S Census data.

March 28, 2018
Downtown gaining residents, while people are leaving the south side, south suburbs in droves by Chuck Sudow
Published by Bisnow
The article describes changing population trends in the Chicago region and cites CMAP’s policy update on the latest U.S Census data.

March 22, 2018
Metro Chicago shrinks again by Greg Hinz
Published by Crain's Chicago Business
The article describes changing population trends in the Chicago region and cites CMAP’s policy update on the latest U.S Census data. CMAPs staffer Elizabeth Schuh is quoted.

March 20, 2018
Idea from Shared Use Mobility Conference: Charge for access to the curb by Steven Vance
Published by Streetsblog Chicago
This article describes a panel at the Shared Use Mobility Summit where CMAP staffer Lindsay Bayley was a member.

March 20, 2018
Shorewood does not support IDOT/Joliet plans for Mound Road by Megann Horstead
Published by the Shorewood Sentinel
The article uses CMAP data on the projected number of vehicles on an I-55 overpass to demonstrate why the Shorewood Village Board of Trustees voted against supporting the overpass.

March 16, 2018
What's making traffic worse in Chicago? Signs point to Uber, Lyft by Mark Guarino
Published by Crain's Chicago Business
This article describes traffic and congestion patterns in the Chicago region. CMAP staffer Tom Murtha is quoted.

March 14, 2018
Shorewood trustees vote to oppose overpass on I-55 by Allison Selk
Published by the Joliet Herald-News
The article uses CMAP data on the projected number of vehicles on an I-55 overpass to demonstrate why the Shorewood Village Board of Trustees voted against supporting the overpass.

March 12, 2018
Chicago greenprint update maps fate of natural resources by Kate Habrel
Published by the Great Lakes Echo
The article quotes CMAP staffer Brian Daly describing Green Infrastructure Vision and the environmental aspects of ON TO 2050.

February

February 28, 2018
Oswego considering Lake Michigan as possible water source by Linda Girardi
Published by Aurora Beacon News
The article describes a shared services plan developed through the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program with Oswego, Yorkville, and Montgomery.

February 22, 2018
Channahon Village Board holds public hearing on annexation for proposed industrial building by Jeanne Millsap
Published by the Joliet Herald-News
The article describes a recent board meeting in which trustees approved an agreement between CMAP and Channahon for a new Channahon Comprehensive Plan, which will be supported by the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.

February 7, 2018
Des Plaines prepares to fill sidewalk gap by Lauren Barry
Published by Journal & Topics
The article cites a decision by the Des Plaines City Council to approve Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program funding for a sidewalk expansion program.

February 5, 2018
Berwyn, CMAP to gather public feedback for stormwater management plan by Aimee Barrows
Published by My Suburban Life
The article focuses on the engagement strategy for Berwyn’s stormwater management plan, which is being supported by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.

February 2, 2018
Metro Detroit still struggling to agree on regional transit plan by Matthew Messner
Published by The Architect’s Newspaper
The article mentions CMAP’s ON TO 2050 comprehensive plan and its transit recommendations in regards to Detroit’s transit situation and the Amazon HQ2 project.

February 2, 2018
Ride-sharing surges in Chicago, raising congestion worries by Mary Wisniewski
Published by the Chicago Tribune
The article used CMAP data on expressway and tollway congestion to examine what impact ride-sharing services like Lyft or Uber may have on the region’s traffic congestion.

February 2, 2018
How housing could help Chicago bag Amazon’s HQ2 by Dennis Rodkin
Published by Crain’s Chicago Business
The article quotes CMAP staffer Jonathan Burch about the Chicago region's strengths in the competition to land Amazon’s HQ2.

January

January 31, 2018
Deconstructing President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan by Alexandra Silets
Published by WTTW Chicago Tonight
This television segment includes experts discussing a possible federal infrastructure plan. CMAP data is referenced.

 

January 30, 2018
A look into Chicago’s electric vehicle future by Katie Pyzyk
Published by Smart Cities Dive
The article quotes CMAP staffers Elizabeth Irvin and Doug Gerguson on the future of electric vehicles in Chicago and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program's partial funding of projects in this arena.

 

January 26, 2018
As official plan Red Line extension, there’s still no green to fund it by Mary Wisniewski and William Lee
Published by Chicago Tribune
This article describes the Red Line Extension project, which was a recommended project from GO TO 2040. CMAP Executive Director Joe Szabo is quoted.

 

January 25, 2018
Milwaukee Avenue rapid-transit bus service to begin by year’s end by Alex Nitkim
Published by Chicago Sun-Times
This article describes the Pace PULSE service planned to run between Jefferson Park and Niles, a project which is being partially funded through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

 

January 25, 2018
What’s New in Civic Tech: Bloomberg’s What Works Cities Honors Best at Using Data to Improve Residents’ Lives by Zack Quaintance
Published by Government Technology
The article discusses the Regional Housing Solutions tool and its history.

 

January 24, 2018
Who has the worst commute? By Greg Hinz
Published by Crain’s Chicago Business
This article describes a three-part policy update series on Economically Disconnected Areas and their commute challenges in the Chicago region. CMAP staffer Elizabeth Schuh is quoted.

 

January 23, 2018
Village receives input for Homer at forum by F. Amanda Tugade
Published by the Homer Horizon
This article describes a public outreach forum held by CMAP outreach staff in Homer Glen. CMAP staffer Jane Grover is quoted.

 

January 22, 2018

Lincolnwood pushes forward $2.5 million plan to overhaul ‘problematic’ intersection near Edens ramp by Alex Nitkin
Published by Lincolnwood Review
This article describes an infrastructure project in Lincolnwood and the village’s desire to apply for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grants to partially fund it.

 

January 24, 2018
Alderman blames state for increase in Aurora tax levy by Steve Lord
Published by Aurora Beacon News
The article describes the political atmosphere in Aurora surrounding the Aurora Transportation Center project, which is being funded mostly by federal funds coming through CMAP’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

 

January 16, 2018
Romeoville Metra station to open Feb. 5 by Alex Ortiz
Published by the Joliet Herald-News
This article describes the opening of Romeoville’s new Metra station, a project that was partially funded through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

 

January 12, 2018

Aurora ready for bids for Transportation Center project by Steve Lord
Published by Aurora Beacon News
The article describes the bidding process for an Aurora project funded through CMAP’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

 

January 9, 2018
Mayor: Elmhurst benefiting from development by Robert Sanchez
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes recent development in Elmhurst, including the upcoming train station construction, a project that will be partially funded through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

 

January 4, 2018
CMAP considers Bridgeport and Canaryville planning by Rick Romano
Published by Gazette Chicago
The article describes the opening stages of CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) to the Bridgeport and Canaryville planning priorities report. It quotes CMAP staffers Noah Boggess and Stephen Ostrander.

 

January 3, 2018
The limited thinking behind the O’Hare-Loop high-speed rail idea by F.K. Plous
Published by Chicago Tribune
The op-ed mentions CMAP’s data collection practices in the context of the O’Hare-Loop high speed rail project.

 

January 3, 2018
Concerns raised about Aurora’s plan for new bridge over Fox River by Steve Lord
Published by Aurora Beacon-News
The article describes the political context of Aurora’s bidding process for the Transportation Center, partially funded by CMAP’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

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