ON TO 2050 Development

This page includes information and links to learn more about ON TO 2050's development process through completed materials.

Timeline showing development of ON TO 2050 from 2015 until launch

Snapshot Reports and Strategy Papers

ON TO 2050 snapshot reports are brief, data-driven summaries of regional trends and current conditions, while longer strategy papers develop the agency's direction on new topics or explore refinements to existing GO TO 2040 recommendations. 

Emerging Priorities 

Following the initial research and engagement phase of the plan's development that began in February 2016, CMAP issued an Emerging Priorities for ON TO 2050 report that was adopted in October 2016.

ON TO 2050 Proposed Amendments

Read about proposed amendments to ON TO 2050.

ON TO 2050 Plan Preview

The ON TO 2050 Plan Preview was adopted in October 2017 following public comment and engagement the prior summer.  The report organizes strategic recommendations across three overarching principles: Resilience, Inclusive Growth, and Prioritized Investment. 

ON TO 2050 Draft Plan

During the public comment period,  CMAP received over 900 comments on the draft plan. Thank you to everyone who submitted comments, contributed feedback, and shared the draft plan during the public comment period.

Explore the plan, download a PDF, and view the technical appendices here.  

ON TO 2050 Open Houses and Public Hearing

While the draft ON TO 2050 plan was available for public comment, CMAP held ten public open houses in the six collar counties and four in Cook County for public review and discussion of the draft plan with CMAP staff. The open houses also offered public review of the draft 2019-24 Transportation Improvement Program and air quality conformity analysis of proposed transportation projects. Over 200 residents attended the regional open houses, which preceded a public hearing for the draft ON TO 2050 plan in CMAP’s offices at the end of July.

Materiales en español

Throughout plan development, materials were translated and made available for Spanish speakers.