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Updating the Plan

After more than a year of work, including data collection and analysis and engaging with partners and stakeholders, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is excited to share a draft of the ON TO 2050 plan update, which is open for public review and comment through Saturday, August 13.

Conditions in the region change each year, which is why CMAP is required to update parts of the long-range, 30-year plan every four years. This process aims to reaffirm the ON TO 2050 plan vision, update data projects, review accomplishments, and reassess transportation needs.

Read the introduction, summary, and appendices on this page for background and additional resources. Please share your comments by email to onto2050@cmap.illinois.gov.


May 12: Virtual public roundtable discussion
June 8: Draft plan update goes to the Board
June 9: Draft plan update goes to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee
June 10: Public comment period opens
August 11: Public hearing on draft plan update
August 13: Public comment period closes
September 16: Transportation Committee presentation summarizing public comments and any resulting changes
October 12: Plan update submitted to Board and MPO Policy Committee for adoption

Draft ON TO 2050 plan update

The draft ON TO 2050 plan update is open for public comment through Saturday, August 13. Share your thoughts by email at onto2050@cmap.illinois.gov.

Public engagement


Join a public hearing on the draft update on Thursday, August 11, at 4:00 p.m. You can join virtually on Zoom or in person at CMAP's office.

Join virtually

Register for the Zoom link.

Join in person

CMAP's office address is:

433 West Van Buren St.
Suite 450
Chicago, IL 60640

Please be sure to bring a valid photo identification and allow time to check in with building's security in the building lobby. If you need an ADA accommodation or language interpretation, contact CMAP at onto2050@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-454-0400.

CMAP hosted a virtual roundtable about the plan update on Thursday, May 12.

Presentations about the ON TO 2050 update

Regionally significant projects

Financial plan

Transportation performance measures


Have questions or comments about the ON TO 2050 update? Email CMAP at onto2050@cmap.illinois.gov.