June 20, 2024

Speed Management communications toolkit

This page includes sample messaging and customizable graphics from CMAP's new Speed Management report. We encourage partners to share these on th...

June 17, 2024

Plan inventory for the 2026 Regional Transportation Plan

CMAP completed a plan inventory after reviewing 29 distinct plans adopted from the municipal, county, regional, state, and federal levels.

June 12, 2024

Technical Assistance program supports communities with ADA compliance, transportation safety, and long-term planning needs

Technical assistance to improve traffic safety, make travel more accessible, increase transportation choices, and help communities across the r...

June 12, 2024

Reducing vehicle speeds is critical to improving traffic safety

CMAP's new report details how speed impacts traffic safety and how northeastern Illinois can address the regional traffic safety crisis

May 22, 2024

New guide and data can help communities make equitable flood investments

CMAP compiled a new dataset to help decision makers target investments in communities disproportionally impacted by flooding.

May 17, 2024

Governor Pritzker’s 2025 proposal includes notable transportation and local funding changes

CMAP looked at how the governor's proposed budget impacts transportation funding and other policy priorities in northeastern Illinois and across ...

May 13, 2024

Property tax reform: an in-depth look at how the system affects Cook County taxpayers and communities

In a report, CMAP and UIC analyzed how exemptions can affect taxpayers and taxing districts differently, and options to mitigate unwanted effects...

May 13, 2024

CMAP and partners move forward on climate action planning in northeastern Illinois

Work begins on the Comprehensive Climate Action Plan for the Chicago metropolitan statistical area

May 3, 2024

Clean and Equitable Transportation Act introduced, offers extensive range of transit and climate policy proposals

Proposed legislation calls for transit reform, zero emission vehicle adoption, and statewide greenhouse gas targets.

May 2, 2024

I-290 Eisenhower Expressway/Blue Line Forest Park Branch corridor coordination

CMAP, CTA, and IDOT are working together to improve operations, maintenance, and long-term investment in multimodal transportation facilities a...

April 29, 2024

Planning and implementation kicks off around the region

Work is underway on four projects in Bronzeville, Chinatown, northwest Cook County, and Richmond.

April 22, 2024

Summer 2024 Future Leaders in Planning program accepting applications

CMAP's summer program for high schoolers to learn about urban planning and the Chicago region is now accepting applications!

April 19, 2024

Transportation Improvement Program conformity analysis open for public comment

CMAP is accepting comments on the semi-annual air quality conformity amendment for the 2024-28 TIP until Tuesday, May 21.

April 17, 2024

CMAP's technical assistance program offers support for our region's communities

The technical assistance program is supporting work in Bronzeville, Calumet City, and west Cook County.

April 17, 2024

How to make flood investments equitable

The new guide shows engineers, planners, and decision makers outlines key considerations for integrating equity in flood resilience

April 12, 2024

2024 Northeastern Illinois accessibility compliance snapshot

Tracking the region’s progress toward more accessible communities

April 11, 2024

Countywide safety action plans kick off

CMAP's began countywide safety action planning in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.

April 3, 2024

Final accessibility trainings in April and May

Register soon for the last planned sessions in the CMAP free accessibility trainings series — coming up in mid-April and early May.

April 2, 2024

Accessibility considerations for bike lanes

Safety improvements for bicyclists should not come at the expense of safety and access for people with disabilities.

April 1, 2024

Explore CMAP's updated Land Use Inventory

The 2020 Land Use Inventory is available for download now.