Committee Updates

Committee Updates

Learn the latest from CMAP’s Board and committees. Read about timely developments, upcoming topics, and highlights from recent meetings. Please see the archive for previous committee updates.

October update

Joint virtual meeting of the CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee

 

The CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee will meet jointly at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14. CMAP staff will give an update on the newly launched Local Government Network (LGN), an effort to support the region’s municipalities. Staff will also provide a report on the performance of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program and established emissions reduction targets.

Committee meeting recordings

Recent CMAP committee meetings are available on our YouTube site.

 

Recap and highlights: Recent and upcoming committee meetings

Agenda items are subject to change. To check meeting agendas and access all committee materials, visit www.cmap.illinois.gov/committees.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Meets next on Wednesday, December 16, at 1:00 p.m.

At the September 16 meeting, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Bureau of Programming presented recent updates to bicycle and pedestrian guidelines outlined in the Bureau of Design and Environment manual. The document establishes uniform policies and procedures for the location, design, and environmental evaluation of construction projects. Additionally, CMAP staff presented IDOT’s 2021 safety targets and reviewed the process for setting the region’s safety targets.

Board
Meets jointly with the MPO Policy Committee on Wednesday, October 14, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 14 joint Board and MPO meeting, CMAP staff will give an update on the newly launched Local Government Network (LGN), an effort to support the region’s municipalities. Additionally, staff will provide a report on the performance of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program and established emissions reduction targets.

 

At the September 9 meeting, staff presented findings and invited discussion on the development of an equity vision and framework. The work is part of the implementation of the Inclusive Growth principle of ON TO 2050 and in line with the agency’s core value to pursue equity. Staff also reviewed completed work and recommended next steps in the framework’s development. Additionally, staff from CMAP and the RTA presented on recent initiatives to plan for a regional recovery to the COVID-19 crisis.

Citizens’ Advisory Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, December 8, at 2:00 p.m.

At the September 8 meeting, CMAP staff presented on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that are part of the agency’s commitment to build a more inclusive organization and culture, live our shared core values, and pursue equity internally and externally. Additionally, staff presented on this year’s Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program.

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, October 29, at 11:00 a.m.

At the September 3 meeting, the CMAQ Project Selection Committee approved the project evaluation methods for the next call for projects, to take place in January 2021. Additionally, the Committee reviewed and approved the CMAQ mid-point performance plan.

Coordinating Committee
Meets next on Wednesday, November 18, at 8:00 a.m.

At the September 9 meeting, staff presented on the Local Government Network (LGN), an effort CMAP recently launched to support the region’s municipalities. Staff gathered feedback from the committee on ways the LGN may be of assistance to local governments in the near future.

Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, October 27, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 27 meeting, the Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee will receive an update from CMAP staff on effective practices for local governments to improve local development incentives and discuss how CMAP will be conducting outreach during the next few months.

 

At the August 18 meeting, the Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee received updates from the IDOT Bureau of Local Roads and updates from each planning liaison on the federal fiscal years 2021-2025 programming by each council and the City of Chicago.

Economic Development Committee
Meets next on Monday, October 26, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 26 meeting, the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development will provide an overview of the INVEST South/West initiative. CMAP staff will also present an update on the Garfield Green Line South LTA project that CMAP is working on with Elevated Chicago, community groups, and the RTA. The project will update the community’s work plan with the specific goal of continuing progress on turning the station into a community asset. 

 

At the June 22 meeting, each committee member provided an update on recent experiences, challenges, and emerging best practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Meets next on Thursday, November 5, at 9:30 a.m.

At the September 3 meeting, CMAP staff presented on the My Daily Travel Survey. CMAP conducted the survey between August 2018 and April 2019, collecting information from more than 12,000 households in northeastern Illinois about trips people made for work, school, shopping, errands, and socializing with friends and family. Additionally, staff engaged committee members in a discussion about CMAP’s multi-year implementation planning effort for the Climate Focus Area.

Freight Committee
Meets next on Monday, December 7, at 10:00 a.m.

At the September 21 meeting, CMAP staff presented work on the Illinois International Port District (IIPD) Strategic Master Plan. The presentation provided an overview of Phase I of the project, upcoming steps as the project enters its second and final phase, and different potential future uses at IIPD. Additionally, the committee heard a presentation on the Western Will County Truck Routing and Communities Study, part of the Moving Will County project, a truck routing and communities study with a goal of achieving balance between the needs of truck traffic, local communities, residents, industry, and natural/cultural resources.

Human and Community Development Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, December 8, at 10:00 a.m.

At the October 6 meeting, CMAP staff provided an update on the Equity in Transportation Fines, Fares, and Fees project, an assessment of the equity impacts of existing and proposed transportation revenue sources. Additionally, staff presented on internal efforts to create a traffic safety resource group to address growing concerns about traffic safety in our region and lack of progress toward our safety targets.

Land Use and Housing Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, November 10, at 9:30 a.m.

At the November 10 meeting, CMAP staff will provide on update on the agency’s climate change initiatives, an overview of a recently developed guide for improving local development incentives, and a presentation on a recently commenced Local Technical Assistance project detailing a zoning overlay of a portion of Lake Street in DuPage County.

 

At the September 1 meeting, staff presented a recent analysis on the unequal census response in the CMAP region. The meeting also discussed how committee members are achieving equity in housing policy. A member representing the American Planning Association national board presented a new housing policy guide that details actions that planners can take to advocate for critical policy changes. In addition, a member representing Enterprise Community Partners shared their work developing Cook County’s assessment of fair housing.

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee
Meets next jointly with the board on Wednesday, October 14, at 9:30 a.m.

At the joint Board and MPO meeting, CMAP staff will give an update on the newly launched Local Government Network (LGN), an effort to support the region’s municipalities. Additionally, staff will provide a report on the performance of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program and established emissions reduction targets.

At the June 11 meeting, the MPO policy committee approved the FY 2021 Unified Work Program, which funds much of the region’s planning work. Additionally, staff presented on recent analysis of the transportation impacts of COVID-19.

Surface Transportation Project (STP) Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, October 29, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 29 meeting, the committee will consider approval of the application booklet and schedule for the FFY 2022-2026 STP Shared Fund call for projects.

 

At the September 3 meeting, staff presented proposed changes to safety projects, revisions to prior bike/ped-related proposals, and proposals for subregional priority scoring and the programming process. At the September 24 meeting, discussion continued on subregional priority points and the programming process. Staff also presented highlights of the draft application booklet.

Transportation Committee
Meets next on Friday, December 11, at 9:30 a.m.

At the September 18 meeting, CMAP staff provided an update on the creation of a traffic safety resource group. Additionally, the Metropolitan Planning Council provided an overview of the organization’s structure, purpose, and recent transportation initiatives. The committee also discussed member agencies’ budget changes under COVID-19 pandemic conditions, and the CTA provided an update on the Red Line Extension project.

 

To learn more or attend

For questions about committee meetings, please contact the staff member listed on the Committees page. Please note that any changes to committee meeting dates or times will be listed on the individual committee’s webpage.

CMAP’s committees are currently meeting virtually. If a committee member or a member of the public requires a reasonable accommodation in order to join, please contact Ingrid Witherspoon at iwitherspoon@cmap.illinois.gov at least five days in advance of the meeting.

 


 

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Committee Updates

Learn the latest from CMAP’s Board and committees. Read about timely developments, upcoming topics, and highlights from recent meetings. Please see the archive for previous committee updates.

October update

Joint virtual meeting of the CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee

 

The CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee will meet jointly at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14. CMAP staff will give an update on the newly launched Local Government Network (LGN), an effort to support the region’s municipalities. Staff will also provide a report on the performance of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program and established emissions reduction targets.

Committee meeting recordings

Recent CMAP committee meetings are available on our YouTube site.

 

Recap and highlights: Recent and upcoming committee meetings

Agenda items are subject to change. To check meeting agendas and access all committee materials, visit www.cmap.illinois.gov/committees.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Meets next on Wednesday, December 16, at 1:00 p.m.

At the September 16 meeting, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Bureau of Programming presented recent updates to bicycle and pedestrian guidelines outlined in the Bureau of Design and Environment manual. The document establishes uniform policies and procedures for the location, design, and environmental evaluation of construction projects. Additionally, CMAP staff presented IDOT’s 2021 safety targets and reviewed the process for setting the region’s safety targets.

Board
Meets jointly with the MPO Policy Committee on Wednesday, October 14, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 14 joint Board and MPO meeting, CMAP staff will give an update on the newly launched Local Government Network (LGN), an effort to support the region’s municipalities. Additionally, staff will provide a report on the performance of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program and established emissions reduction targets.

 

At the September 9 meeting, staff presented findings and invited discussion on the development of an equity vision and framework. The work is part of the implementation of the Inclusive Growth principle of ON TO 2050 and in line with the agency’s core value to pursue equity. Staff also reviewed completed work and recommended next steps in the framework’s development. Additionally, staff from CMAP and the RTA presented on recent initiatives to plan for a regional recovery to the COVID-19 crisis.

Citizens’ Advisory Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, December 8, at 2:00 p.m.

At the September 8 meeting, CMAP staff presented on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that are part of the agency’s commitment to build a more inclusive organization and culture, live our shared core values, and pursue equity internally and externally. Additionally, staff presented on this year’s Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program.

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, October 29, at 11:00 a.m.

At the September 3 meeting, the CMAQ Project Selection Committee approved the project evaluation methods for the next call for projects, to take place in January 2021. Additionally, the Committee reviewed and approved the CMAQ mid-point performance plan.

Coordinating Committee
Meets next on Wednesday, November 18, at 8:00 a.m.

At the September 9 meeting, staff presented on the Local Government Network (LGN), an effort CMAP recently launched to support the region’s municipalities. Staff gathered feedback from the committee on ways the LGN may be of assistance to local governments in the near future.

Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, October 27, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 27 meeting, the Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee will receive an update from CMAP staff on effective practices for local governments to improve local development incentives and discuss how CMAP will be conducting outreach during the next few months.

 

At the August 18 meeting, the Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee received updates from the IDOT Bureau of Local Roads and updates from each planning liaison on the federal fiscal years 2021-2025 programming by each council and the City of Chicago.

Economic Development Committee
Meets next on Monday, October 26, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 26 meeting, the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development will provide an overview of the INVEST South/West initiative. CMAP staff will also present an update on the Garfield Green Line South LTA project that CMAP is working on with Elevated Chicago, community groups, and the RTA. The project will update the community’s work plan with the specific goal of continuing progress on turning the station into a community asset. 

 

At the June 22 meeting, each committee member provided an update on recent experiences, challenges, and emerging best practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Meets next on Thursday, November 5, at 9:30 a.m.

At the September 3 meeting, CMAP staff presented on the My Daily Travel Survey. CMAP conducted the survey between August 2018 and April 2019, collecting information from more than 12,000 households in northeastern Illinois about trips people made for work, school, shopping, errands, and socializing with friends and family. Additionally, staff engaged committee members in a discussion about CMAP’s multi-year implementation planning effort for the Climate Focus Area.

Freight Committee
Meets next on Monday, December 7, at 10:00 a.m.

At the September 21 meeting, CMAP staff presented work on the Illinois International Port District (IIPD) Strategic Master Plan. The presentation provided an overview of Phase I of the project, upcoming steps as the project enters its second and final phase, and different potential future uses at IIPD. Additionally, the committee heard a presentation on the Western Will County Truck Routing and Communities Study, part of the Moving Will County project, a truck routing and communities study with a goal of achieving balance between the needs of truck traffic, local communities, residents, industry, and natural/cultural resources.

Human and Community Development Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, December 8, at 10:00 a.m.

At the October 6 meeting, CMAP staff provided an update on the Equity in Transportation Fines, Fares, and Fees project, an assessment of the equity impacts of existing and proposed transportation revenue sources. Additionally, staff presented on internal efforts to create a traffic safety resource group to address growing concerns about traffic safety in our region and lack of progress toward our safety targets.

Land Use and Housing Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, November 10, at 9:30 a.m.

At the November 10 meeting, CMAP staff will provide on update on the agency’s climate change initiatives, an overview of a recently developed guide for improving local development incentives, and a presentation on a recently commenced Local Technical Assistance project detailing a zoning overlay of a portion of Lake Street in DuPage County.

 

At the September 1 meeting, staff presented a recent analysis on the unequal census response in the CMAP region. The meeting also discussed how committee members are achieving equity in housing policy. A member representing the American Planning Association national board presented a new housing policy guide that details actions that planners can take to advocate for critical policy changes. In addition, a member representing Enterprise Community Partners shared their work developing Cook County’s assessment of fair housing.

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee
Meets next jointly with the board on Wednesday, October 14, at 9:30 a.m.

At the joint Board and MPO meeting, CMAP staff will give an update on the newly launched Local Government Network (LGN), an effort to support the region’s municipalities. Additionally, staff will provide a report on the performance of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program and established emissions reduction targets.

At the June 11 meeting, the MPO policy committee approved the FY 2021 Unified Work Program, which funds much of the region’s planning work. Additionally, staff presented on recent analysis of the transportation impacts of COVID-19.

Surface Transportation Project (STP) Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, October 29, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 29 meeting, the committee will consider approval of the application booklet and schedule for the FFY 2022-2026 STP Shared Fund call for projects.

 

At the September 3 meeting, staff presented proposed changes to safety projects, revisions to prior bike/ped-related proposals, and proposals for subregional priority scoring and the programming process. At the September 24 meeting, discussion continued on subregional priority points and the programming process. Staff also presented highlights of the draft application booklet.

Transportation Committee
Meets next on Friday, December 11, at 9:30 a.m.

At the September 18 meeting, CMAP staff provided an update on the creation of a traffic safety resource group. Additionally, the Metropolitan Planning Council provided an overview of the organization’s structure, purpose, and recent transportation initiatives. The committee also discussed member agencies’ budget changes under COVID-19 pandemic conditions, and the CTA provided an update on the Red Line Extension project.

 

To learn more or attend

For questions about committee meetings, please contact the staff member listed on the Committees page. Please note that any changes to committee meeting dates or times will be listed on the individual committee’s webpage.

CMAP’s committees are currently meeting virtually. If a committee member or a member of the public requires a reasonable accommodation in order to join, please contact Ingrid Witherspoon at iwitherspoon@cmap.illinois.gov at least five days in advance of the meeting.

 


 

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