Committee Updates

Committee Updates

Dear CMAP Committee members and friends,

In an effort to better coordinate across CMAPs committees, staff will periodically provide an update on timely developments, upcoming presentations in other committees, and a recap of recent meetings. Please see the archive for previous committee updates.

October Update

Approval of transportation programming

At the October 10 joint meeting of the Board and MPO Policy Committee, staff will request approval of the federal surface transportation programs, which include the 2020-2024 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, the 2020-2022 Transportation Alternatives Program-Local, and the 2020-2024 Surface Transportation Program Shared Fund. These programs fund transportation projects that improve transit, traffic, bicycle facilities, freight, safety and alternative fuel vehicles and equipment across the region.

Recap and highlights: Recent and upcoming committee meetings

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

Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Meets next on Wednesday, December 18, at 1:00 p.m.

On December 18, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force will hear from the DuPage County Department of Transportation on the East Branch DuPage River Greenway Trail Feasibility Study.

At the September 18 meeting, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force heard from Lake County on bicycle and other initiatives in the county. Kane County presented on planning initiatives, including the county’s new app that allows users to access maps of bike and pedestrian trails.

 

Board
Meets jointly with the MPO Policy Committee on Thursday, October 10, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 10 meeting, the Board will meet jointly with the MPO Policy Committee. Staff will request approval of the 2020-2024 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, the 2020-2022 Transportation Alternatives Program-Local, and the 2020-2024 Surface Transportation Program Shared Fund. These federal programs fund surface transportation projects that improve transit, congestion, bicycle facilities, freight, safety and alternative fuel vehicles and equipment.

At the September 11 meeting, CMAP staff presented a recap on the spring legislative session and analysis on transportation capital funding and non-transportation infrastructure funding from Rebuild Illinois.

Join the CMAP Board meeting in person at CMAP’s office or stream the meeting online.

 

Citizens’ Advisory Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, December 10, at 2:00 p.m.

At the December 10 meeting, the Citizens’ Advisory Committee will hear from CMAP staff on how the agency develops the region’s highway safety performance targets.

At the September 10 Citizens’ Advisory Committee meeting, CMAP staff provided an update on recent demographic shifts in the region, as well as an update on motorist delay at highway-rail grade crossings.

 

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, October 31, at 11:00 a.m.

At the October 31 meeting, the CMAQ Project Selection Committee will have a discussion on project application analysis for the next call.

At the September 5 meeting, staff presented public comments received for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020-24 CMAQ Improvement program and the FFY 2020-22 locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program. The committee recommended the proposed programs to the Transportation Committee for its recommendation to the MPO Policy Committee.

 

Coordinating Committee
Meets next on Wednesday, November 13, at 8:00 a.m.

At the September 11 meeting, staff presented research on the potential impacts of a road usage charge in the region as well as thoughts on how Illinois could structure a pilot program. Additionally, staff have begun a collaborative project considering state and regional policies to mitigate the disproportionate impacts of existing and proposed transportation fares, fines, and fees. Staff presented the project scope to the committee for discussion.

 

Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, October 29, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 29 meeting, the Executive Committee of the Council of Mayors will hear an update on transportation programming expenditures and a report out on IDOT local roads.

At the August 20 meeting of the Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee, staff presented ongoing research about the growth and impacts of e-commerce in the region and recent regional demographic shifts.

 

Economic Development Committee
Meets next on Monday, October 28, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 28 meeting, the committee will hear a presentation by Brent Adams from the Woodstock Institute, on Patterns of Disparity: Small Business Lending in Illinois. CMAP staff will also discuss an ongoing Local Technical Assistance project at the Illinois International Port District.

On September 5, the Economic Development and Freight Committees visited the UPS Chicago Area Consolidation Hub (CACH). Opened in 1995, the 1.5 million square foot CACH is one of the largest package processing facilities in the global UPS operations. The facility employs more than 7,000 workers and processes more than 3,000 cargo trailers per day. After a tour, the committees discussed the Illinois Tollway’s reconstruction of the nearby Mile Long Bridge, an upcoming CMAP analysis on e-commerce, and worker training programs for careers in distribution and logistics.

 

Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Meets next on Thursday, November 7, at 9:30 a.m.

At the November 7 meeting, staff will lead a discussion with the Environment and Natural Resources Committee to brainstorm and coordinate among regional partners for implementation of ON TO 2050. Additionally, CMAP staff will provide an overview of the Rebuild Illinois capital program and the environmental programs funded as part of the package.

The ENR Committee met on September 5.  Mike Warner from the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission presented on the Illinois State Water Survey’s update to Bulletin 70’s rainfall data and the impact to Lake County, the Des Plaines River, and the Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance. Patrick McPartlan from the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District provided an update on the district’s Land Use Opinion report and solicited feedback from the committee on incorporating the principles of ON TO 2050.

 

Freight Committee
Meets next on Monday, November 18, at 10:00 a.m.

At the September 16 meeting, the Freight Committee heard an update from City Tech and HERE Technologies on their Delivery Congestion Reduction pilot program. Dr. Kazuya Kawamura provided an overview of research into decentralization of urban logistics facilities.


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

At the December 10 meeting, CMAP staff will present a new project that considers state and regional policies to mitigate the disproportionate impacts of existing and proposed transportation fares, fines, and fees.

Austin Coming Together (ACT) hosted the October 8 meeting of the Human and Community Development Committee. Representatives from Austin Coming Together provided an introduction to the organization, the Austin community area, and the potential redevelopment of the Robert Emmet Elementary School into the Aspire Center for Workforce Innovation. CMAP staff also discussed ongoing Local Technical Assistance projects in Austin and Belmont-Cragin.

 

Land Use and Housing Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, November 5, at 9:30 a.m.

At the September 3 meeting, the committee heard from CMAP staff on recent demographic shifts in the region. The committee discussed an update on recent work undertaken by Homes for a Changing Region, a partnership between CMAP, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, and Metropolitan Planning Council. Additionally, CMAP staff provided an overview of Rebuild Illinois, the recently passed infrastructure package, and demonstrated a recently released tool developed by CMAP that allows users to search the projects and programs funded by Rebuild Illinois.

 

MPO Policy Committee
Meets jointly with the Board on Thursday, October 10, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 10 meeting, the MPO Policy Committee will meet jointly with the Board. Staff will request approval of the 2020-2024 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, the 2020-2022 Transportation Alternatives Program-Local, and the 2020-2024 Surface Transportation Program Shared Fund. These federal programs fund surface transportation projects that improve transit, traffic, bicycle facilities, freight, safety and alternative fuel vehicles and equipment.

Join the CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee meeting in person at CMAP’s office or stream the meeting online.

 

Surface Transportation Project (STP) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, October 31, at 9:30 a.m.

At the September 5 meeting, staff presented public comments received for the FFY 2020-24 Active and Contingency Programs. The committee approved the proposed programs. A TIP Amendment encompassing the programs will be presented to the Transportation Committee for its recommendation to the MPO Policy Committee.

 

Transportation Committee
Meets next on Friday, November 15, at 9:30 a.m.

At the November 15 meeting, CMAP staff will request that the committee recommend the 2020 Safety Targets to the MPO for approval. Additionally, staff from McHenry County will present on the county’s capital budget.

At the September 20 meeting, the Transportation Committee recommended the ON TO 2050/FFY 2019-2024 TIP Conformity Analysis and TIP Amendment to the MPO Policy Committee. The Lake County Division of Transportation and the RTA provided presentations on their budget and capital plans and CMAP’s research and analysis team demonstrated the agency’s new Activity Based Model.

 

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 committees webpage. 

All committee meetings are held at CMAPs office, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Suite 800, which is ADA accessible. If a committee member or a member of the public requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend a committee meeting, please contact Ingrid Witherspoon at 312-454-0400 or iwitherspoon@cmap.illinois.gov. gov at least five days in advance of the meeting. 

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