Committee Updates

Committee Updates

Dear CMAP Committee members and friends,

In an effort to better coordinate across CMAPs committees, staff 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.

March Update

Join a joint meeting of the Human and Community Development Committee and the Economic Development Committee

 

On Monday, March 23 the Human and Community Development and the Economic Development Committees will meet jointly to discuss planning and research across the region. CMAP staff will provide an update on the Garfield Green Line South Action Plan, a Local Technical Assistance (LTA) project CMAP is undertaking in partnership with Elevated Chicago. Additionally, the Partnership for College Completion will present on their analysis of college affordability in Illinois. The committees will also receive a presentation from the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning & Development on INVEST South/West, a new community improvement initiative to marshal resources toward 10 neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides.

 

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, March 18, at 1:00 p.m.

At the March 18 meeting, the committee will hear from the DuPage Department of Transportation on a recent feasibility study on the East Branch DuPage River Greenway Trail. Additionally, the Metropolitan Planning Council will present the recommendations from their recent report, “Toward Universal Mobility: Charting a Path to Improve Transportation Accessibility.

 

Board
Meets next on Wednesday, March 11, at 9:30 a.m.

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

At the March 11 meeting, staff will recommend the projects for inclusion in the 2021 Project Group for the CMAP LTA program for Board approval. Additionally, the Board will discuss the draft fiscal year 2021 Work Plan and Budget for the agency.

At the February 12 meeting, staff presented the draft 2020 Federal Agenda and Reauthorization Principles, which provides Congress and the administration with CMAP’s top policy priorities to aid the implementation of ON TO 2050 at the federal level.  

 

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

At the March meeting of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee, staff will present a summary of the 2021 Project Group for the CMAP LTA program from the 2019 CMAP LTA and Regional Transportation Authority Community Planning joint call for projects.

 

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, April 30, at 11:00 a.m.

At the January 30 meeting, the CMAQ Project Selection Committee discussed project evaluation methods for the next call for projects.

 

Coordinating Committee
Meets next on Wednesday, March 11, at 8:00 a.m.

At the March 11 meeting, CMAP staff will present the 2021 Project Group for the Local Technical Assistance program. Additionally, CMAP staff will solicit feedback from the committee on a research project underway that is reexamining State of Illinois revenue disbursements to local governments.

At the January 8 meeting, staff presented a draft list of the projects selected from the 2019 CMAP LTA program and RTA Community Planning joint call for projects.

 

Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, April 14, at 9:30 a.m.

At the January 28 meeting, staff updated the Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee on the status of the FFY 2020 Surface Transportation Program. Additionally, staff presented on recent data collection and research to prioritize highway-rail grade crossings in the region.

 

Economic Development Committee
Meets next jointly with the Human and Community Development Committee on Monday, March 23, at 9:30 a.m.

On Monday, March 23 the Human and Community Development and the Economic Development Committees will meet jointly to discuss planning and research across the region. CMAP staff will provide an update on the Garfield Green Line South Action Plan, a local technical assistance project CMAP is undertaking in partnership with Elevated Chicago. Additionally, the Partnership for College Completion will present their regional examination of college enrollment, attainment, and completion in the seven-county Chicago region. The committees will also receive a presentation from the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning & Development on the INVEST South/West, a new community improvement initiative to marshal resource toward 10 neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides.

At the January 27 meeting, the Economic Development Committee received an overview of Cook County’s draft 2020-2024 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and Consolidated Plan. The committee also provided feedback on a CMAP project that will develop strategies on incentives for economic development.

 

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

At the March 5 meeting, staff provided the Environment and Natural Resources Committee an overview of the project selection processes for CMAP’s transportation programming. Staff also gave an update on CMAP’s legislative activities and bill actions in the Illinois General Assembly.

 

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

At the February 24 meeting, the committee heard presentations on Complete Streets Considerations for Freight Vehicles as well as the potential VMT and energy impacts of the growth of e-commerce.

 

Human and Community Development Committee
Meets next jointly with the Economic Development Committee on Monday, March 23, at 9:30 a.m.

On Monday, March 23 the Human and Community Development and the Economic Development Committees will meet jointly to discuss planning and research across the region. CMAP staff will provide an update on the Garfield Green Line South Action Plan, a local technical assistance project CMAP is undertaking in partnership with Elevated Chicago. Additionally, the Partnership for College Completion will present their regional examination of college enrollment, attainment, and completion in the seven-county Chicago region. The committees will also receive a presentation from the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning & Development on the INVEST South/West, a new community improvement initiative to marshal resource toward 10 neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides.

At the February 4 meeting, the Human and Community Development Committee received information on regional transportation programs and provided feedback on CMAP’s Inclusive Growth project selection evaluation criteria.

 

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

At the May 5 meeting, committee member Angela Brooks from the Chicago Housing Authority will present a recently developed Housing Policy Guide from the American Planning Association. The guide details actionable solutions that planners can use to advocate for critical policy changes at the local, state, and federal levels.

At the March 3 meeting, CMAP staff presented the 2021 Project Group that will be recommended for Board approval for the 2021 Local Technical Assistance program. Additionally, the committee provided CMAP staff feedback on a research project currently underway to develop a guide on local incentives for economic development.

 

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee
Meets next on Thursday, March 12, at 9:30 a.m.

At the March 12 meeting, the MPO Policy Committee will receive information on two sets of improvement projects along I-55 in Will County that, based on the threshold for regionally significant projects, must be considered as potential amendments to ON TO 2050.

At the January 9 meeting, the MPO Policy Committee approved the 2020 Highway Safety Targets. Additionally, the committee received an update on the regional priorities that will guide the FY2021 Unified Work Program call for projects. The UWP annually funds transportation planning and projects across the seven-county region.

 

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

At the April 30 meeting, the committee will continue discussing lessons learned during the first call for projects and possible changes to the evaluation and scoring criteria for the program.

At the January 30 meeting, the committee discussed potentially adding additional eligible project categories, targeting evaluations to applicant-selected categories, and shifting “Inclusion in Plans” from a scoring criterion to an eligibility criterion for next year’s call for projects.

 

Transportation Committee
Meets next on Friday, April 3, at 9:30 a.m.

At the April 3 meeting, the committee will receive an update on the South Cook County Mobility Study, which will pilot increased service on the Metra Electric and changes to fare policies on the commuter line. Representatives from CMAP and the Metropolitan Mayors’ Caucus will present on the development of a regional climate action plan that is compliant with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. Additionally, the RTA will update about their ongoing efforts to incorporate performance into the region’s allocation of various transit funds.

At the February 21 meeting, the committee recommended approval of the semi-annual ON TO 2050/Transportation Improvement Program Conformity Analysis and TIP Amendment to the CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee. Staff presented a draft list of the 2021 Project Group for the CMAP LTA program. Additionally, the committee received an update on the regional priorities that will guide the FY2021 UWP call for projects. The UWP annually funds transportation planning and projects across the seven-county region.

 

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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Committee Updates

Dear CMAP Committee members and friends,

In an effort to better coordinate across CMAPs committees, staff 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.

March Update

Join a joint meeting of the Human and Community Development Committee and the Economic Development Committee

 

On Monday, March 23 the Human and Community Development and the Economic Development Committees will meet jointly to discuss planning and research across the region. CMAP staff will provide an update on the Garfield Green Line South Action Plan, a Local Technical Assistance (LTA) project CMAP is undertaking in partnership with Elevated Chicago. Additionally, the Partnership for College Completion will present on their analysis of college affordability in Illinois. The committees will also receive a presentation from the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning & Development on INVEST South/West, a new community improvement initiative to marshal resources toward 10 neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides.

 

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, March 18, at 1:00 p.m.

At the March 18 meeting, the committee will hear from the DuPage Department of Transportation on a recent feasibility study on the East Branch DuPage River Greenway Trail. Additionally, the Metropolitan Planning Council will present the recommendations from their recent report, “Toward Universal Mobility: Charting a Path to Improve Transportation Accessibility.

 

Board
Meets next on Wednesday, March 11, at 9:30 a.m.

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

At the March 11 meeting, staff will recommend the projects for inclusion in the 2021 Project Group for the CMAP LTA program for Board approval. Additionally, the Board will discuss the draft fiscal year 2021 Work Plan and Budget for the agency.

At the February 12 meeting, staff presented the draft 2020 Federal Agenda and Reauthorization Principles, which provides Congress and the administration with CMAP’s top policy priorities to aid the implementation of ON TO 2050 at the federal level.  

 

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

At the March meeting of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee, staff will present a summary of the 2021 Project Group for the CMAP LTA program from the 2019 CMAP LTA and Regional Transportation Authority Community Planning joint call for projects.

 

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, April 30, at 11:00 a.m.

At the January 30 meeting, the CMAQ Project Selection Committee discussed project evaluation methods for the next call for projects.

 

Coordinating Committee
Meets next on Wednesday, March 11, at 8:00 a.m.

At the March 11 meeting, CMAP staff will present the 2021 Project Group for the Local Technical Assistance program. Additionally, CMAP staff will solicit feedback from the committee on a research project underway that is reexamining State of Illinois revenue disbursements to local governments.

At the January 8 meeting, staff presented a draft list of the projects selected from the 2019 CMAP LTA program and RTA Community Planning joint call for projects.

 

Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, April 14, at 9:30 a.m.

At the January 28 meeting, staff updated the Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee on the status of the FFY 2020 Surface Transportation Program. Additionally, staff presented on recent data collection and research to prioritize highway-rail grade crossings in the region.

 

Economic Development Committee
Meets next jointly with the Human and Community Development Committee on Monday, March 23, at 9:30 a.m.

On Monday, March 23 the Human and Community Development and the Economic Development Committees will meet jointly to discuss planning and research across the region. CMAP staff will provide an update on the Garfield Green Line South Action Plan, a local technical assistance project CMAP is undertaking in partnership with Elevated Chicago. Additionally, the Partnership for College Completion will present their regional examination of college enrollment, attainment, and completion in the seven-county Chicago region. The committees will also receive a presentation from the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning & Development on the INVEST South/West, a new community improvement initiative to marshal resource toward 10 neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides.

At the January 27 meeting, the Economic Development Committee received an overview of Cook County’s draft 2020-2024 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and Consolidated Plan. The committee also provided feedback on a CMAP project that will develop strategies on incentives for economic development.

 

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

At the March 5 meeting, staff provided the Environment and Natural Resources Committee an overview of the project selection processes for CMAP’s transportation programming. Staff also gave an update on CMAP’s legislative activities and bill actions in the Illinois General Assembly.

 

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

At the February 24 meeting, the committee heard presentations on Complete Streets Considerations for Freight Vehicles as well as the potential VMT and energy impacts of the growth of e-commerce.

 

Human and Community Development Committee
Meets next jointly with the Economic Development Committee on Monday, March 23, at 9:30 a.m.

On Monday, March 23 the Human and Community Development and the Economic Development Committees will meet jointly to discuss planning and research across the region. CMAP staff will provide an update on the Garfield Green Line South Action Plan, a local technical assistance project CMAP is undertaking in partnership with Elevated Chicago. Additionally, the Partnership for College Completion will present their regional examination of college enrollment, attainment, and completion in the seven-county Chicago region. The committees will also receive a presentation from the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning & Development on the INVEST South/West, a new community improvement initiative to marshal resource toward 10 neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides.

At the February 4 meeting, the Human and Community Development Committee received information on regional transportation programs and provided feedback on CMAP’s Inclusive Growth project selection evaluation criteria.

 

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

At the May 5 meeting, committee member Angela Brooks from the Chicago Housing Authority will present a recently developed Housing Policy Guide from the American Planning Association. The guide details actionable solutions that planners can use to advocate for critical policy changes at the local, state, and federal levels.

At the March 3 meeting, CMAP staff presented the 2021 Project Group that will be recommended for Board approval for the 2021 Local Technical Assistance program. Additionally, the committee provided CMAP staff feedback on a research project currently underway to develop a guide on local incentives for economic development.

 

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee
Meets next on Thursday, March 12, at 9:30 a.m.

At the March 12 meeting, the MPO Policy Committee will receive information on two sets of improvement projects along I-55 in Will County that, based on the threshold for regionally significant projects, must be considered as potential amendments to ON TO 2050.

At the January 9 meeting, the MPO Policy Committee approved the 2020 Highway Safety Targets. Additionally, the committee received an update on the regional priorities that will guide the FY2021 Unified Work Program call for projects. The UWP annually funds transportation planning and projects across the seven-county region.

 

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

At the April 30 meeting, the committee will continue discussing lessons learned during the first call for projects and possible changes to the evaluation and scoring criteria for the program.

At the January 30 meeting, the committee discussed potentially adding additional eligible project categories, targeting evaluations to applicant-selected categories, and shifting “Inclusion in Plans” from a scoring criterion to an eligibility criterion for next year’s call for projects.

 

Transportation Committee
Meets next on Friday, April 3, at 9:30 a.m.

At the April 3 meeting, the committee will receive an update on the South Cook County Mobility Study, which will pilot increased service on the Metra Electric and changes to fare policies on the commuter line. Representatives from CMAP and the Metropolitan Mayors’ Caucus will present on the development of a regional climate action plan that is compliant with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. Additionally, the RTA will update about their ongoing efforts to incorporate performance into the region’s allocation of various transit funds.

At the February 21 meeting, the committee recommended approval of the semi-annual ON TO 2050/Transportation Improvement Program Conformity Analysis and TIP Amendment to the CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee. Staff presented a draft list of the 2021 Project Group for the CMAP LTA program. Additionally, the committee received an update on the regional priorities that will guide the FY2021 UWP call for projects. The UWP annually funds transportation planning and projects across the seven-county region.

 

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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