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.

January Update

Local Technical Assistance (LTA) project selection

Over the next few months, CMAP staff will present a draft list of projects selected from the joint call for projects for CMAP’s LTA program and the Regional Transportation Authority’s (RTA) Community Planning program held during fall 2019. Staff will solicit feedback from the committees on the draft list of projects before making a final determination in the spring. Join the Coordinating Committee on Wednesday, January 8, to learn more.

 

2020 Highway Safety Targets

Under the federal Safety Performance Management Rule, state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) have responsibilities to set performance targets for a variety of transportation performance measures. This month, CMAP staff will request approval from the CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee on the 2020 Highway Safety Targets for the region, which were approved by the Transportation Committee in December.

 

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 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 next on Wednesday, January 8, at 9:30 a.m.

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

At the January 8 meeting, the CMAP Board will vote on the 2020 Highway Safety Targets approved in December by the Transportation Committee. Additionally, staff will provide an update on the regional priorities that will guide the FY2021 Unified Work Program (UWP) call for projects. The UWP annually funds transportation planning and projects across the seven-county region.

At the November 13 meeting, the CMAP Board received a summary of applications from the 2019 joint CMAP LTA and RTA Community Planning joint call for projects conducted this fall. Additionally, the Board heard a briefing on the flood susceptibility index, a tool developed by staff that helps communities prioritize infrastructure investments and better understand areas at high risk for flooding.

 

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 LTA projects selected from the 2019 CMAP LTA and RTA Community Planning joint call for projects.

 

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

At the January 30 meeting, the CMAQ Project Selection Committee will continue to discuss project evaluation methods for the next call for projects.

At the October 31 meeting, the CMAQ Project Selection Committee approved the FFY 2020 CMAQ obligation goal and discussed analysis for the next call for projects.

 

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

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

At the November 13 meeting, staff solicited feedback from the committee on the 2019 CMAP LTA call for project application process. Additionally, staff received input from the committee on the agency’s communications and outreach efforts.

 

Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, January 28, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 29 meeting, the committee received updates from CMAP staff on the FFY 2021–2025 Surface Transportation Program (STP) Local Programming Marks and the status of current STP expenditures in the region. Staff also provided an overview of CMAP’s Embedded Staff Planner program as well as a presentation on CMAP’s pilot municipal pavement management program.

 

Economic Development Committee
Meets next on Monday, January 27, at 9:30 a.m.

At the January 27 meeting, the Economic Development Committee will receive an overview of Cook County’s draft 2020-2024 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and Consolidated Plan (available for public comment through January 22, 2020). The committee will also be asked for feedback on a CMAP project that will provide strategies on incentives for economic development.

At the October 28 meeting, the committee heard a presentation by Brent Adams from the Woodstock Institute on Patterns of Disparity: Small Business Lending in Illinois. CMAP staff presented on an ongoing LTA project at the Illinois International Port District.

 

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

At the January 9 meeting, the Environment and Natural Resources Committee will receive a presentation from staff on the project selection process for CMAP’s transportation programs. Additionally, CMAP and the Metropolitan Mayor’s Caucus will provide an overview of recent efforts to develop a regional climate action plan that is compliant with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. Presenters will provide an overview of the project, and discuss preliminary findings and potential next steps.

At the November 7 meeting, staff led a discussion with the committee members to brainstorm and coordinate among regional partners for implementation of ON TO 2050. Additionally, staff provided an overview of the Rebuild Illinois capital program and environmental programs funded as part of the package.

 

Freight Committee
Meets next on Monday, February 24, at 10:00 a.m.

At the February 24 meeting, the committee will hear a presentation on Complete Streets Considerations for Freight Vehicles.

At the November 18 meeting, the committee heard presentations on innovative roadway designs and legal changes impacting truck route designations. The committee also provided feedback on an upcoming CMAP project examining emerging mobility technology.

 

Human and Community Development Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, February 4, at 10:00 a.m.

At the February 4 meeting, the Human and Community Development Committee will receive information on regional transportation programs and will be asked to provide feedback on CMAP’s Inclusive Growth project selection evaluation criteria. Additionally, the committee will receive information from staff that clarifies the agency’s committee structure and reviews the committee’s recent efforts to update the committee mission, charge, and membership.

At the December 10 meeting, CMAP staff presented a summary of the applications received during the 2019 CMAP LTA and RTA Community Planning joint call for projects. Members also provided feedback on current efforts to establish a multiyear approach to CMAP’s research into housing, demographic, and development trends.

 

Land Use and Housing Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, March 3, at 9:30 a.m.

At the November 5 meeting, the committee received a summary of the applications received for the 2019 LTA and RTA Community Planning joint call for projects. Additionally, staff presented on a project currently underway to develop an Inclusive Growth guide for LTA project managers.  Staff from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus provided an update on their ongoing efforts to help the region achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census, and encouraged committee members to distribute information with local municipalities on their upcoming 2020 Census Municipal Ideas Exchange.

 

MPO Policy Committee
Meets next on Thursday, January 9, at 9:30 a.m.

At the January 9 meeting, the MPO Policy Committee will vote on the 2020 Highway Safety Targets approved in December by the Transportation Committee. Additionally, the committee will receive 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.

At the October 10 meeting, the MPO Policy Committee met jointly with the Board. The bodies approved the 2020-2024 CMAQ Program, the 2020-2022 Transportation Alternatives Program-Local, and the 2020-2024 STP Shared Fund. These federal programs fund surface transportation projects that improve transit, traffic, bicycle facilities, freight, safety, and alternative fuel vehicles and equipment.

 

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

At the November 21 meeting, the STP Selection Committee evaluated lessons learned from the first Shared Fund call for projects cycle. The committee also approved a change that would allow all project types to be submitted for the next round.

 

Transportation Committee
Meets next on Friday, February 21, at 9:30 a.m.

At the February 21 meeting, will present a draft list of the projects selected from the 2019 CMAP LTA and RTA Community Planning joint call for projects. Additionally, the committee will receive 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. An overview presentation about the Hyperloop project from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency is tentatively scheduled.

At the November 15 meeting, CMAP staff approved the 2020 Safety Targets to the MPO. Additionally, staff from Pace and McHenry County presented on their capital budgets.

 

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.

January Update

Local Technical Assistance (LTA) project selection

Over the next few months, CMAP staff will present a draft list of projects selected from the joint call for projects for CMAP’s LTA program and the Regional Transportation Authority’s (RTA) Community Planning program held during fall 2019. Staff will solicit feedback from the committees on the draft list of projects before making a final determination in the spring. Join the Coordinating Committee on Wednesday, January 8, to learn more.

 

2020 Highway Safety Targets

Under the federal Safety Performance Management Rule, state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) have responsibilities to set performance targets for a variety of transportation performance measures. This month, CMAP staff will request approval from the CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee on the 2020 Highway Safety Targets for the region, which were approved by the Transportation Committee in December.

 

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 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 next on Wednesday, January 8, at 9:30 a.m.

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

At the January 8 meeting, the CMAP Board will vote on the 2020 Highway Safety Targets approved in December by the Transportation Committee. Additionally, staff will provide an update on the regional priorities that will guide the FY2021 Unified Work Program (UWP) call for projects. The UWP annually funds transportation planning and projects across the seven-county region.

At the November 13 meeting, the CMAP Board received a summary of applications from the 2019 joint CMAP LTA and RTA Community Planning joint call for projects conducted this fall. Additionally, the Board heard a briefing on the flood susceptibility index, a tool developed by staff that helps communities prioritize infrastructure investments and better understand areas at high risk for flooding.

 

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 LTA projects selected from the 2019 CMAP LTA and RTA Community Planning joint call for projects.

 

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

At the January 30 meeting, the CMAQ Project Selection Committee will continue to discuss project evaluation methods for the next call for projects.

At the October 31 meeting, the CMAQ Project Selection Committee approved the FFY 2020 CMAQ obligation goal and discussed analysis for the next call for projects.

 

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

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

At the November 13 meeting, staff solicited feedback from the committee on the 2019 CMAP LTA call for project application process. Additionally, staff received input from the committee on the agency’s communications and outreach efforts.

 

Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, January 28, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 29 meeting, the committee received updates from CMAP staff on the FFY 2021–2025 Surface Transportation Program (STP) Local Programming Marks and the status of current STP expenditures in the region. Staff also provided an overview of CMAP’s Embedded Staff Planner program as well as a presentation on CMAP’s pilot municipal pavement management program.

 

Economic Development Committee
Meets next on Monday, January 27, at 9:30 a.m.

At the January 27 meeting, the Economic Development Committee will receive an overview of Cook County’s draft 2020-2024 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and Consolidated Plan (available for public comment through January 22, 2020). The committee will also be asked for feedback on a CMAP project that will provide strategies on incentives for economic development.

At the October 28 meeting, the committee heard a presentation by Brent Adams from the Woodstock Institute on Patterns of Disparity: Small Business Lending in Illinois. CMAP staff presented on an ongoing LTA project at the Illinois International Port District.

 

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

At the January 9 meeting, the Environment and Natural Resources Committee will receive a presentation from staff on the project selection process for CMAP’s transportation programs. Additionally, CMAP and the Metropolitan Mayor’s Caucus will provide an overview of recent efforts to develop a regional climate action plan that is compliant with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. Presenters will provide an overview of the project, and discuss preliminary findings and potential next steps.

At the November 7 meeting, staff led a discussion with the committee members to brainstorm and coordinate among regional partners for implementation of ON TO 2050. Additionally, staff provided an overview of the Rebuild Illinois capital program and environmental programs funded as part of the package.

 

Freight Committee
Meets next on Monday, February 24, at 10:00 a.m.

At the February 24 meeting, the committee will hear a presentation on Complete Streets Considerations for Freight Vehicles.

At the November 18 meeting, the committee heard presentations on innovative roadway designs and legal changes impacting truck route designations. The committee also provided feedback on an upcoming CMAP project examining emerging mobility technology.

 

Human and Community Development Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, February 4, at 10:00 a.m.

At the February 4 meeting, the Human and Community Development Committee will receive information on regional transportation programs and will be asked to provide feedback on CMAP’s Inclusive Growth project selection evaluation criteria. Additionally, the committee will receive information from staff that clarifies the agency’s committee structure and reviews the committee’s recent efforts to update the committee mission, charge, and membership.

At the December 10 meeting, CMAP staff presented a summary of the applications received during the 2019 CMAP LTA and RTA Community Planning joint call for projects. Members also provided feedback on current efforts to establish a multiyear approach to CMAP’s research into housing, demographic, and development trends.

 

Land Use and Housing Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, March 3, at 9:30 a.m.

At the November 5 meeting, the committee received a summary of the applications received for the 2019 LTA and RTA Community Planning joint call for projects. Additionally, staff presented on a project currently underway to develop an Inclusive Growth guide for LTA project managers.  Staff from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus provided an update on their ongoing efforts to help the region achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census, and encouraged committee members to distribute information with local municipalities on their upcoming 2020 Census Municipal Ideas Exchange.

 

MPO Policy Committee
Meets next on Thursday, January 9, at 9:30 a.m.

At the January 9 meeting, the MPO Policy Committee will vote on the 2020 Highway Safety Targets approved in December by the Transportation Committee. Additionally, the committee will receive 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.

At the October 10 meeting, the MPO Policy Committee met jointly with the Board. The bodies approved the 2020-2024 CMAQ Program, the 2020-2022 Transportation Alternatives Program-Local, and the 2020-2024 STP Shared Fund. These federal programs fund surface transportation projects that improve transit, traffic, bicycle facilities, freight, safety, and alternative fuel vehicles and equipment.

 

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

At the November 21 meeting, the STP Selection Committee evaluated lessons learned from the first Shared Fund call for projects cycle. The committee also approved a change that would allow all project types to be submitted for the next round.

 

Transportation Committee
Meets next on Friday, February 21, at 9:30 a.m.

At the February 21 meeting, will present a draft list of the projects selected from the 2019 CMAP LTA and RTA Community Planning joint call for projects. Additionally, the committee will receive 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. An overview presentation about the Hyperloop project from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency is tentatively scheduled.

At the November 15 meeting, CMAP staff approved the 2020 Safety Targets to the MPO. Additionally, staff from Pace and McHenry County presented on their capital budgets.

 

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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