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.

November Update

2019 Local Technical Assistance (LTA) call for projects

In September and October, CMAP and the RTA held a joint call for projects for CMAP’s LTA program and the RTA’s Community Planning program. The programs offer planning resources to communities across northeastern Illinois to help implement the recommendations of ON TO 2050. Join the CMAP Board on November 13 to learn about the 81 applications that were submitted from all seven counties in the region and the metrics the agency will use to select projects.

 

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 Wednesday, November 13, at 9:30 a.m.

At the November 13 meeting, the CMAP Board will receive a summary of applications received from the 2019 joint CMAP and RTA call for projects conducted between September 17 and October 18, 2019. Additionally, the Board will receive 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.

At the October 10 meeting, the Board met jointly with the MPO Policy Committee. Both bodies approved 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.

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, January 30, at 11:00 a.m.

At the October 31 meeting, the CMAQ Project Selection Committee discussed analysis for the next project call and received an annual update on CMAQ performance measures.

 

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

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

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, January 28, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 29 meeting, the committee received updates from CMAP staff on the FFY 2021 – 2025 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 (ESP) 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 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 November 7 meeting, staff led 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 provided an overview of the Rebuild Illinois capital program and the environmental programs funded as part of the package.

 

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

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

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 effort to develop a transportation equity framework. Members will also be asked to provide feedback on current efforts to establish a multiyear approach to CMAP’s research into housing, demographic, and development trends.

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 LTA projects in Austin and Belmont-Cragin.

 

Land Use and Housing Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, January 7, at 9:30 a.m.

At the November 5 meeting, the committee received a summary of the applications received for the 2019 LTA 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 October 10 meeting, the MPO Policy Committee met jointly with the Board. The bodies approved 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.

 

Surface Transportation Project (STP) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, November 21, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 31 meeting, the committee discussed evaluating the lessons learned from the completion of the first call for Shared Fund projects including, reaffirming program goals, whether to pursue rolling focus for project eligibility, and requirements for completion of phase 1 engineering. The committee also began discussing options for incorporating improved performance into the local distribution formula. Both discussions will continue at the committee’s next meeting on November 21, 2019.

 

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 Pace and McHenry County will present on their capital budgets.

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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