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.

June update

Virtual meeting of the CMAP Board 

Join a virtual meeting of the CMAP Board on June 9 at 9:30 a.m. Staff will request approval on proposed updates to the CMAP Board bylaws and the semi-annual ON TO 2050 TIP Conformity Analysis & TIP Amendment. The Board will receive a presentation on a letter submitted to the Surface Transportation Board regarding the proposals to acquire Kansas City Southern Railroad. Finally, staff will present updates on CMAP's state and federal legislative agendas.

Committee meeting recordings

Recent CMAP committee meetings are available on our YouTube site.

Committee updates

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, June 16, at 1:00 p.m.

At the April 14 meeting of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force, members received a presentation by Dave Simmons, executive director of Ride Illinois. Simmons discussed his involvement with Cycling Without Age, a nonprofit that offers recreational mobility to those unable to ride independently through trishaw rides. The committee also heard from Jessica Hyink, transportation and mobility coordinator for the City of Evanston, who led an informational discussion on her experience implementing public arts projects that seek to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

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

At the June 9 meeting, staff will request approval on proposed updates to the CMAP Board bylaws. Staff will also seek approval on the semi-annual ON TO 2050 TIP Conformity Analysis & TIP Amendment. CMAP held a 30-day public comment period for the proposed changes and will present the updates to the Board. Staff will also present on a letter submitted to the Surface Transportation Board regarding the proposals to acquire Kansas City Southern Railroad. To prepare for future discussions on this topic, staff will provide an update to the Board on the region’s rail-freight system. Finally, the Board will hear updates on CMAP's state and federal legislative agendas.

At the May 12 meeting, staff presented on the ON TO 2050 plan update. The Board received an overview of the nine component projects that are proceeding to complete this update. Staff discussed developments related to CMAP's federal and state legislative agendas, and offered information on legislation that has the potential to impact the implementation of the ON TO 2050 plan.

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

At the June 8 meeting of the Citizens' Advisory Committee, CMAP staff will present results from the Water Demand Forecast and the upcoming update to it. Members will learn more about CMAP's FY2022 climate work plan, which will outline climate-based topics for the upcoming year. Staff will present on a transportation modeling project that examines strategies to reduce emissions from the transportation sector. The committee will also receive an update on CMAP's air quality conformity analysis and have an opportunity to discuss and provide feedback on key recommendations from the Prairie Path and Taft Avenue Corridor Plan.

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, July 1, at 11:00 a.m.

At the May 13 meeting, CMAP staff presented on the Project Monitoring Status Sheets for active and deferred CMAQ and TAP-L funded projects. Staff sought approval for project changes for four projects/segments within the Transportation Improvement Program and presented on a revised proposal to the project change request approval procedure. The committee received an update on the evaluation of projects for FY2022-2026.

Coordinating Committee
Meets next on Wednesday, June 9, at 8:00 a.m.

At the June 9 meeting, staff will present on the ON TO 2050 plan update. The presentation will provide an overview of the nine component projects that are proceeding to complete this update. Staff will lead a workshop on the lifecycle of a Local Technical Assistance project. The workshop will provide examples of several Local Technical Assistance projects at different stages of the planning process to support members’ understanding of their role in the project lifecycle.

Council of Mayors Executive Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, July 20, at 9:30 a.m.

At the April 20 meeting, the Council of Mayors Executive Committee received an update on the recent work of the STP Project Selection Committee. The committee also received an update from IDOT Local Roads. CMAP staff then gave a presentation explaining the agency’s membership with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, and highlighted resources available to support the agency’s pursuit of equity. Next, staff gave a presentation explaining the economic impact COVID-19 has had in northeastern Illinois, focusing on several key economic indicators. Lastly, staff provided an update on the Local Government Network initiative and recent progress on the agency's legislative priorities at the state and federal levels.

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

At the June 28 meeting, Robin Schabes with the Chicago Community Loan Fund will present on the Chicagoland Opportunity Zones Consortium, a partnership to facilitate equitable investments through matchmaking, education, and technical support. CMAP staff will also discuss initial findings on the prevalence of local development incentives in the region, as well as the start of a local government consortium to collaborate on related best practices.

The Economic Development Committee met jointly with the Environment and Natural Resources Committee on March 22. At the meeting, staff presented on COVID-19’s economic impact in northeastern Illinois by highlighting a summary of economic indicators and signs of recovery from widespread layoffs and closures. Dr. Janet Smith from the EDA University Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago discussed recent efforts to support a vibrant green economy in the Calumet area through the Calumet Regional Mapping Tool. Kelly McGourty from the Puget Sound Regional Council shared the Seattle region’s Four-Part Greenhouse Gas Strategy. CMAP staff also presented the 2021 state legislative agenda.

Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Meets next on Thursday, July 1, at 9:30 a.m.

At the May 6 meeting of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee, CMAP staff presented on Community Data Snapshots, which summarize demographics, housing, employment, and other census data for communities in the region. Staff also gave an update of progress to date on modeling potential strategies for reducing transportation emissions. Cook County presented on the Clean Energy Plan, which outlines the county’s path to achieve a 45 percent reduction in carbon emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 for county-owned facilities. CMAP staff then provided an update on the Garfield Green Line South LTA project. CMAP is working with Elevated Chicago, community groups, and the Regional Transportation Authority to update the Community Work Plan with the specific goal of continuing the progress of turning the station into a community asset.

Freight Committee
Meets next on Monday, September 20, at 10:00 a.m.

At the May 17 meeting, staff presented on CMAP’s call for projects for the Surface Transportation Program-Shared Fund, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, and local Transportation Alternatives Program projects. The presentation focused on the types of applications received and the project selection timeline. David Schaller of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency provided the committee with an update on commercial freight trucking electrification. The presentation focused on the development of electric trucks and green infrastructure within the trucking industry. The committee also received a presentation on the Chicago Department of Transportation’s update on two freight studies: the Chicago Rail Futures II Study and the Chicago Southwest Industrial Corridors Study.

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

At the June 8 meeting, CMAP staff presented recent research on best practices and the prevalence of local incentive use. CMAP has developed a handbook of best practices for incentive use in northeastern Illinois. Additionally, CMAP is currently developing a report on incentive use in the region, including how many communities in the region use incentives. Staff also presented an update on the Lemont Downtown Parking Study, a Local Technical Assistance project that will make recommendations on strategies to actively manage parking, encourage transit-supportive land uses, and enhance the integration and connectivity of the transportation system.

At the April 13 meeting, staff shared findings and recommendations from a recent research effort to analyze the equity of transportation fines, fares, and fees. In addition, staff shared recent updates to CMAP's Community Data Snapshots, which are data profiles on municipalities, counties, and Chicago Community Areas that summarize demographics, housing, and other census data.

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

At the June 1 meeting, CMAP staff presented on best practices for local incentive use. Topics included CMAP's recently published incentives handbook for local governments, upcoming report on the prevalence of local incentives in northeastern Illinois, and the initialization of a local government consortium to collaborate on best practices. CMAP staff then provided an update on the Garfield Green Line South project. CMAP is working with Elevated Chicago, community groups, and the Regional Transportation Authority to update the Community Work Plan with the specific goal of continuing the progress of turning the station into a community asset.

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee
Meets next on Thursday, June 10, at 9:30 a.m.

At the June 10 meeting, CMAP staff will provide an overview of the nine component projects of the ON TO 2050 plan update. CMAP is federally required to update certain elements of the region’s long-range plan every four years, which must be adopted by the CMAP Board and the MPO Policy Committee by October 2022. Staff will also provide an update on the Safety Action Agenda and the most recent Safety Resource Group meeting.

At the March 11 meeting, the MPO approved the 2022 Transit Safety Targets and the 2021 Pavement Condition Targets. In addition, staff shared findings and recommendations from a recent research effort to analyze the equity of transportation fines, fares, and fees.

Surface Transportation Program (STP) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, July 1, at 9:30 a.m.

At the April 1 meeting, CMAP staff provided a summary of applications received during the call for projects that closed on March 5, 2021. In addition, staff shared a status update on the active and  programs of the Shared Fund, as well as an update on the accounting of available, programmed, and obligated funds.  

Tier II Consultation Committee
Tier II Consultation Committee meetings are held on call.

At the May 25 meeting, the committee discussed the status of ozone nonattainment for both the 2008 and 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The region is classified as serious for the 2008 NAAQS and moderate for the 2015 NAAQS. Depending on this summer’s ozone season, the region will either attain the 2008 NAAQS or get bumped up to severe next year. It is highly unlikely the region will attain the 2015 ozone NAAQS and will likely get bumped to serious in the next two years. The committee also discussed a new mobile emissions model from the EPA, MOVES3, a method for estimating greenhouse gas mobile source emissions for large transportation projects, and Carbon Monoxide Hot-Spot Analysis requirements.

Transportation Committee
Meets next on Friday, July 16, at 9:30 a.m.

At the June 4 meeting, the Transportation Committee approved recommending the semi-annual ON TO 2050/TIP Conformity Analysis and Conformity TIP amendment to the CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee for approval, and approved formal TIP amendment 21-05. CMAP staff provided an overview of the nine component projects of the ON TO 2050 plan update. CMAP is federally required to update certain elements of the region’s long-range plan every four years, which must be adopted by the CMAP Board and the MPO Policy committee by October 2022.

Staff also presented on CMAP's Mobility Recovery project, which will develop a strategic action plan to mitigate a likely rebound in congestion, sustain the transit system beyond the recovery phase, and increase the overall resilience of the region's multimodal transportation system. The Chicago Department of Transportation provided an update on the Chicago Rails Future II Study, and the Regional Transportation Authority presented the results and recommendations from a study conducted in partnership with Pace to identify possible innovations to ADA paratransit operations

Unified Work Program (UWP) Committee
Meets next on Wednesday, September 8, at 1:00 p.m.

At the May 12 meeting, the UWP Committee reviewed the project selection criteria and process for the competitive projects portion of the program. Based on the discussion and comments from the meeting, in addition to the past three strategy meetings, CMAP staff will share the FY23 UWP competitive program plan for consideration at the September 8 meeting.

Learn more or attend a meeting

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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMAP has determined it is neither practical nor prudent to meet in person at this time. Therefore, 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.

June update

Virtual meeting of the CMAP Board 

Join a virtual meeting of the CMAP Board on June 9 at 9:30 a.m. Staff will request approval on proposed updates to the CMAP Board bylaws and the semi-annual ON TO 2050 TIP Conformity Analysis & TIP Amendment. The Board will receive a presentation on a letter submitted to the Surface Transportation Board regarding the proposals to acquire Kansas City Southern Railroad. Finally, staff will present updates on CMAP's state and federal legislative agendas.

Committee meeting recordings

Recent CMAP committee meetings are available on our YouTube site.

Committee updates

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, June 16, at 1:00 p.m.

At the April 14 meeting of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force, members received a presentation by Dave Simmons, executive director of Ride Illinois. Simmons discussed his involvement with Cycling Without Age, a nonprofit that offers recreational mobility to those unable to ride independently through trishaw rides. The committee also heard from Jessica Hyink, transportation and mobility coordinator for the City of Evanston, who led an informational discussion on her experience implementing public arts projects that seek to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

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

At the June 9 meeting, staff will request approval on proposed updates to the CMAP Board bylaws. Staff will also seek approval on the semi-annual ON TO 2050 TIP Conformity Analysis & TIP Amendment. CMAP held a 30-day public comment period for the proposed changes and will present the updates to the Board. Staff will also present on a letter submitted to the Surface Transportation Board regarding the proposals to acquire Kansas City Southern Railroad. To prepare for future discussions on this topic, staff will provide an update to the Board on the region’s rail-freight system. Finally, the Board will hear updates on CMAP's state and federal legislative agendas.

At the May 12 meeting, staff presented on the ON TO 2050 plan update. The Board received an overview of the nine component projects that are proceeding to complete this update. Staff discussed developments related to CMAP's federal and state legislative agendas, and offered information on legislation that has the potential to impact the implementation of the ON TO 2050 plan.

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

At the June 8 meeting of the Citizens' Advisory Committee, CMAP staff will present results from the Water Demand Forecast and the upcoming update to it. Members will learn more about CMAP's FY2022 climate work plan, which will outline climate-based topics for the upcoming year. Staff will present on a transportation modeling project that examines strategies to reduce emissions from the transportation sector. The committee will also receive an update on CMAP's air quality conformity analysis and have an opportunity to discuss and provide feedback on key recommendations from the Prairie Path and Taft Avenue Corridor Plan.

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, July 1, at 11:00 a.m.

At the May 13 meeting, CMAP staff presented on the Project Monitoring Status Sheets for active and deferred CMAQ and TAP-L funded projects. Staff sought approval for project changes for four projects/segments within the Transportation Improvement Program and presented on a revised proposal to the project change request approval procedure. The committee received an update on the evaluation of projects for FY2022-2026.

Coordinating Committee
Meets next on Wednesday, June 9, at 8:00 a.m.

At the June 9 meeting, staff will present on the ON TO 2050 plan update. The presentation will provide an overview of the nine component projects that are proceeding to complete this update. Staff will lead a workshop on the lifecycle of a Local Technical Assistance project. The workshop will provide examples of several Local Technical Assistance projects at different stages of the planning process to support members’ understanding of their role in the project lifecycle.

Council of Mayors Executive Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, July 20, at 9:30 a.m.

At the April 20 meeting, the Council of Mayors Executive Committee received an update on the recent work of the STP Project Selection Committee. The committee also received an update from IDOT Local Roads. CMAP staff then gave a presentation explaining the agency’s membership with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, and highlighted resources available to support the agency’s pursuit of equity. Next, staff gave a presentation explaining the economic impact COVID-19 has had in northeastern Illinois, focusing on several key economic indicators. Lastly, staff provided an update on the Local Government Network initiative and recent progress on the agency's legislative priorities at the state and federal levels.

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

At the June 28 meeting, Robin Schabes with the Chicago Community Loan Fund will present on the Chicagoland Opportunity Zones Consortium, a partnership to facilitate equitable investments through matchmaking, education, and technical support. CMAP staff will also discuss initial findings on the prevalence of local development incentives in the region, as well as the start of a local government consortium to collaborate on related best practices.

The Economic Development Committee met jointly with the Environment and Natural Resources Committee on March 22. At the meeting, staff presented on COVID-19’s economic impact in northeastern Illinois by highlighting a summary of economic indicators and signs of recovery from widespread layoffs and closures. Dr. Janet Smith from the EDA University Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago discussed recent efforts to support a vibrant green economy in the Calumet area through the Calumet Regional Mapping Tool. Kelly McGourty from the Puget Sound Regional Council shared the Seattle region’s Four-Part Greenhouse Gas Strategy. CMAP staff also presented the 2021 state legislative agenda.

Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Meets next on Thursday, July 1, at 9:30 a.m.

At the May 6 meeting of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee, CMAP staff presented on Community Data Snapshots, which summarize demographics, housing, employment, and other census data for communities in the region. Staff also gave an update of progress to date on modeling potential strategies for reducing transportation emissions. Cook County presented on the Clean Energy Plan, which outlines the county’s path to achieve a 45 percent reduction in carbon emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 for county-owned facilities. CMAP staff then provided an update on the Garfield Green Line South LTA project. CMAP is working with Elevated Chicago, community groups, and the Regional Transportation Authority to update the Community Work Plan with the specific goal of continuing the progress of turning the station into a community asset.

Freight Committee
Meets next on Monday, September 20, at 10:00 a.m.

At the May 17 meeting, staff presented on CMAP’s call for projects for the Surface Transportation Program-Shared Fund, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, and local Transportation Alternatives Program projects. The presentation focused on the types of applications received and the project selection timeline. David Schaller of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency provided the committee with an update on commercial freight trucking electrification. The presentation focused on the development of electric trucks and green infrastructure within the trucking industry. The committee also received a presentation on the Chicago Department of Transportation’s update on two freight studies: the Chicago Rail Futures II Study and the Chicago Southwest Industrial Corridors Study.

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

At the June 8 meeting, CMAP staff presented recent research on best practices and the prevalence of local incentive use. CMAP has developed a handbook of best practices for incentive use in northeastern Illinois. Additionally, CMAP is currently developing a report on incentive use in the region, including how many communities in the region use incentives. Staff also presented an update on the Lemont Downtown Parking Study, a Local Technical Assistance project that will make recommendations on strategies to actively manage parking, encourage transit-supportive land uses, and enhance the integration and connectivity of the transportation system.

At the April 13 meeting, staff shared findings and recommendations from a recent research effort to analyze the equity of transportation fines, fares, and fees. In addition, staff shared recent updates to CMAP's Community Data Snapshots, which are data profiles on municipalities, counties, and Chicago Community Areas that summarize demographics, housing, and other census data.

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

At the June 1 meeting, CMAP staff presented on best practices for local incentive use. Topics included CMAP's recently published incentives handbook for local governments, upcoming report on the prevalence of local incentives in northeastern Illinois, and the initialization of a local government consortium to collaborate on best practices. CMAP staff then provided an update on the Garfield Green Line South project. CMAP is working with Elevated Chicago, community groups, and the Regional Transportation Authority to update the Community Work Plan with the specific goal of continuing the progress of turning the station into a community asset.

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee
Meets next on Thursday, June 10, at 9:30 a.m.

At the June 10 meeting, CMAP staff will provide an overview of the nine component projects of the ON TO 2050 plan update. CMAP is federally required to update certain elements of the region’s long-range plan every four years, which must be adopted by the CMAP Board and the MPO Policy Committee by October 2022. Staff will also provide an update on the Safety Action Agenda and the most recent Safety Resource Group meeting.

At the March 11 meeting, the MPO approved the 2022 Transit Safety Targets and the 2021 Pavement Condition Targets. In addition, staff shared findings and recommendations from a recent research effort to analyze the equity of transportation fines, fares, and fees.

Surface Transportation Program (STP) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, July 1, at 9:30 a.m.

At the April 1 meeting, CMAP staff provided a summary of applications received during the call for projects that closed on March 5, 2021. In addition, staff shared a status update on the active and  programs of the Shared Fund, as well as an update on the accounting of available, programmed, and obligated funds.  

Tier II Consultation Committee
Tier II Consultation Committee meetings are held on call.

At the May 25 meeting, the committee discussed the status of ozone nonattainment for both the 2008 and 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The region is classified as serious for the 2008 NAAQS and moderate for the 2015 NAAQS. Depending on this summer’s ozone season, the region will either attain the 2008 NAAQS or get bumped up to severe next year. It is highly unlikely the region will attain the 2015 ozone NAAQS and will likely get bumped to serious in the next two years. The committee also discussed a new mobile emissions model from the EPA, MOVES3, a method for estimating greenhouse gas mobile source emissions for large transportation projects, and Carbon Monoxide Hot-Spot Analysis requirements.

Transportation Committee
Meets next on Friday, July 16, at 9:30 a.m.

At the June 4 meeting, the Transportation Committee approved recommending the semi-annual ON TO 2050/TIP Conformity Analysis and Conformity TIP amendment to the CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee for approval, and approved formal TIP amendment 21-05. CMAP staff provided an overview of the nine component projects of the ON TO 2050 plan update. CMAP is federally required to update certain elements of the region’s long-range plan every four years, which must be adopted by the CMAP Board and the MPO Policy committee by October 2022.

Staff also presented on CMAP's Mobility Recovery project, which will develop a strategic action plan to mitigate a likely rebound in congestion, sustain the transit system beyond the recovery phase, and increase the overall resilience of the region's multimodal transportation system. The Chicago Department of Transportation provided an update on the Chicago Rails Future II Study, and the Regional Transportation Authority presented the results and recommendations from a study conducted in partnership with Pace to identify possible innovations to ADA paratransit operations

Unified Work Program (UWP) Committee
Meets next on Wednesday, September 8, at 1:00 p.m.

At the May 12 meeting, the UWP Committee reviewed the project selection criteria and process for the competitive projects portion of the program. Based on the discussion and comments from the meeting, in addition to the past three strategy meetings, CMAP staff will share the FY23 UWP competitive program plan for consideration at the September 8 meeting.

Learn more or attend a meeting

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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMAP has determined it is neither practical nor prudent to meet in person at this time. Therefore, 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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