UPDATES

February 1, 2023

Northeastern Illinois awarded $5 million grant to improve traffic safety across the region

A major federal grant will fund the Safe Travel for All Roadmap (STAR) program and address the sharp rise in traffic deaths, particularly among ...

January 25, 2023

In first-of-its-kind partnership, regional leaders unite around economic strategy to boost shared prosperity

Read how regional leaders unite around economic strategy, PART initiative aims for stronger transit system, and more in the latest CMAP Update.

January 24, 2023

New Land Use Inventory data available

CMAP released the 2018 Land Use Inventory, which identifies up to 50 different land categories in the region, and is available now for download.

January 24, 2023

Communities receive technical assistance to improve ADA compliance, strengthen accessibility

More than 20 communities throughout northeastern Illinois will receive technical assistance from CMAP to improve traffic safety, make travel more...

January 23, 2023

Region comes together to agree on priority projects for northeastern Illinois

CMAP worked with partners and stakeholders throughout northeastern Illinois to identify high-priority projects for infrastructure law funding.

January 19, 2023

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block applications open

Eligible state and local governments now can apply for $430 million in funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. ...

January 19, 2023

New agreement between IDOT and CDOT will help improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists

A new agreement between the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Chicago Department of Transportation will make it easier to implement ...

January 18, 2023

Call for projects: Communities can apply for surface transportation project funding

CMAP is currently accepting funding applications for surface transportation projects. Read more about the open call, CMAP's mobility recovery rep...

January 18, 2023

Northeastern Illinois launches PART project aims to secure financial viability of nation's 2nd largest transit system

The development of a plan for a stronger and more financially secure transit system for Chicagoland is now underway through PART: the Plan of A...

January 12, 2023

Technical Assistance program supports communities with ADA compliance, travel safety, and long-term planning needs

More than 20 communities throughout northeastern Illinois will receive technical assistance from CMAP to improve traffic safety, make travel more...

January 9, 2023

New report details vision, recommendations to reimagine mobility in northeastern Illinois

A new multi-year study lays out a detailed strategy and foundational groundwork for regional leaders to use when tackling the looming transit f...

January 5, 2023

New partnership and tool to strengthen economic development

Read the Regional Economic Newsletter to learn about a historic economic development partnership, a new tool on job quality and access, and more.

January 4, 2023

City of Chicago, Cook County & Six Chicagoland Counties Announce First-Ever Regional Partnership for Economic Development

Regional leaders announced the formation of the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership, a first-of-its-kind united effort to drive a regional ...

January 4, 2023

New federal funding to improve station accessibility

New federal funding will support making several CTA and Metra stations more accessible for riders with disabilities.

December 22, 2022

Looking back on a year of people and progress

As 2022 comes to an end, it's an opportunity to reflect on the progress we've made together toward our shared goals of building an inclusive and ...

December 20, 2022

Traffic and transit ridership continues to shift in 2022

Transit and transportation use has changed significantly since the pandemic began in 2020.

December 19, 2022

CMAP announces inaugural cohort for equitable engagement program

CMAP is excited to announce the inaugural cohort of a new pilot program designed to bring greater equity into regional planning, the Community ...

December 2, 2022

Celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities

The latest Accessible Communities newsletter includes information about International Day of People with Disabilities, accessibility improvements...

December 1, 2022

Does improving accessibility boost local economies?

Improving accessibility is vital to creating more economically prosperous and livable communities. But to truly understand the financial benefits...

December 1, 2022

New tool on job quality and access, updates from the Regional Economy Committee, and more

The latest Regional Economic News includes info about a new tool and updates on mobility recovery, regional housing coordination, and more.