CMAQ/TAP-L Program Development

Historical CMAQ/TAP-L Program Development

Visit Call for Transportation Projects for the open call for CMAQ, TAP-L and STP Shared Fund.

CMAQ FFY 2018-2022 and TAP-L FFY 2018-2020 Call for Projects

The CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee approved the FFY 2018-2022 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and FFY 2018-2020 locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP-L) programs on October 11, 2017.

FFY 2018-2022 CMAQ and FFY 2018-2020 TAP-L Program of Projects (pdf)

Proposed Program and Project Evaluation Scores

Public Review and Comment Period

Applications Submitted for Consideration

Project Applications with brief descriptions, location and financial information - Sorted by Project Type

Project Type Count


Access to Transit 9 $         5,276,831
Bicycle Facilities 34 $    105,104,498
Bottleneck Elimination 5 $    110,336,016
Direct Emissions Reduction 10 $    190,249,828
Intersection Improvement 29 $      86,738,085
Other 5 $      34,579,920
Signal Interconnect 4 $         5,298,199
Transit Facility Improvement 8 $    333,962,232
Transit Service and Equipment 1 $      35,200,000
Grand Total 105 $    906,745,609


Call for Projects - Application Materials

Applicant Resources

Below are external resources for CMAQ Applicants. Resources specific to Northeastern Illinois and CMAP Policies and Procedures can be found on the CMAQ Related Pages described on the CMAQ Program web page.

Agency Websites

Federal Highway Administration CMAQ Program Site

Federal Highway Administration CMAQ Reference Materials

Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards Site


Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Implementation Guidance (2016)

Interim Guidance on the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improve Program under MAP-21 (2012)

Final Guidance on the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program under SAFETEA-LU (2008)

Manuals and Processes

Federal Aid Project Flow Chart: Initiation to Completion (IDOT, 2002) Number correspond to Milestone Schedule

IDOT-District 1-Local Roads and Streets' Mechanics of Project Management; FHWA Process for Project Implementation (2008)

IDOT Bureau of Local Roads & Streets Manual

IDOT - It Takes Time Site


SAFETEA-LU 1808: CMAQ Evaluation and Assessment Phase II Final Report (FHWA, 2009)

SAFETEA-LU 1808: CMAQ Evaluation and Assessment, Phase I Final Report (FHWA, 2008)

The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program: Assessing 10 Years of Experience, Special Report 264 (Transportation Research Board, 2002)

Creating Transportation Choices: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Success Stories (U.S. EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, 1999)

Past Approved Programs

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