Trips by time of day
A day in the life of the region's transportation system.
Getting to and from work is only one part of our daily travel, but commutes strongly influence our region's transportation system. Studying commute patterns is an important part of understanding Chicago area travel trends and defining the transportation system's overall capacity needs.
Trips in motion by time of day in the CMAP region, 2008.
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning analysis of Travel Tracker Survey, 2008.
Transportation trends updates
January 30, 2017
Snapshots offer data-driven summaries of regional trends and current conditions.Read more
August 26, 2016
Freight is a critical component of the regional economy in northeastern Illinois and generates significant transportation demand across multiple modes. While much of the Chicago Metropolitan A...Read more
April 26, 2016
Metropolitan Chicago's workforce is one of the most important factors in a strong regional economy. An integral element -- regional workforce mobility, measured in this Policy Update by ...Read more
December 10, 2015
On December 3, 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. The ACS collects information such as ancestry, educational attainmen...Read more
October 09, 2015
This Policy Update looks at trends in the region's freight activity and the challenges facing this mode.Read more
September 03, 2015
This Policy Update looks at how the region’s waterways are currently used for freight activity and the challenges facing this mode.Read more
August 21, 2015
This Policy Update looks at the current trends and challenges facing air freight and planned improvements meant to increase freight capacity at Chicago’s O’Hare airport.Read more