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Programs

This section of the CMAP website includes information about important program activities that are distinct from — yet that also support — development and implementation of regional plans, among other objectives. Also see the agency’s current budget and work plan for complete information about staff activities.

Programs

Programs

Regional economy

CMAP's work plan addresses diverse factors that shape our region's economy, including industry clusters, economic innovation, workforce, and tax policy. Related resources and initiatives include the regional economic indicators and Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership.

Livability planning

CMAP studies various topics that influence livability of communities and the region: accessibilityland use and zoninghousing, watersustainability, and community development.

Local planning

The CMAP technical assistance program provides planning assistance to municipalities, counties, nonprofits, and intergovernmental organizations to plan across jurisdictions. Related resources include local ordinances and toolkits.

Transportation planning and analysis

CMAP studies factors related to freight, roads, transit, safety, strategic investment, and walking and bicycling. CMAP also conducts ongoing studies of regional travel patterns and identifies strategies that address COVID-19 mobility recovery.

CMAP is undertaking a collaborative project to develop a Plan of Action for Regional Transit (PART) that will identify recommendations that can help the region invest in a stronger and more financially secure transit system.

Transportation programming

CMAP guides allocation of federal funds for transportation through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and directly programs funds, including the Surface Transportation Program (STP), Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ). A call for projects to be programmed in FFYs 2024 - 2028 with these fund sources will be open from January 17 to March 10, 2023.

Learn how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act affects transportation funding in northeastern Illinois.

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Programs

Regional economy

CMAP's work plan addresses diverse factors that shape our region's economy, including industry clusters, economic innovation, workforce, and tax policy. Related resources and initiatives include the regional economic indicators and Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership.

Livability planning

CMAP studies various topics that influence livability of communities and the region: accessibilityland use and zoninghousing, watersustainability, and community development.

Local planning

The CMAP technical assistance program provides planning assistance to municipalities, counties, nonprofits, and intergovernmental organizations to plan across jurisdictions. Related resources include local ordinances and toolkits.

Transportation planning and analysis

CMAP studies factors related to freight, roads, transit, safety, strategic investment, and walking and bicycling. CMAP also conducts ongoing studies of regional travel patterns and identifies strategies that address COVID-19 mobility recovery.

CMAP is undertaking a collaborative project to develop a Plan of Action for Regional Transit (PART) that will identify recommendations that can help the region invest in a stronger and more financially secure transit system.

Transportation programming

CMAP guides allocation of federal funds for transportation through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and directly programs funds, including the Surface Transportation Program (STP), Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ). A call for projects to be programmed in FFYs 2024 - 2028 with these fund sources will be open from January 17 to March 10, 2023.

Learn how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act affects transportation funding in northeastern Illinois.

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