The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) creates a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in roads, bridges, and rail. Northeastern Illinois soon will start seeing millions of dollars to create a more resilient transportation network that serves everyone better.
Since IIJA became law, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has focused on leveraging the increased infrastructure funding for our region, coordinating around new competitive grant programs, and preparing regionally significant projects. Additionally, the infrastructure law places an equity, environment, and resilience lens on decision-making. Those policy goals align with the core principles of northeastern Illinois’ long-term comprehensive plan, ON TO 2050.
As the coordinating regional agency, CMAP is here to help. We are a resource to all our communities and counties in the region. We are ready to convene, prioritize, and build consensus. We have the expertise to ensure the region moves quickly on projects. This preparation takes financial analysis, modeling, and more. Fortunately, that’s what we’re good at!
On this page, you can find the latest information and resources that can help our communities and partners better understand the financial opportunities of the infrastructure law and the many different projects it will generate. For questions, contact Tim McMahon (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-386-8665).