CMAP Weekly Update, 10-16-20

Making communities more walkable

ON TO 2050, the region’s long-range plan, encourages the development of compact, walkable communities. To support this recommendation, CMAP created the Sidewalk Inventory. This publicly available tool provides data that identifies gaps or opportunities for connections in a community’s sidewalk network. Watch our new video to learn how communities can use the database to prioritize sidewalk improvements in the future. 

 

Missed the joint CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee meeting? Watch it online

The CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee met jointly on Wednesday, October 14, and heard from CMAP staff about our recent outreach efforts to ensure a complete census count in the region.

 

Staff also updated members on the performance targets of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program, and the work to program funds for local shared transportation projects in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). You can watch a recording of the meeting on YouTube. The CMAP Board meets next on Wednesday, November 18.

 

CMAP Celebrates: Angela Manning-Hardimon

“I was the chief financial officer for O’Hare and Midway airports for about 11 years. When I started at CMAP, I was familiar with aviation, but interested in learning about other transportation topics like rail, bus, and freight.

“I like to consider myself a non-traditional CFO because, most times, a CFO is only responsible for accounting and finance. I’ve had the great fortune of managing finance, accounting, IT, human resources, facilities, and procurement. I love the variety of the role, and I get to work with everyone.

“A lot of people think I’m just focused on the money, but really that is not all I am focused on. I see my role as making sure CMAP has the resources, so staff can do the work they’re passionate about. We have to manage our money, and CMAP gets federal funding, so doing the work can require jumping through some hoops first. I like to think I’m the person jumping through those hoops, so staff can do what they’re passionate about. There’s nothing more rewarding to me than people doing what they’re passionate about. I want our employees to come to work and do what they love.”

Angela plays an integral role in the work the agency does every day. As a lifelong Chicagoan, she enjoys taking in all the city has to offer, from walking and biking on the lakefront to dining in new restaurants with her son.

 

The importance of sharing services

More communities in northeastern Illinois are seeking creative service-sharing arrangements with their neighbors as the pandemic continues to disrupt the economy and vital revenue sources. The region's long-range plan, ON TO 2050, also encourages communities to pursue service-sharing partnerships in the face of local governments being asked to do more with less.

 

Please join CMAP and local government officials Thursday, October 29, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., for a lively discussion on service sharing and the best practices communities can use to make coordinated investments. Christina Burns, assistant village administrator for Oswego, and Jenny Maltas, deputy village manager for Buffalo Grove, will share how they collaborate to save public dollars and improve the efficiency of local services.

 

Please register for the webinar here. Contact Jane Grover or Michelle Agunloye for more information.

 

RTA highlights communities' work to improve transit

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is spotlighting communities throughout northeastern Illinois and their efforts to implement improvements identified in RTA's Community Planning Program, which encourages transit-oriented development. RTA's newly released story map amplifies the work happening locally to create greater access to affordable transportation options in the region.

 

Events

CMAP Meetings

Economic Development Committee
GoToMeeting
October 26, 2020
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
More information

Webinars

Purdue Northwest College of Technology: Creating a Cybersecurity Hub
Chicago Central Area Committee and Purdue University Northwest
October 20, 2020
1:30 to 2:00 p.m.
More information

Sustainability Summit
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
October 21, 2020
10:00 a.m.
More information

The Road Ahead: The Future of Automated Vehicles in the U.S.
UIC Urban Forum
October 21, 2020
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
More information

Building an Inclusive Tech Ecosystem
Chicago Central Area Committee and P33
October 27, 2020
1:30 t0 2:00 p.m.
More information

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CMAP Weekly Update, 10-16-20

Making communities more walkable

ON TO 2050, the region’s long-range plan, encourages the development of compact, walkable communities. To support this recommendation, CMAP created the Sidewalk Inventory. This publicly available tool provides data that identifies gaps or opportunities for connections in a community’s sidewalk network. Watch our new video to learn how communities can use the database to prioritize sidewalk improvements in the future. 

 

Missed the joint CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee meeting? Watch it online

The CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee met jointly on Wednesday, October 14, and heard from CMAP staff about our recent outreach efforts to ensure a complete census count in the region.

 

Staff also updated members on the performance targets of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program, and the work to program funds for local shared transportation projects in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). You can watch a recording of the meeting on YouTube. The CMAP Board meets next on Wednesday, November 18.

 

CMAP Celebrates: Angela Manning-Hardimon

“I was the chief financial officer for O’Hare and Midway airports for about 11 years. When I started at CMAP, I was familiar with aviation, but interested in learning about other transportation topics like rail, bus, and freight.

“I like to consider myself a non-traditional CFO because, most times, a CFO is only responsible for accounting and finance. I’ve had the great fortune of managing finance, accounting, IT, human resources, facilities, and procurement. I love the variety of the role, and I get to work with everyone.

“A lot of people think I’m just focused on the money, but really that is not all I am focused on. I see my role as making sure CMAP has the resources, so staff can do the work they’re passionate about. We have to manage our money, and CMAP gets federal funding, so doing the work can require jumping through some hoops first. I like to think I’m the person jumping through those hoops, so staff can do what they’re passionate about. There’s nothing more rewarding to me than people doing what they’re passionate about. I want our employees to come to work and do what they love.”

Angela plays an integral role in the work the agency does every day. As a lifelong Chicagoan, she enjoys taking in all the city has to offer, from walking and biking on the lakefront to dining in new restaurants with her son.

 

The importance of sharing services

More communities in northeastern Illinois are seeking creative service-sharing arrangements with their neighbors as the pandemic continues to disrupt the economy and vital revenue sources. The region's long-range plan, ON TO 2050, also encourages communities to pursue service-sharing partnerships in the face of local governments being asked to do more with less.

 

Please join CMAP and local government officials Thursday, October 29, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., for a lively discussion on service sharing and the best practices communities can use to make coordinated investments. Christina Burns, assistant village administrator for Oswego, and Jenny Maltas, deputy village manager for Buffalo Grove, will share how they collaborate to save public dollars and improve the efficiency of local services.

 

Please register for the webinar here. Contact Jane Grover or Michelle Agunloye for more information.

 

RTA highlights communities' work to improve transit

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is spotlighting communities throughout northeastern Illinois and their efforts to implement improvements identified in RTA's Community Planning Program, which encourages transit-oriented development. RTA's newly released story map amplifies the work happening locally to create greater access to affordable transportation options in the region.

 

Events

CMAP Meetings

Economic Development Committee
GoToMeeting
October 26, 2020
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
More information

Webinars

Purdue Northwest College of Technology: Creating a Cybersecurity Hub
Chicago Central Area Committee and Purdue University Northwest
October 20, 2020
1:30 to 2:00 p.m.
More information

Sustainability Summit
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
October 21, 2020
10:00 a.m.
More information

The Road Ahead: The Future of Automated Vehicles in the U.S.
UIC Urban Forum
October 21, 2020
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
More information

Building an Inclusive Tech Ecosystem
Chicago Central Area Committee and P33
October 27, 2020
1:30 t0 2:00 p.m.
More information

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