CMAP Weekly Update, 1-29-21

Even before the pandemic disrupted travel patterns, traffic safety trends were worsening throughout the country. The five-year average of traffic fatalities on northeastern Illinois' roads has trended upward since 2014. Learn more about the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) new initiative with our communities and partners to help the region address these troubling trends.

 

Understanding Illinois' population loss

CMAP Executive Director Erin Aleman discussed Illinois' continued population decline in a recent WBEZ story. Aleman shared findings from a new CMAP analysis that found Illinois had the second-largest population loss of U.S. states over the past decade. She also highlighted how inclusive growth — a principle of ON TO 2050 — could help reverse that trend post-pandemic.

 

Last chance to apply for planning assistance from CMAP and the RTA

Communities have less than a week to submit applications for a new call for planning assistance between CMAP and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).

 

CMAP and the RTA each are offering targeted planning services that can help high-need communities build their capacity and implement long-term strategies. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 3. For more information, visit our application page.

 

Learn more about Algonquin-Cary Subarea plan

The villages of Algonquin and Cary, in partnership with CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program, will hold a month-long virtual open house throughout February to share and collect community feedback on a draft plan for mining sites along Route 31 and the surrounding area. For more information, contact CMAP senior planner Kate Evasic.

 

The RTA wants to hear from you

The RTA is completing an update to its Human Services Transportation Plan, which outlines strategies and recommendations to improve mobility for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and residents with low incomes in the region. The public can submit comments on the draft plan to Heather Mullins by Friday, February 5.

 

Events

Exploring President Biden's Urban Agenda
Metropolitan Planning Council, Regional Plan Association, SPUR
January 29, 2021
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
More information

Red Line Extension 111th Street Virtual Meeting
CTA
February 2, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

Transit Equity Day celebration
Active Transportation Alliance
February 4, 2021
Noon
More information

K-8 eLearning: Lessons from the Pandemic
Telemobility University Transportation Center
February 4, 2021
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
More information

Red Line Extension 103rd Street Virtual Meeting
CTA
February 9, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

Red Line Extension 103rd Street Virtual Meeting
CTA
February 16, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

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CMAP Weekly Update, 1-29-21

Even before the pandemic disrupted travel patterns, traffic safety trends were worsening throughout the country. The five-year average of traffic fatalities on northeastern Illinois' roads has trended upward since 2014. Learn more about the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) new initiative with our communities and partners to help the region address these troubling trends.

 

Understanding Illinois' population loss

CMAP Executive Director Erin Aleman discussed Illinois' continued population decline in a recent WBEZ story. Aleman shared findings from a new CMAP analysis that found Illinois had the second-largest population loss of U.S. states over the past decade. She also highlighted how inclusive growth — a principle of ON TO 2050 — could help reverse that trend post-pandemic.

 

Last chance to apply for planning assistance from CMAP and the RTA

Communities have less than a week to submit applications for a new call for planning assistance between CMAP and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).

 

CMAP and the RTA each are offering targeted planning services that can help high-need communities build their capacity and implement long-term strategies. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 3. For more information, visit our application page.

 

Learn more about Algonquin-Cary Subarea plan

The villages of Algonquin and Cary, in partnership with CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program, will hold a month-long virtual open house throughout February to share and collect community feedback on a draft plan for mining sites along Route 31 and the surrounding area. For more information, contact CMAP senior planner Kate Evasic.

 

The RTA wants to hear from you

The RTA is completing an update to its Human Services Transportation Plan, which outlines strategies and recommendations to improve mobility for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and residents with low incomes in the region. The public can submit comments on the draft plan to Heather Mullins by Friday, February 5.

 

Events

Exploring President Biden's Urban Agenda
Metropolitan Planning Council, Regional Plan Association, SPUR
January 29, 2021
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
More information

Red Line Extension 111th Street Virtual Meeting
CTA
February 2, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

Transit Equity Day celebration
Active Transportation Alliance
February 4, 2021
Noon
More information

K-8 eLearning: Lessons from the Pandemic
Telemobility University Transportation Center
February 4, 2021
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
More information

Red Line Extension 103rd Street Virtual Meeting
CTA
February 9, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

Red Line Extension 103rd Street Virtual Meeting
CTA
February 16, 2021
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

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