CMAP Weekly Update, 6-11-21

CMAP socioeconomic forecast helps communities plan ahead

Kane County used socioeconomic projections from ON TO 2050, the region's comprehensive plan, to inform its newly adopted 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan, which guides future transportation and infrastructure improvements. 

Based on those projections, Kane County is expected to add 233,000 new residents by 2050. It's the latest example of a local government in northeastern Illinois using the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) forecast to plan for the future

CMAP develops a population and employment forecast for every new regional long-range plan. Counties and other public agencies have used the projections for local transportation planning, as well as water demand and facility planning. CMAP will update the forecast with the latest data on population trends as part of its overall update to ON T0 2050 in fall 2022.

Illinois General Assembly approves new budget for FY22

The Illinois General Assembly passed a $42.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2022 on Tuesday, June 1. The budget maintains similar funding from the FY21 budget for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and other state agencies, as well as other funds related to Illinois' post-pandemic economic recovery.

 

In addition to the budget, the General Assembly passed a number of policy initiatives relevant to CMAP and its partners. The following bills were passed by the Illinois House and Senate:

 

  • SB117, an initiative of the Illinois State Treasurer, would create an Infrastructure Development Account and authorizes the treasurer to enter into infrastructure financing agreements with firms in Illinois. The CMAP Board supports this measure, noting its potential to implement recommendations from ON TO 2050.
  • HB253 and HB270 require IDOT to implement certain asset management practices and provide state funds to meet the local contribution required for bike and pedestrian infrastructure on state roads.
  • HB399 creates the Illinois High Speed Railway Commission to plan for statewide high-speed rail service. This legislation includes CMAP as a commission member.

 

The governor and legislative leaders from both chambers have agreed to meet next week to finish up remaining non-budgetary issues.

Students still can apply for virtual FLIP summer program

The application deadline for CMAP's virtual Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program has been extended to Friday, June 18. We are looking forward to hosting high school and college students throughout northeastern Illinois for this free summer leadership development series.

 

Sessions will be held on Fridays, July 9 through July 30, for 90 minutes via Zoom. Students are required to attend all four "FLIP Friday" sessions and will receive a FLIP certificate.

Join CMAP in celebrating regional excellence

Have you worked on a project that improved quality of life for residents in the region? CMAP wants to honor you and the projects that have made northeastern Illinois a better place to live, work, and do business.

Municipal leaders, nonprofits, transit agencies, and advocates now can submit nominations for CMAP's first-ever Regional Excellence Awards. The program recognizes individuals and projects that prioritize equity, strengthen the resiliency of our 284 communities, and make the region more economically competitive.

If you know a community, agency, or partner organization deserving of recognition, submit a nomination by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. We look forward to celebrating these accomplishments and more during our inaugural State of the Region event on October 7.

Longtime board member retires

During its meeting June 9, the CMAP Board recognized retiring member Rita Athas for her decades of service to regional planning and northeastern Illinois.

 

In 2005, while serving as commissioner to the former Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, Rita worked to conceptualize and pass the legislation that formed CMAP. She went on to serve as an original CMAP Board member from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2013 to 2021. Rita's leadership and service to our region undoubtedly has helped northeastern Illinois become a better place.

 

The Board also welcomed its newest member, Stefan Schaffer, who will represent the City of Chicago. Members also approved updates to CMAP's bylaws and an amendment to the semi-annual ON TO 2050/TIP conformity analysis.

Public input wanted on Illinois' rail system

IDOT is inviting the public to comment and offer suggestions on a new study assessing the state's rail system. Comments will be collected online through Monday, June 14.

 

Feedback from the public will help officials develop a statewide rail plan, a requirement of states seeking federal funding under the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act. It also will inform IDOT's ongoing Illinois Long-Range Transportation Plan, which provides strategic direction for the development of the state's transportation system.

Events

Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy Virtual Event: Water Affordability
June 17, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Host: Metropolitan Planning Council

 

Transport Chicago 2021: Virtual Conference
June 18, 2021
Host: Transport Chicago

Bartlett and Streamwood Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Virtual Kickoff
June 24, 2021, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Host: CMAP

 

National Shared Mobility Summit
July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021
Host: Shared-Use Mobility Center 

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CMAP Weekly Update, 6-11-21

CMAP socioeconomic forecast helps communities plan ahead

Kane County used socioeconomic projections from ON TO 2050, the region's comprehensive plan, to inform its newly adopted 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan, which guides future transportation and infrastructure improvements. 

Based on those projections, Kane County is expected to add 233,000 new residents by 2050. It's the latest example of a local government in northeastern Illinois using the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) forecast to plan for the future

CMAP develops a population and employment forecast for every new regional long-range plan. Counties and other public agencies have used the projections for local transportation planning, as well as water demand and facility planning. CMAP will update the forecast with the latest data on population trends as part of its overall update to ON T0 2050 in fall 2022.

Illinois General Assembly approves new budget for FY22

The Illinois General Assembly passed a $42.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2022 on Tuesday, June 1. The budget maintains similar funding from the FY21 budget for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and other state agencies, as well as other funds related to Illinois' post-pandemic economic recovery.

 

In addition to the budget, the General Assembly passed a number of policy initiatives relevant to CMAP and its partners. The following bills were passed by the Illinois House and Senate:

 

  • SB117, an initiative of the Illinois State Treasurer, would create an Infrastructure Development Account and authorizes the treasurer to enter into infrastructure financing agreements with firms in Illinois. The CMAP Board supports this measure, noting its potential to implement recommendations from ON TO 2050.
  • HB253 and HB270 require IDOT to implement certain asset management practices and provide state funds to meet the local contribution required for bike and pedestrian infrastructure on state roads.
  • HB399 creates the Illinois High Speed Railway Commission to plan for statewide high-speed rail service. This legislation includes CMAP as a commission member.

 

The governor and legislative leaders from both chambers have agreed to meet next week to finish up remaining non-budgetary issues.

Students still can apply for virtual FLIP summer program

The application deadline for CMAP's virtual Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program has been extended to Friday, June 18. We are looking forward to hosting high school and college students throughout northeastern Illinois for this free summer leadership development series.

 

Sessions will be held on Fridays, July 9 through July 30, for 90 minutes via Zoom. Students are required to attend all four "FLIP Friday" sessions and will receive a FLIP certificate.

Join CMAP in celebrating regional excellence

Have you worked on a project that improved quality of life for residents in the region? CMAP wants to honor you and the projects that have made northeastern Illinois a better place to live, work, and do business.

Municipal leaders, nonprofits, transit agencies, and advocates now can submit nominations for CMAP's first-ever Regional Excellence Awards. The program recognizes individuals and projects that prioritize equity, strengthen the resiliency of our 284 communities, and make the region more economically competitive.

If you know a community, agency, or partner organization deserving of recognition, submit a nomination by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. We look forward to celebrating these accomplishments and more during our inaugural State of the Region event on October 7.

Longtime board member retires

During its meeting June 9, the CMAP Board recognized retiring member Rita Athas for her decades of service to regional planning and northeastern Illinois.

 

In 2005, while serving as commissioner to the former Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, Rita worked to conceptualize and pass the legislation that formed CMAP. She went on to serve as an original CMAP Board member from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2013 to 2021. Rita's leadership and service to our region undoubtedly has helped northeastern Illinois become a better place.

 

The Board also welcomed its newest member, Stefan Schaffer, who will represent the City of Chicago. Members also approved updates to CMAP's bylaws and an amendment to the semi-annual ON TO 2050/TIP conformity analysis.

Public input wanted on Illinois' rail system

IDOT is inviting the public to comment and offer suggestions on a new study assessing the state's rail system. Comments will be collected online through Monday, June 14.

 

Feedback from the public will help officials develop a statewide rail plan, a requirement of states seeking federal funding under the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act. It also will inform IDOT's ongoing Illinois Long-Range Transportation Plan, which provides strategic direction for the development of the state's transportation system.

Events

Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy Virtual Event: Water Affordability
June 17, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Host: Metropolitan Planning Council

 

Transport Chicago 2021: Virtual Conference
June 18, 2021
Host: Transport Chicago

Bartlett and Streamwood Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Virtual Kickoff
June 24, 2021, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Host: CMAP

 

National Shared Mobility Summit
July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021
Host: Shared-Use Mobility Center 

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