CMAP Weekly Update, 7-9-21

Comment on regional transportation investments

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) welcomes feedback from the public on three proposed programs that help communities prosper through transportation investments.

 

More than 50 projects, using more than $400 million in federal funds, are included in the proposal, which is funded by the regional Surface Transportation Program Shared Fund, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program and locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program. The public can submit comments on the proposed programs through 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 30. 

 

The three programs help advance ON TO 2050, the region's long-range plan, and its principles of inclusive growth, resilience, and prioritized investment. These investments in mobility options spur economic opportunity for communities with low incomes, people of color, and people with disabilities across northeastern Illinois. Projects also help the region's infrastructure adapt to changes in climate and technology, and carefully target resources to improve quality of life for all residents.

Learn more about projects and comment.

The benefits of long-range planning explained

Why do we create long-range plans? As northeastern Illinois' regional planning organization, CMAP helps communities with varying needs identify local priorities and build consensus around a long-term vision that can strengthen the health, safety, and economic well-being of all residents.

 

But the goals and processes behind long-range plans aren't always apparent, especially to communities that haven't been a part of comprehensive planning in the past. CMAP's latest video, called Why We Plan, shows the benefits of this process and explains why planning is integral to the region's prosperity.

CMAP available to present on impacts of transportation fines, fares, and fees

During a session on transportation equity at the Transport Chicago 2021 conference, CMAP presented its analysis on the impacts of transportation fees, fines, and fares. Senior policy analyst Lindsay Hollander discussed the burden on residents with low income and shared policy recommendations to improve equity in the region.

 

The conference session also featured two other presentations. One was on the Fair Transit South Cook program, a pilot project to improve transit service and lower costs for the residents of Chicago's south side, south suburban Cook County, and north Will County. The other focused on how the City of Harvey is implementing a complete streets plan through an equitable mobility lens.

 

CMAP is available to discuss the report's findings at your next meeting or conference. To learn more, please contact Lindsay.

Chicago region climate action plan launching

The 2021 Climate Action Plan for the Chicago Region, one of the first regional climate plans in the United States, has been completed by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC), with assistance from the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate Change and Energy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and CMAP. The report documents current conditions, sets targets, and provides municipal strategies to ensure successful climate action.

 

Join the MMC, NOAA, and the Metropolitan Planning Council for the launch of the plan on Tuesday, July 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event features speakers at the federal, regional, and local levels. Learn more about the speakers and register for the event.

Job opening: deputy executive director

CMAP is hiring for the position of deputy executive director, communications and engagement. The job description will be available soon on the agency's Careers page.

Events

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

 

Accelerating Climate Action: The Power of Regional Planning and Municipal Implementation
July 13, 2021, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Host: Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Metropolitan Planning Council, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Americans with Disabilities Act Webinar: Local Public Agencies Experiences in Transition Plan Implementation
July 14, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Host: Federal Highway Administration

Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy Virtual Event: Lead service lines
July 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Host: Metropolitan Planning Council

 

Transportation Committee
July 16, 2021, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Host: CMAP

 

Disability Advisory Groups' Involvement in Local Public Agencies Transition Plan Implementation
July 21, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Host: Federal Highway Administration

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CMAP Weekly Update, 7-9-21

Comment on regional transportation investments

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) welcomes feedback from the public on three proposed programs that help communities prosper through transportation investments.

 

More than 50 projects, using more than $400 million in federal funds, are included in the proposal, which is funded by the regional Surface Transportation Program Shared Fund, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program and locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program. The public can submit comments on the proposed programs through 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 30. 

 

The three programs help advance ON TO 2050, the region's long-range plan, and its principles of inclusive growth, resilience, and prioritized investment. These investments in mobility options spur economic opportunity for communities with low incomes, people of color, and people with disabilities across northeastern Illinois. Projects also help the region's infrastructure adapt to changes in climate and technology, and carefully target resources to improve quality of life for all residents.

Learn more about projects and comment.

The benefits of long-range planning explained

Why do we create long-range plans? As northeastern Illinois' regional planning organization, CMAP helps communities with varying needs identify local priorities and build consensus around a long-term vision that can strengthen the health, safety, and economic well-being of all residents.

 

But the goals and processes behind long-range plans aren't always apparent, especially to communities that haven't been a part of comprehensive planning in the past. CMAP's latest video, called Why We Plan, shows the benefits of this process and explains why planning is integral to the region's prosperity.

CMAP available to present on impacts of transportation fines, fares, and fees

During a session on transportation equity at the Transport Chicago 2021 conference, CMAP presented its analysis on the impacts of transportation fees, fines, and fares. Senior policy analyst Lindsay Hollander discussed the burden on residents with low income and shared policy recommendations to improve equity in the region.

 

The conference session also featured two other presentations. One was on the Fair Transit South Cook program, a pilot project to improve transit service and lower costs for the residents of Chicago's south side, south suburban Cook County, and north Will County. The other focused on how the City of Harvey is implementing a complete streets plan through an equitable mobility lens.

 

CMAP is available to discuss the report's findings at your next meeting or conference. To learn more, please contact Lindsay.

Chicago region climate action plan launching

The 2021 Climate Action Plan for the Chicago Region, one of the first regional climate plans in the United States, has been completed by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC), with assistance from the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate Change and Energy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and CMAP. The report documents current conditions, sets targets, and provides municipal strategies to ensure successful climate action.

 

Join the MMC, NOAA, and the Metropolitan Planning Council for the launch of the plan on Tuesday, July 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event features speakers at the federal, regional, and local levels. Learn more about the speakers and register for the event.

Job opening: deputy executive director

CMAP is hiring for the position of deputy executive director, communications and engagement. The job description will be available soon on the agency's Careers page.

Events

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

 

Accelerating Climate Action: The Power of Regional Planning and Municipal Implementation
July 13, 2021, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Host: Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Metropolitan Planning Council, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Americans with Disabilities Act Webinar: Local Public Agencies Experiences in Transition Plan Implementation
July 14, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Host: Federal Highway Administration

Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy Virtual Event: Lead service lines
July 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Host: Metropolitan Planning Council

 

Transportation Committee
July 16, 2021, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Host: CMAP

 

Disability Advisory Groups' Involvement in Local Public Agencies Transition Plan Implementation
July 21, 2021, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Host: Federal Highway Administration

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