ON TO 2050 calls for regional and local transportation improvements that advance the plan’s three principles--Inclusive Growth, Resilience, and Prioritized Investment. Improving mobility options is an important way to spur economic opportunity for low-income communities, people of color, and people with disabilities. Infrastructure investments also must adapt to changes in climate and technology. And limited resources should be focused on maintaining existing infrastructure as the region pursues new revenues for needed enhancements.
To realize these principles and help communities prosper through transportation investments, CMAP is proposing three programs of projects funded by the regional Surface Transportation Program Shared Fund, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, and locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program. CMAP welcomes comments from the public on the proposed projects through Friday, August 16, 2019. The STP Project Selection Committee is also requesting comments on the process used to develop the STP Shared Fund program, including consideration for partially funding projects. Learn more about the projects and how to comment at https://cmap.is/2019callforprojects.
Public comment period on local Surface Transportation Program methodologies
Throughout the summer, the local Councils of Mayors and City of Chicago will be seeking public comment on proposed methodologies for selecting local projects to be funded through the Surface Transportation Program. Each council will adopt a methodology that incorporates performance-based programming and regional planning factors by Monday, September 30, 2019.
CMAP and the Councils will publicize each opportunity for public comment. Currently the Central, North Central, North Shore, and Will councils are inviting comments. Details can be found here.