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October 25, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 10-25-19

Oct 25, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 10-25-19

Highway improvement plan released

On Monday, Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) released the state’s FY 2020-25 Proposed Highway Improvement Program, also known as the Multi-Year Plan. The plan lays out $23.5 billion worth of work on the state’s roads and bridges over the next six years, with $3.76 billion for highways statewide in FY 2020. Highway District 1, which includes six of the seven counties within the CMAP region, will see $6.6 billion in investments over the next six years.

According to IDOT, the plan is an important shift from waiting until roads and bridges are severely deteriorated before repairing them to using asset management to improve their condition throughout their lifecycle with a goal of reducing the rate of deterioration as cost effectively as possible. This shift from “worst first” to proactively preserving infrastructure is one that ON TO 2050

supports and recommends be expanded to local roads and jurisdictions. Look for more in-depth analysis of the investments outlined in the Multi-Year Plan as they relate to ON TO 2050 priorities as well as the plan’s regionally significant projects in a future Weekly Update. 


Presentation on two new data tools

CMAP policy analyst Stephanie Levine will discuss how to use two new data tools created by agency staff at next week’s Chicago Hack Night, a weekly event to build, share and learn about civic technology on Tuesday, October 29, at 6:00 p.m. at the offices of Braintree (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plz, 8th Floor, Chicago). RSVP is required.

The talk will include discussion of a tool that allows users to search projects, geographies, and dollar amounts from the package of legislation passed in June 2019 that included Rebuild Illinois, the state’s first capital bill in more than 10 years. Levine will also share the new CMAP Sidewalk Inventory, a geodatabase of 30,000 miles of roads and sidewalks in the seven-county CMAP region.  


Chicago Wilderness Call for proposals

Chicago Wilderness is seeking proposals for the 2020 Congress, which will be held on April 2, 2020. Proposals are due Thursday, October 31, 2019 at midnight, and more information can be found here.



12th Annual Green Living Expo
McHenry County College
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
November 2, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Metra 2020 Program and  Budget Public Hearings
Various locations
November 4-5, 2019
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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2019 Illinois SBDC at SSEGI Conference
Prairie State College
202 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
November 8, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Strategies for Managing Neighborhood Change
Mt. Prospect Village Hall
Board Room
50 Emerson St.
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
November 14, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Strategies for Managing Neighborhood Change
Bellwood Village Hall
Board Room
3200 Washington Blvd.
Bellwood, IL 60104
November 15, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Urban Transportation Center Seminar Series: Micromobilty Grows Up: Lessons on Scooters and Bikeshare in Chicago and Around the Country
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, CUPPA Hall
University of Illinois at Chicago
412 S. Peoria St., Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60607
November 21, 2019
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
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