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January 18, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 1-18-19

Jan 18, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 1-18-19

Principles for transportation funding

This week, Illinois' new Governor J.B. Pritzker highlighted a priority of his administration in his inaugural address: "It is time to update and repair our state's aging infrastructure," he said.
The remarks echoed the ON TO 2050 recommendation to fully fund the region's transportation system. Metropolitan Chicago’s infrastructure, which has given the region its historic strategic advantage, is in critical need of investment. Chronic transportation funding shortages have led to a crisis point. Other states and regions are far ahead of Illinois and metropolitan Chicago in raising revenues to support infrastructure projects with long-term benefits for livability, mobility, and the economy.
As discussions about a state capital plan and other transportation funding options continue, revenue proposals should be based on four principles: Revenues must be sustainable, fair, equitable, and flexible. Read more about CMAP's principles for sustainable transportation funding. Keep reading the CMAP Weekly Update for more about regional and state discussions on this important topic in the months to come.

Call for projects

Helping communities prosper through transportation investments
To advance the three principles of ON TO 2050 and help communities prosper through transportation investments, CMAP is accepting funding applications through Friday, March 15, 2019, for surface transportation projects. Funding for these projects will be distributed through federal sources that CMAP programs: the regional Surface Transportation Program (STP) Shared Fund, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ), and locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP-L). Projects may improve transit or bicycle facilities, freight and traffic movement, and safety; fix bridges; reconstruct roads; and invest in alternative fuel vehicles and equipment.
Learn more about the call for projects, including application booklets and instructions, at

Public Comment: ON TO 2050/FFY 2019-2024 TIP Conformity Analysis and TIP Amendment

The CMAP Transportation Committee recently released the following conformity analyses of ON TO 2050 and the FFY 2019-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Please review the ON TO 2050/TIP Conformity Analysis & TIP Amendment 19-04 and the ON TO 2050 Regionally Significant Projects (RSP) Conformity Analysis and TIP Amendment 19-04.1. Comments may be submitted to CMAP by mail, email, or phone (312-454-0400) through Monday, February 18, 2019.


Smart Cities International Symposium and Exhibition
Conference Chicago at University Center
525 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
January 22-24, 2019
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Stormwater Analysis and Planning in Deer Park
Lake Zurich Village Hall
70 E. Main St.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
January 23, 2019
1:00 a.m.
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Planners toolkit: Meeting facilitation and engagement (APA-CMS)
American Planning Association - Catherine Bauer Conference Room
205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60601
January 25, 2019
8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Bike Planning Workshop
The Centre of Elgin
100 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120
January 25, 2019
10:00 a.m. to noon
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2019 Urban Innovation Symposium
Day Session: 11:15 am to 3:15 p.m.
UIC Student Center East, Room 329
750 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Evening Session: 4:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
January 25, 2019
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Stormwater, Flooding, and Green Infrastructure
McGonigal's Pub
105 S. Cook St.
Barrington, IL 60010
January 29, 2019
6:30 p.m.
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Public Engagement at All Scales
CMAP Live Webinar
January 30, 2019
1:00 p.m.
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Growing Sustainable Communities Together
Prairie State College
202 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
February 8, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Calumet Area Industrial Commission
2019 Kick-Off Luncheon

Ridge Country Club
10522 S. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
February 21, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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2019 Illinois Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing
Hyatt Regency Hotel
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
February 26-27, 2019
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Save the Date:
Transport Chicago 2019 Conference

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 W. Mart Center Dr.
Chicago, IL 60654
June 14, 2019
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