Yesterday the CMAP Board met jointly with the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee to consider a full agenda of items, including approval of several transportation funding programs and projects. Both bodies approved the semi-annual ON TO 2050/Transportation Improvement Program conformity analysis and TIP amendment.
They also approved the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020-24 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, the FFY 2020-22 Transportation Alternative Program-Local, and the FFY2020-24 Surface Transportation Program - Shared Fund program. These programs and the projects they will help fund are discussed in more detail below.
The meeting also included a discussion of how Policy Committee members such as the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and CMAP are collaborating on how new state capital funding will be allocated. To help inform these discussions, CMAP has published policy briefs on Rebuild Illinois and other capital funding passed during the most recent legislative session, as well as a tool to help identify what projects were allocated funding.
Finally, the meeting included a discussion of innovative projects, such as the new CMAP Regional Sidewalk Inventory, which is now available to view in an interactive map, and a discussion of the Illinois Tollway's Connected Vehicle pilot project.