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April 5, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-5-19

CMAP Weekly Update, 4-5-19

CMAP meetings

The CMAP Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the agency's office (233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800, Chicago). The meeting will be preceded by the Coordinating Committee at 8:00 a.m.

New report on nation's bridges highlights need for transportation funding

A new report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association analyzes U.S. Department of Transportation 2018 National Bridge Inventory data and reveals 47,052 bridges classified as structurally deficient and in poor condition. Regionally, ON TO 2050 sets a goal of reducing the number of Chicago-area National Highway System bridges rated as poor from 8.6 percent in 2017 to 6.5 percent. But, reaching that target by 2050 would require an additional $1 billion, according to a recent CMAP Policy Update. A map from the Illinois Department of Transportation allows users to explore condition reports for all bridges in the state.
In addition to bridges and roads, the region's transit system also requires investment to reach a state of good repair. This month the Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, Pace, and Amtrak are joining other mass transit districts in the state for an awareness campaign to emphasize the need for adequate, consistent, long-term funding of Illinois public transit systems.

Group connects young manufacturers

Torres Hughes, a 24-year-old from Chicago’s Austin neighborhood and founder of the Young Manufacturing Association, was interviewed on WBEZ about the group's efforts to connect young people in the region's manufacturing industry. Hughes was also profiled in ON TO 2050 discussing the plan’s recommendations to prioritize pathways for upward economic mobility and conduct regional planning for human capital

We want to hear from you

The 2015 Chinatown Community Vision Plan identified the need for a parking plan to help balance community and business needs in the neighborhood, while improving people's options for how they get around. CMAP and the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community are now working on a plan to make parking, biking, and walking easier in Chinatown. Attend a public workshop to share your thoughts on the upcoming Parking Management Plan at 6:00 p.m., Monday, April 8, at the Pui Tak Center (2216 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago). This effort is supported by the CMAP Local Technical Assistance program.


Listening Tour
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi
Various locations in Cook County
April 6, 9, 10, 20, 25, 2019
Times vary
Chinatown Parking Management Plan
Pui Tak Center
2216 S. Wentworth Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
April 8, 2019
6:00 p.m.
CRTI Urban Forestry Basic Training
Round Lake Public Works Facility
751 W. Townline Rd.
Round Lake, IL 60073
April 9, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
UTC Seminar Series: The 78, Chicago’s Next Great Neighborhood
412 S. Peoria St.
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60607
April 18, 2019
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Inclusive Growth: What does equity look like in the Chicago region?
North Park University, Johnson Center, Room 314
5141 N. Christiana Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
April 18, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Hike the Preserves: Interpretive Hike
Plum Creek Meadow, Calumet Heritage Area
Burnham Ave. and 223rd St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
April 20, 2019
10:00 a.m.
National Transit Institute Training:
Public Involvement in Transportation Planning

233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
April 22-24, 2019
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