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May 3, 2019

CMAP Weekly Update, 5-3-19

CMAP Weekly Update, 5-3-19

Board meeting reminder

The CMAP Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the agency's office (233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800, Chicago). The meeting agenda and materials are available here.

CMAP, along with regional, state leaders, calling for a new kind of capital bill

On Monday, at a joint public hearing of two Illinois Senate subcommittees on capital, CMAP Executive Director Joseph C. Szabo testified that Illinois must pass a sustainable transportation capital bill this session including increased revenues and reforms that deliver greater accountability, and a safer, more reliable transportation system.
CMAP is part of a growing group of regional and statewide leaders calling for a new kind of capital bill that ensures state transportation funding is spent wisely. The group has signed on to a number of principles for sustainable transportation funding for Illinois; several members testified in support of these ideas at Monday's hearing. Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood (R-IL) also spoke in support of sustainable transportation funding.
Szabo told legislators that Illinois needs a capital bill with reforms that increase transparency and public confidence. He also highlighted three revenue recommendations: the ON TO 2050 recommendations that Illinois increase its motor fuel tax by at least 15 cents and index it to inflation, and expand the sales tax base to include more services; and that Illinois increase its vehicle registration fee and index it to inflation.
Read a Daily Herald editorial in support of sustainable capital funding, user fees, and criteria-based transportation investment decision-making.

CMAP Policy Update examines Chicago's transportation network company data

ON TO 2050 recommends harnessing the benefits of new technology to improve travel and support inclusive growth, while acknowledging that most new technologies have both benefits and drawbacks. A new CMAP Policy Update explores data the City of Chicago recently released on transportation network company (TNC) trips -- those provided by Uber, Lyft, and Via. CMAP's analysis provides information on TNC use during congested travel times, and preliminary findings for trips to and from Economically Disconnected Areas -- geographic areas of metropolitan Chicago with a concentration of low income and minority or limited English proficiency residents. The update also notes that more complete data on TNCs, including information on trips outside Chicago, is needed for a full understanding of how TNCs affect our region and its transportation system. 
To analyze the data, CMAP used free open source statistical software. The R code is available on CMAP’s GitHub page so that others can see and improve our analysis, or do their own. Run the code yourself and let us know @ONTO2050 if you find something interesting!

Take a survey for the Northwest Municipal Conference Multimodel Plan

As part of the development of the Northwest Municipal Conference (NWMC) Multimodal Transportation Plan, a short survey has been developed to better understand local mobility choices. Your input is critical in developing a multimodal plan that suits NWMC communities. Please take a minute to complete the online survey.

IDOT call for highway safety projects

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is requesting candidate projects for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) that will be initiated in FY 2021. Applications for this funding program will be received through Friday, June 14, and announcement of the selected projects for funding will be made by August 30. Strong consideration will be given to specific safety strategies that offer significant benefit to the reduction of fatal and serious injury crashes. Learn more.


Transportation Camp Chicago 2019
DePaul University Loop Campus
Chaddick Institute
14 E. Jackson, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60604
May 4, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Migration and Housing: A Century of Color Lines
DRW College Prep
931 S. Homan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624
May 4, 2019
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Chi-Cal Rivers Fund 2019 workshop: Crafting Competitive Proposals
William W. Powers State Recreation Area
12949 Avenue O
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May 7, 2019
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Chi-Cal Rivers Fund 2019 workshop: Crafting Competitive Proposals
Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603
May 7, 2019
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Revitalization and Mobility Plan for North Avenue open house
Trinity Church
1701 N. Narragansett Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
May 9, 2019
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
IL-EPA Upper Fox River-Chain O’Lakes Watershed public meeting
Fox Waterway Agency
45 S. Pistakee Lake Dr.
Fox Lake, IL 60020
May 14, 2019
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Algonquin-Cary public visioning workshop
St. John’s Lutheran Church
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May 15, 2019
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan visioning workshop
National Latino Education Institute
2011 W. Pershing Rd.
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May 15, 2019
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Route 83 Corridor Plan Open House
Elmhurst City Hall
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May 16, 2019
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Robbins Transit-Oriented Development and Industrial Area Plan visioning workshop
Robbins Community Center
13800 S. Trumbull Ave,
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May 16, 2019
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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