August 10, 2018
Aug 10, 2018
CMAP Weekly Update, 8-10-18
Traditional transportation revenue sources are growing slower than the cost of operating and maintaining our region’s transportation system, due to the cost of inflation since the Motor Fuel Tax was last raised in 1990 and changing technology. A new CMAP Policy Update explores how a modern Road Usage Charge could work, policy considerations, and implementation efforts in other states.
ON TO 2050 draft plan
The draft Federal Fiscal Year 2019-24 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) provides an overview of the transportation programming process, the relationship between the TIP and ON TO 2050, financial resources available to implement the TIP, project selection processes, and procedures for amending the TIP. The ON TO 2050/TIP Conformity analysis memo and list of conformity amendments describes how the draft plan and TIP meet air quality conformity requirements. Comments on these documents may be submitted to CMAP by mail, email, or phone (312-454-0400) through next Tuesday, August 14.
Register today to join CMAP on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in Chicago's beautiful Millennium Park to celebrate the launch of ON TO 2050. Following keynote speaker Clarence Anthony, executive director of the National League of Cities, a panel of local leaders will inspire attendees to continue working together on strategies to achieve the three principles set forth in ON TO 2050: Inclusive Growth, Resilience, and Prioritized Investment.
Planning in the news
The Daily Herald reported about progress on Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE) projects, including the recent combined awards of $474 million for the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project.
Climate resilience and the law
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association included a panel on Climate Resilience and Legal Adaptation with CMAP's Brian Daly. Available as a podcast, it focused on the role of courts in framing adaptation and mitigation policy, how communities are adapting to changes in their environment, and whether laws are keeping up with the changes.
Around the region
State of the Port event
Join the Illinois International Port District for the first annual State of the Port event on Thursday, August 23, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at Harborside (11001 S. Doty Ave. East, Chicago). Port District Executive Director Clayton K. Harris III will present an overview of the Port of Chicago and discuss current activities and goals for the future of the Port. CMAP staff will be available to discuss the Planning Priorities Report being developed for the Port with assistance from CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pace I-90 station
On Tuesday, August 21, Pace, the Illinois Tollway, and Hoffman Estates will open the state's first in-line (on highway) bus station. Located at I-90 and Barrington Road, it includes a free 170-spot park-n-ride lot, bike racks, and a pedestrian bridge. To RSVP for the opening event, contact Charles Aikerson (847-228-2492 or charles.aikerson@PaceBus.com).
Vision Zero Chicago Block Party
On Friday, August 24, Vision Zero Chicago, with BUILD Chicago, will host a block party where attendees can learn how to design and advocate for safer streets while enjoying entertainment, refreshments, and other activities. The event will take place at Hubbard Playlot Park (4942 W. Hubbard St., Chicago) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. RSVPs are encouraged.
Transformer Award nominations open
Nominations are open through Monday, September 17, for the Transformer Awards, which recognize citizen, local, and state leaders who have improved government efficiency and effectiveness. Winners will receive their awards and participate in a moderated panel discussion at the fourth annual Transform Illinois fall conference on Thursday, October 11, in Chicago.