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August 3, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 8-3-18

Aug 3, 2018

CMAP Weekly Update, 8-3-18

No CMAP Board meeting in August
A reminder that the CMAP Board will not meet in August. Its next scheduled meeting is at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12.

E-commerce and traffic congestion
On Thursday, NPR’s All Things Considered featured a story on traffic congestion resulting from increased online shopping and delivery. CMAP’s Liz Schuh and Elizabeth Irvin were interviewed about the effects delivery-related congestion, particularly the increased amount of trucks, is having on local communities. CMAP has completed one project to improve truck routing around O’Hare Airport and plans to do similar projects as part of the implementation of ON TO 2050.   


ON TO 2050 Draft Plan

We are in the last two weeks of the public comment period for the draft ON TO 2050 comprehensive plan, so now is the time to submit your feedback. Visit to explore the draft plan online, download a full PDF, and view technical appendices. Submit feedback via web form, email, phone (312-454-0400), or U.S. mail to Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), 233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606 through August 14, 2018.

Public Comment: Draft FFY 2019-24 Transportation Improvement Program and ON TO 2050/TIP Conformity Analysis
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 August 14, 2018.


CMAP Happenings

North Avenue resident survey
In a letter to Oak Leaves, the North Avenue District’s Chair Judith Alexander encouraged City of Chicago and Oak Park residents to take an online survey meant to gather input on the North Avenue Revitalization and Mobility plan, which spans from Austin Boulevard to Harlem Avenue. CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program is a partner for the survey and plan.


Planning in the news

Regional transportation roundtable
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) president Leanne Redden, CTA president Dorval Carter, Metra CEO Jim Derwinski, and Pace director T.J. Ross discussed the region’s transportation issues at a roundtable hosted by the Metropolitan Planning Council. Funding transit was the largest concern, as well as how to incorporate new technology into Chicago’s transit system. Read more in Streetsblog.


Around the region

RTA Invest in Transit video
RTA has created a five-minute video to complement their Invest in Transit Regional Transit Strategic Plan. The video informs the public on the importance of funding sources for transportation infrastructure in the Chicago region.

Invest in Cook grants awarded
The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways has selected 34 projects for the annual Invest in Cook grant program, which include transit improvements, cycling and pedestrian enhancements, traditional roadway repair, and freight enhancements. Half of the funding is directed to projects in low- and moderate-income communities.




APA-CMS and ASLA Argyle walking tour
Baseline, 1122 W. Argyle St.
Chicago IL 60640
August 16, 2018
4:30 p.m.
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ON TO 2050 Launch event
Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St.
Chase Promenade North
Chicago, IL 60602
October 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. to noon
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