CMAP has initiated an update of the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan, as required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, which calls for regional plans such as this to be revised every four years. The draft update is available for public comment June 13 through August 1, 2014 and includes the following documents:

CMAP will hold a series of open houses throughout the region during the 45-day comment period. Each event will feature posters and plan update materials for review, as well as the draft FFY 2014-19 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), with comment cards available to leave input and CMAP staff on hand to answer questions. A flyer with meeting details is available (also in Spanish). Residents may also review the plan and submit written comments at

Implementing the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan is metropolitan Chicago's best chance to set the stage for economic growth in decades to come. The plan defines carefully coordinated policies to address the fundamental challenges that shape residents' daily lives. After nearly three years of research, public input, and deliberation, GO TO 2040 reflects the collective will of our region's leaders and residents. The plan was unanimously adopted by leaders from across the region in fall 2010. The region has aggressively implemented many of the plan's recommendations since then, garnering awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), American Planning Association, Urban Land Institute Chicago, Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), Transportation Research Board, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Transit Administration.

While the region's priorities remain consistent, the update process allows CMAP to:

  • Consider the region's preferred transportation investments in light of updated, robust financial analysis regarding what revenues metropolitan Chicago can expect to fund the systematic enhancement, maintenance, and modernization of the system while pursuing limited new major capital projects over the coming decades.
  • Revisit what actions must be taken and by whom to implement GO TO 2040 recommendations in order to reflect progress made since the plan's adoption and provide clarification where necessary. Recent developments affecting plan implementation include the passage of federal and state legislation, the restructuring of federal programs, and revised financial transportation forecasts.
  • Reevaluate the indicators and associated aspirational targets used to measure progress on plan implementation.

Draft GO TO 2040 plan update open house meeting dates

Lake County
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Lake County Division of Transportation
Main Conference Room
600 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, Illinois  60048

South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
Thursday, June 19, 2014
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
SSMMA Office
1904 W. 174th Street
East Hazel Crest, Illinois  60429

Will County
Monday, June 23, 2014
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
New Lenox Village Hall
Community Room
1 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox, Illinois  60451

Southwest Conference of Mayors
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Palos Hills City Hall
10335 South Roberts Road
Palos Hills, Illinois  60465

DuPage County
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. DuPage County Administration Building
Auditorium – 1st Floor
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, Illinois  60187

West Central Municipal Conference
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
LaGrange Village Hall
Village Hall Auditorium
53 S. LaGrange Road
LaGrange, Illinois  60525

Northwest Municipal Conference
Thursday, July 10, 2014
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Arlington Heights Village Hall
Community Room
33 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois  60005

Kendall County
Monday, July 14, 2014
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Historic County Courthouse
2nd Floor Conference Room
109 W. Ridge Street
Yorkville, Illinois  60560

Kane County
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Kane County Government Center
719 S. Batavia Avenue
Geneva, Illinois  60134

McHenry County
Thursday, July 17, 2014
3:00 to 6:00 p.m. (Immediately follows the McHenry Council of Mayors meeting, which is open to the general public and during which a short Q&A period about the draft plan update and TIP will occur.)
McHenry County Administration Building
Conference Room A
667 Ware Road
Woodstock, Illinois  60098

CMAP Public Hearing
Thursday, July 31, 2014
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, Illinois  60606