How road salt contaminates our water supply
Road salt lowers the freezing point of water, which prevents ice from forming on roads. But excessive use pollutes our drinking water. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) looks closer at this issue and what our region is doing to manage ice and protect drinking water.
Apply for surface transportation projects
The region's 11 Councils of Mayors and the City of Chicago are accepting applications through March for Surface Transportation Program projects for federal fiscal years 2023-2027. Projects may include maintenance, modernization, and expansion of the region’s highways, bikeways, pedestrian, and transit systems.
More information about each of these unique programs is available on CMAP's website. Questions should be sent to the listed contact for each council.
RTA launches online portal for reduced, free ride permits
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) just launched Fare Programs Online, a web-based portal for reduced fare and ride free permits for seniors and customers with disabilities. The portal aims to increase access to these programs. Apply, replace, and renew at Fares.RTAChicago.org.
Register for March Illinois Affordable Housing Forum
Join the Illinois Housing Coalition for the Illinois Affordable Housing Forum. This hybrid conference will include educational sessions streamed online and one day of limited in-person activities and networking. Virtual sessions for all attendees will take place from Tuesday, March, to Thursday, March 24. In-person conference activities will follow on Thursday, March 31, with sessions streamed online for attendees.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Infrastructure
January 28, from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Host: Union League Club of Chicago
Joint Readiness Summit
February 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Host: City of Chicago, Cook County, State of Illinois
February 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
The Evolution of Virtual Public Involvement During the Pandemic: MPO Practices
February 8, from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Host: Federal Highway Administration
February 9, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
February 9, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
February 9, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.