Oct 8, 2021

CMAP Weekly Update, 10-8-21

Prosperity with purpose: State of the Region 2021 recap

In a new post, Executive Director Erin Aleman summarizes the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) first-ever State of the Region event and shares insights from our recent public opinion survey.

The survey asked more than 2,000 residents about the successes and challenges they see happening in northeastern Illinois and their attitudes toward critical quality-of-life issues.

Apply for planning assistance during 2022 call for projects

Communities in northeastern Illinois that want to turn their long-term visions into reality can apply now to receive assistance from CMAP and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).

Both agencies are partnering again on the 2022 call for projects, which opened today. The different programs offered through this call are meant to support communities as they continue to collaborate, innovate, and plan for a more prosperous future post-pandemic.

Together, CMAP and RTA are offering 16 types of assistance that can help communities plan for major capital projects, strengthen transportation connections, and improve the daily lives of their residents. Applications are being accepted through Thursday, October 28.

Traffic is rebounding in northeastern Illinois

Through the first half of 2021, traffic on Illinois roads continued to climb, reaching levels northeastern Illinois normally experienced before the COVID-19 pandemic. But since then, increasing COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant and resulting government restrictions again curbed travel in the region.

CMAP's updated analysis on transportation changes during the pandemic covers the latest data on roads, safety, transit, and freight activity in northeastern Illinois.

Attend the joint CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee meeting

The CMAP Board will meet jointly with the MPO Policy Committee on Wednesday, October 13, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. Find more information on the meeting materials page

Job opening: Digital communications senior

CMAP is looking to hire a digital communications senior to join its communications and engagement division. The digital communications senior plays a significant role in planning and executing an online content strategy for CMAP.

The ideal candidate for this position is a communications expert and curious learner who thrives at a mission-driven organization. Learn more and apply.

Events

Virtual Chloride Reduction and Deicing Workshops: Public Roads
October 12, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Host: DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup and others

Ninth Annual Sustainability Summit
October 12, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Host: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Coordinating Committee
October 13, 2021, 8:00 to 9:15 a.m.
Host: CMAP

Joint CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee
October 13, 2021, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Host: CMAP

CMAP Executive Committee
October 13, 2021, 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Host: CMAP

An Opportunity to Build Back Better: UTC Fall 2021 Seminar Series
October 21, 2021, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Host: Urban Transportation Center at University of Illinois Chicago

8th Annual Summit on Regional Competitiveness
October 18-22, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Host: Alliance for Regional Development

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Oct 8, 2021

CMAP Weekly Update, 10-8-21

Prosperity with purpose: State of the Region 2021 recap

In a new post, Executive Director Erin Aleman summarizes the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) first-ever State of the Region event and shares insights from our recent public opinion survey.

The survey asked more than 2,000 residents about the successes and challenges they see happening in northeastern Illinois and their attitudes toward critical quality-of-life issues.

Apply for planning assistance during 2022 call for projects

Communities in northeastern Illinois that want to turn their long-term visions into reality can apply now to receive assistance from CMAP and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).

Both agencies are partnering again on the 2022 call for projects, which opened today. The different programs offered through this call are meant to support communities as they continue to collaborate, innovate, and plan for a more prosperous future post-pandemic.

Together, CMAP and RTA are offering 16 types of assistance that can help communities plan for major capital projects, strengthen transportation connections, and improve the daily lives of their residents. Applications are being accepted through Thursday, October 28.

Traffic is rebounding in northeastern Illinois

Through the first half of 2021, traffic on Illinois roads continued to climb, reaching levels northeastern Illinois normally experienced before the COVID-19 pandemic. But since then, increasing COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant and resulting government restrictions again curbed travel in the region.

CMAP's updated analysis on transportation changes during the pandemic covers the latest data on roads, safety, transit, and freight activity in northeastern Illinois.

Attend the joint CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee meeting

The CMAP Board will meet jointly with the MPO Policy Committee on Wednesday, October 13, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. Find more information on the meeting materials page

Job opening: Digital communications senior

CMAP is looking to hire a digital communications senior to join its communications and engagement division. The digital communications senior plays a significant role in planning and executing an online content strategy for CMAP.

The ideal candidate for this position is a communications expert and curious learner who thrives at a mission-driven organization. Learn more and apply.

Events

Virtual Chloride Reduction and Deicing Workshops: Public Roads
October 12, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Host: DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup and others

Ninth Annual Sustainability Summit
October 12, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Host: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Coordinating Committee
October 13, 2021, 8:00 to 9:15 a.m.
Host: CMAP

Joint CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee
October 13, 2021, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Host: CMAP

CMAP Executive Committee
October 13, 2021, 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Host: CMAP

An Opportunity to Build Back Better: UTC Fall 2021 Seminar Series
October 21, 2021, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Host: Urban Transportation Center at University of Illinois Chicago

8th Annual Summit on Regional Competitiveness
October 18-22, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Host: Alliance for Regional Development

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