Nov 19, 2021

CMAP Weekly Update, 11-19-21

What does the $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan mean for northeastern Illinois?

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan, makes generational investments for rebuilding the nation's roads, bridges, and rails. More than $567 billion of funding will go toward projects and programs that affect every aspect of transportation. It expands access to clean drinking water, addresses climate change, strengthens the nation's broadband infrastructure, and supports safer travel.

A new update from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) details key transportation provisions in the IIJA and the funding estimates for Illinois.

2020 census reveals slow growth, increased diversity in region

A new analysis of 2020 census data by CMAP offers a glimpse into population and demographic shifts in northeastern Illinois.

The population increased by 1.7 percent between 2010 and 2020. The region continued to diversify, with significant growth in the Asian and Hispanic populations. However, given declines in white and Black residents, the CMAP region continues to lag behind many other large metropolitan areas.

Moving forward on regional economic recovery

CMAP's Regional Economic Recovery Task Force met this week to wrap up its work and ensure continued collaboration on building back a stronger and more inclusive regional economy. 
 
The task force, which included leaders from across northeastern Illinois, was assembled in November 2020 at the request of the region’s seven county board chairs and the City of Chicago.
 
The task force resulted in several key initiatives, including "The Only Thing Missing Is You" tourism campaign; a regional economic development collaborative; and efforts to promote access to 2-1-1, a resource that connects residents with housing, transportation, and other assistance in their communities.
 
This week's final meeting included presentations on:

  • City of Chicago’s recovery efforts
  • A collaborative, region-wide project to develop a mobility recovery action plan that will address new challenges and long-term issues to ensure our transportation network can better serve all residents
  • Federal priorities for economic recovery, by Susan Brehm, regional director for the U.S. Economic Development Administration


The group also discussed next steps and future collaboration on equitable economic progress.

Improving the Butterfield Road Corridor Plan in DuPage County

CMAP is working with DuPage County, and the villages of Lombard, Downers Grove, and Oak Brook on a collaborative effort to develop a Butterfield Road Corridor Plan.

The plan will focus on:

  • Enhancing the corridor's Pace bus service and making it easier to walk to bus stops
  • Improving road safety for cars, buses, pedestrians, and bicyclists
  • Enhancing multi-modal connections between the corridor and nearby parks and open space
  • Exploring future housing and commercial development opportunities

The engagement site for the project gives residents, business owners, property owners, and other stakeholders a place to share ideas and identify improvements they would like to see along the corridor. Community engagement is an essential component of developing a shared vision for the Butterfield Road corridor.

Public comment: ON TO 2050/FFY 2022-26 TIP conformity analysis and TIP amendment

CMAP released the following conformity analysis of ON TO 2050 and the FFY 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Please review the ON TO 2050/TIP conformity analysis and TIP amendment 22-03. Comments may be submitted to CMAP by mail, email, or phone (312-454-0400) through Tuesday, December 7.

Apply for planning, policy, and communications positions

Come join our team! CMAP has numerous openings, from planning to communications. The agency is hiring a director of strategic alignment and innovation, three principal planners, a graphic designer, and a social media manager.

Events

Online events
Transportation Committee
November 19, 2021, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Host: CMAP

CRTI Eradication Innovation Virtual Panel
December 1, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Host: Chicago Region Trees Initiative

Unified Work Program
December 1, 2021, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Host: CMAP

In-person events

"Invasion of the Nature Snatchers!" A Stewardship Festival
December 11, 2021, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Host: Chicago Region Trees Initiative

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Nov 19, 2021

CMAP Weekly Update, 11-19-21

What does the $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan mean for northeastern Illinois?

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan, makes generational investments for rebuilding the nation's roads, bridges, and rails. More than $567 billion of funding will go toward projects and programs that affect every aspect of transportation. It expands access to clean drinking water, addresses climate change, strengthens the nation's broadband infrastructure, and supports safer travel.

A new update from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) details key transportation provisions in the IIJA and the funding estimates for Illinois.

2020 census reveals slow growth, increased diversity in region

A new analysis of 2020 census data by CMAP offers a glimpse into population and demographic shifts in northeastern Illinois.

The population increased by 1.7 percent between 2010 and 2020. The region continued to diversify, with significant growth in the Asian and Hispanic populations. However, given declines in white and Black residents, the CMAP region continues to lag behind many other large metropolitan areas.

Moving forward on regional economic recovery

CMAP's Regional Economic Recovery Task Force met this week to wrap up its work and ensure continued collaboration on building back a stronger and more inclusive regional economy. 
 
The task force, which included leaders from across northeastern Illinois, was assembled in November 2020 at the request of the region’s seven county board chairs and the City of Chicago.
 
The task force resulted in several key initiatives, including "The Only Thing Missing Is You" tourism campaign; a regional economic development collaborative; and efforts to promote access to 2-1-1, a resource that connects residents with housing, transportation, and other assistance in their communities.
 
This week's final meeting included presentations on:

  • City of Chicago’s recovery efforts
  • A collaborative, region-wide project to develop a mobility recovery action plan that will address new challenges and long-term issues to ensure our transportation network can better serve all residents
  • Federal priorities for economic recovery, by Susan Brehm, regional director for the U.S. Economic Development Administration


The group also discussed next steps and future collaboration on equitable economic progress.

Improving the Butterfield Road Corridor Plan in DuPage County

CMAP is working with DuPage County, and the villages of Lombard, Downers Grove, and Oak Brook on a collaborative effort to develop a Butterfield Road Corridor Plan.

The plan will focus on:

  • Enhancing the corridor's Pace bus service and making it easier to walk to bus stops
  • Improving road safety for cars, buses, pedestrians, and bicyclists
  • Enhancing multi-modal connections between the corridor and nearby parks and open space
  • Exploring future housing and commercial development opportunities

The engagement site for the project gives residents, business owners, property owners, and other stakeholders a place to share ideas and identify improvements they would like to see along the corridor. Community engagement is an essential component of developing a shared vision for the Butterfield Road corridor.

Public comment: ON TO 2050/FFY 2022-26 TIP conformity analysis and TIP amendment

CMAP released the following conformity analysis of ON TO 2050 and the FFY 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Please review the ON TO 2050/TIP conformity analysis and TIP amendment 22-03. Comments may be submitted to CMAP by mail, email, or phone (312-454-0400) through Tuesday, December 7.

Apply for planning, policy, and communications positions

Come join our team! CMAP has numerous openings, from planning to communications. The agency is hiring a director of strategic alignment and innovation, three principal planners, a graphic designer, and a social media manager.

Events

Online events
Transportation Committee
November 19, 2021, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Host: CMAP

CRTI Eradication Innovation Virtual Panel
December 1, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Host: Chicago Region Trees Initiative

Unified Work Program
December 1, 2021, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Host: CMAP

In-person events

"Invasion of the Nature Snatchers!" A Stewardship Festival
December 11, 2021, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Host: Chicago Region Trees Initiative

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