New grant supports equitable transit-oriented development in McKinley Park
A grant awarded to the McKinley Park Development Council will support equitable development around the 35th/Archer Orange Line station, one of 11 projects selected for Chicago's first-ever Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) Pilot Program.
The 35th/Archer Orange Line ETOD Vision Project will promote the development of vacant and underused properties around the station, particularly for affordable housing and mixed-use commercial development. It will also explore pedestrian- and bike-friendly design strategies.
The project implements a recommendation of the McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan, created through the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) Local Technical Assistance program and adopted earlier this year. During the planning process, it was identified that most of the neighborhood falls within planned transit-oriented development zones.
City of Chicago pilots income-based traffic fines
Implementing fine reform is a key recommendation of Improving equity in transportation fees, fines, and fares, a CMAP report published earlier this year. The report details how transportation fees, fines, and fares impact residents with low income and people of color, and recommends policy changes to improve equity.
Under the two-year Clear Path Relief Pilot Program, people who make less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level could qualify to pay 50 percent less for traffic fines. Chicago also offers a ticket debt relief program.
CMAP's report highlights the disproportionate burden of traffic fines, which can result in late fees and spiraling debt with escalating consequences for residents with low income. The report recommends adopting income-based fines or waivers, as well as improving collection practices.
The effects of telecommuting on travel in northeastern Illinois
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated remote work in the region. But even before the pandemic began, more residents were telecommuting for work, with significant disparities in who was able to do so.
The third part of CMAP's My Daily Travel series examines regional telecommuting behavior, and what My Daily Travel data says about the future of remote work in northeastern Illinois. It also explores the effect remote work has on peak travel times and trip-making.
Our four-part series looks at the different aspects of how and why people travel within northeastern Illinois, analyzing data from My Daily Travel, a pre-pandemic household travel survey that involved 12,000 respondents from the region.
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.
CMAP Board meets Wednesday
The CMAP Board meets on Wednesday, November 10, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. Find more information on the meeting materials page.
November 10, 2021, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
WTS Central Region Conference: Onward and Upward
November 10, 2021, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Host: WTS Central Region
CMAP Executive Committee
November 10, 2021, 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Unified Work Program
November 10, 2021, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Emerging from Crisis Wiser: Reimagining Regional Transit
November 11, 2021, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Host: Regional Transportation Authority
Tier II Consultation Committee
November 18, 2021, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
November 19, 2021, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.