Legislative & Policy Statements

The federal and state governments have a key role to play in the implementation of ON TO 2050. Policymakers decide how to allocate billions of dollars annually across a variety of different programs, services, and projects. They also help to define the overall policy environment that influences the decision-making process.

To guide the agency as it works with federal and state partners to implement ON TO 2050, CMAP has articulated federal and state policy positions through the CMAP Legislative Framework. Specifically for federal legislators, the CMAP Board has adopted a legislative agenda and surface transportation reauthorization principles. For state legislators, the CMAP Board has identified a legislative agenda, as well as principles for a new state capital program. Each is described below. See an archive of previous legislative documents.

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Legislative & Policy Statements

The federal and state governments have a key role to play in the implementation of ON TO 2050. Policymakers decide how to allocate billions of dollars annually across a variety of different programs, services, and projects. They also help to define the overall policy environment that influences the decision-making process.

To guide the agency as it works with federal and state partners to implement ON TO 2050, CMAP has articulated federal and state policy positions through the CMAP Legislative Framework. Specifically for federal legislators, the CMAP Board has adopted a legislative agenda and surface transportation reauthorization principles. For state legislators, the CMAP Board has identified a legislative agenda, as well as principles for a new state capital program. Each is described below. See an archive of previous legislative documents.

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2021 State Legislative Agenda

CMAP has prepared a legislative agenda for the 102nd Illinois General Assembly to engage in state-level discussions about key agency priorities and policy issues. This agenda focuses on implementation of ON TO 2050 and will help direct CMAP’s priorities over the course of the state legislative calendar.

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2021 State Legislative Agenda

CMAP has prepared a legislative agenda for the 102nd Illinois General Assembly to engage in state-level discussions about key agency priorities and policy issues. This agenda focuses on implementation of ON TO 2050 and will help direct CMAP’s priorities over the course of the state legislative calendar.

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2021 Federal Agenda

The 2021 Federal Agenda provides Congress and the Administration with CMAP's top policy priorities at the federal level to aid implementation of ON TO 2050. CMAP also developed Shared Principles for Surface Transportation Reauthorization with more than 20 private and public regional partners.    

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2021 Federal Agenda

The 2021 Federal Agenda provides Congress and the Administration with CMAP's top policy priorities at the federal level to aid implementation of ON TO 2050. CMAP also developed Shared Principles for Surface Transportation Reauthorization with more than 20 private and public regional partners.    

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CMAP Legislative Framework

The CMAP Legislative Framework reflects the agency’s policy priorities based on research developed as part of the ON TO 2050 comprehensive regional plan. The framework is meant to guide CMAP’s response to specific pieces of legislation and inform legislators in Springfield and Washington, D.C., as well as agency partners, the Governor of Illinois, state and federal agencies, and others.

State Capital Program Principles and Resources

Illinois requires a long-term funding solution to support infrastructure projects with benefits for livability, mobility, and the economy. In January 2020 the CMAP board approved new principles, recommending that any new state capital program must: (1) be sustainable and adaptable, (2) based on user fees paid by those who gain the most from the system, (3) consider ability to pay, (4) use performance-based selection criteria, (5) and promote all modes of travel.

Bill Tracking

Each session of the Illinois General Assembly, the CMAP Board takes formal positions on some bills relevant to the implementation of ON TO 2050.  Information on the bills tracked by CMAP is available under the Board's "Meeting Materials" area.

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CMAP Legislative Framework

The CMAP Legislative Framework reflects the agency’s policy priorities based on research developed as part of the ON TO 2050 comprehensive regional plan. The framework is meant to guide CMAP’s response to specific pieces of legislation and inform legislators in Springfield and Washington, D.C., as well as agency partners, the Governor of Illinois, state and federal agencies, and others.

State Capital Program Principles and Resources

Illinois requires a long-term funding solution to support infrastructure projects with benefits for livability, mobility, and the economy. In January 2020 the CMAP board approved new principles, recommending that any new state capital program must: (1) be sustainable and adaptable, (2) based on user fees paid by those who gain the most from the system, (3) consider ability to pay, (4) use performance-based selection criteria, (5) and promote all modes of travel.

Bill Tracking

Each session of the Illinois General Assembly, the CMAP Board takes formal positions on some bills relevant to the implementation of ON TO 2050.  Information on the bills tracked by CMAP is available under the Board's "Meeting Materials" area.

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UPDATES

February 17, 2021

2021 Legislative Framework

CMAP’s Legislative Framework describes the agency’s policy positions organized around the goals included in the ON TO 2050 chapters: Community, ...

February 17, 2021

2021 Federal Legislative Agenda

The 2021 Federal Agenda first presents CMAP’s COVID-19 stimulus and relief principles, followed by the agency’s policy positions on federal tra...

February 17, 2021

Legislative Agenda for the 102nd Illinois General Assembly

The Legislative Agenda for the 102nd Illinois General Assembly presents CMAP’s positions on state legislation related to planning, transportation...

May 14, 2020

The region can’t afford to postpone investment in our water systems

Throughout this pandemic, the region’s drinking water and wastewater utilities have continued to provide essential services even as their staff...

April 17, 2020

COVID-19 federal legislation and transportation system impacts

Since the start of the COVID response and Illinois’ stay-at-home order, transit and transportation use has changed significantly. While there is ...

August 7, 2019

Explore projects appropriated in the 2019 Illinois state capital package

In June 2019, the State of Illinois enacted a package of legislation to fund transportation, water infrastructure, natural resources, open space,...