News Releases

News Releases

Please direct any press inquiries to Tina Fassett Smith ( or 312-386-8786).


NEWS RELEASE, 10-10-19: CMAP approves $475 million for 70 transportation projects across metropolitan Chicago
Transportation investments advance ON TO 2050 and will enhance the region’s roads, bridges, transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Read more in a news release

NEWS RELEASE, 9-9-19: CMAP wins top awards from state planning association
ON TO 2050 will be recognized with the Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan from the American Planning Association-Illinois chapter later this month. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 7-11-19: Newly updated Community Data Snapshots provide rich resource for Chicago region
Updated data and new metrics available for every municipality, county, and City of Chicago Community Area in the seven-county metropolitan region. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 6-20-19: Erin Aleman named new Executive Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Aleman will take the helm in July from the agency's current Executive Director Joseph C. Szabo, who will reture at the end of June. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 4-29-19: CMAP part of growing group of leaders calling on Illinois to reform its approach to investing in safe, reliable transportation
At a committee hearing today in Chicago, CMAP testified in support of a new kind of capital bill that is accountable to the public while meeting state transportation investment needs. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 4-10-19: CMAP announces 29 new local planning projects to help communities prosper
Expanded Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program offers wider array of support to implement ON TO 2050, achieve local goals. Read more in a news release.


NEWS RELEASE, 10-10-18: Newly adopted ON TO 2050 plan sets course for metropolitan Chicago
It's core principles -- Inclusive Growth, Resilience, and Prioritized Investment -- will help communities prosper all across the region. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 9-6-18: Technical assistance available to the region for planning and plan implementation activities
Twentieth year of RTA Community Planning Program. CMAP Local Technical Assistance Program supports ON TO 2050 plan. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 9-5-18: Survey will ask 12,000 Chicago-area households about their daily travels
The My Daily Travel survey will ask households to share how, when, and why they get around to inform descision-making on regional transportation priorities. Read more in a news release.


NEWS RELEASE, 10-19-17: Thirty-four new projects will help metropolitan Chicago communities develop and implement effective local plans
Sixth round of technical assistance projects will support individual communities and help create a more resilient and prosperous region. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 10-11-17: Metro Chicago to benefit from $256M investment in 39 transportation projects
CMAP approves federal surface transportation investments that advance the region's comprehensive plan and enhance the region's roads, transit, and bicycle and pedestrian. Read more in a news release.

NEWS RELEASE, 4-5-17: Five Alternative Futures could shape the Chicago region by 2050
Now through August, residents can give feedback for the ON TO 2050 regional plan via web surveys, kiosks, workshops, forums and social media. Read more in a news release.

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