Media Coverage Archive 2017

Media Coverage

Below are CMAP-related news stories from the current calendar year. See archived media coverage since 2010.

September

September 29, 2018
Transportation infrastructure our neglected crown jewel by Jim Nowlan
Published by The Daily Journal
This article discusses the challenges Illinois’ transportation infrastructure faces and recommendations for gas taxes to combat this degradation.

 

September 27, 2018
Elmhurst staff select CDM Smith for engineering work on Metra station project by Mary Stroka
Published by My Suburban Life
This article describes progress to update the Elmhurst Metra Station, a project partially funded through CMAP’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

 

September 26, 2018
Pritzker: Expanding gambling for road funds worth a look, but mileage tax too experimental by Marni Pyke
Published by The Daily Herald
This article discusses IL politicians’ stances on the VMT, recognizing CMAP’s support for this kind of tax to fund transportation infrastructure.

 

September 21, 2018
Naperville gets public's input on fixes for 95th Street, Book Road intersection by Suzanne Baker
Published by Chicago Tribune
This article utilizes CMAP’s data and estimates for future traffic patterns to inform Naperville’s three conceptual plans to improve the traffic flow at 95th St. and Book Rd.

 

September 21, 2018
Open house set on protections for Mill Creek watershed
Published by Kane County Chronicle
This article discusses CMAP’s open house to discuss plans for protecting the Mill Creek watershed. This project is supported by the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.

 

September 21, 2018
NIRPC begins survey on travel habits of residents by Tim Zorn
Published by The Chicago Tribune Post-Tribune
This article discusses NIRPC’s survey of Northwest Indiana households to examine regional travel trends, which is conducted in conjunction with CMAP’s My Daily Travel survey in the Chicago region.

 

September 17, 2018
Editorial: Will Chicago's next mayor exploit an opportunity to improve transit? 
Published by The Chicago Tribune
This article discusses Chicago’s options for transportation, including CMAP’s role in planning solutions for transit conundrums.

 

September 17, 2018
What Pritzker said about a mileage tax in January -- and where experts stand on the issue by Marni Pyke
Published by The Daily Herald
This article discusses IL politicians’ stances concerning the vehicles miles traveled (VMT) tax.

 

September 14, 2018
Don’t tear down this old house by Regina Cole
Published by Forbes
This article describes trends in tearing down homes for new real estate, a CMAP report about solid waste in US landfills is cited.

 

September 13, 2018
McKinley Park businesses to convene toward neighborhood planning
Published by Lawndale News
This article describes a business meeting in McKinley Park as part of a Local Technical Assistance planning effort in the neighborhood.

 

September 13, 2018
Lincolnwood bridge over Touhy Avenue, part of Skokie Valley Trail, set to open late September by Genevieve Bookwalter
Published by Lincolnwood Review
This article describes a new bridge that was partially funded through CMAP’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

 

September 12, 2018
Five Referendum Questions Slated for Kendall Co. Ballot This November by Tyler Bachman
Published by WSPY Chicago
This article discusses Kendall County’s referendum questions, one of which focuses on CMAP’s proposed vehicle mileage tax on all motorists.

 

September 8, 2018
CMAP Will Pay Volunteers To Take Commute Survey
Published by WBBM
This article discusses CMAP’s “My Daily Travel” survey to understand people’s transportation habits and regional transportation needs.

 

September 7, 2018
How do you commute? Track it and get $50, planners promise by Marni Pyke
Published by The Daily Herald
This article discusses CMAP’s “My Daily Travel” survey to understand people’s transportation habits and regional transportation needs.

 

September 3, 2018
Column: Want $50? Planning agency will pay to hear about your commute by Mary Wisniewski
Published by The Chicago Tribune
This article discusses CMAP’s “My Daily Travel” survey to understand people’s transportation habits and regional transportation needs.

August

August 31, 2018
Bellwood gets $300k for roadway improvements along Washington Blvd. by Igor Studenkov
Published by The Village Free Press
This article describes federal funds received by Bellwood for roadway improvements and a CMAP pilot program on pavement management.

 

August 28, 2018
Final open house planned for Fox River plan in McHenry, Lake counties by Lauren Rohr
Published by Daily Herald
This article discusses CMAP’s efforts to receive feedback from community members on the Fox River corridor project.

 

August 24, 2018
Group looks for input on vision for Fox River
Published by Northwest Herald
This article describes an upcoming open house on the Fox River Corridor project, which is supported by the CMAP Local Technical Assistance program.

 

August 23, 2018
From the community: Bensenville Presents New Zoning Ordinance to Public for Review
Published by The Chicago Tribune Elmhurst
This article discusses CMAP’s open house in the Village of Bensenville to allow residents to review the new zoning ordinance and learn about its key concepts. This project is supported by the CMAP Local Technical Assistance program.

 

August 22, 2018
Manufacturing drives big wage boost in Peoria County by Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
Published by The Chicago Tribune
This article discusses labor market issues, including slow wage growth, in Peoria. CMAP’s Austen Edwards is quoted.

 

August 21, 2018
Neighborhood Spotlight: Can North Lawndale’s future live up to its past? By Alex Nitkin
Published by The Real Deal
This article discusses North Lawndale’s past and its present problems, as well as CMAP’s partnership with the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council to produce a comprehensive plan for North Lawndale’s development.

 

August 17, 2018
Editorial: A driverless streetscape? Plan on it
Published by The Chicago Tribune
This article discusses future streetscapes and notes CMAP’s role in planning for the Chicago region’s future, including driverless cars and a driverless streetscape.

 

August 16, 2018
Will County must balance growing economic development with quality of life, Walsh says in state of the county by Susan DeMar Lafferty

Published by The Chicago Tribune Daily Southtown
This article discusses Will County’s growth and the improvements necessary for I-80, as well as CMAP’s collaboration on these infrastructure concerns.

 

August 14, 2018
Editorial: Trains and buses come first, but don’t put a hold on better roads by Sun-Times Editorial Board
Published by The Chicago Sun-Times
This article discusses the tension between CMAP’s designation of transportation infrastructure and highway expansions as regionally significant and the Active Transportation Alliance’s report on Chicago-area traffic congestion.

 

August 14, 2018
Editorial: Start miles-traveled tax study, but as part of comprehensive roads strategy by Daily Herald Editorial Board
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes the need for exploration of a new way of funding transportation in Illinois, including increasing the motor fuel tax and exploring a road usage charge, both of which are recommended in ON TO 2050.

 

August 14, 2018
Sun-Times Editorial on expanding transit and widening roads gets it half right by John Greenfield
Published by Streetsblog Chicago
This article responds to the Sun-Times Editorial about the ON TO 2050 plan.

 

August 13, 2018
Column: More and wider roads cause more congestion, not less, report says by Mary Wisniewski
Published by The Chicago Tribune
This article discusses the Active Transportation Alliance’s report that suggests adding new roads and highway lanes encourages people to drive rather than taking alternative transportation and CMAP’s designation of highway expansions as regionally significant.

 

August 9, 2018
County Board OKs 2 advisory referendums opposing statewide tax measures by Tony Scott
Published by Kendall County NOW
This article discusses Kendall County’s approval of two referendums opposing the vehicle mileage tax that CMAP proposed to fund transportation infrastructure.

 

August 9, 2018
Kendall Co. Board Approves 2 Advisory Referenda for Nov. Election Ballot; Mileage Tax and Pension Fix Questions Will Come Before Voters by James Wyman
Published by WSPY News
This article discusses Kendall County’s approval of two referendums opposing the vehicle mileage tax that CMAP proposed to fund transportation infrastructure.

 

August 2, 2018
New legal fight as battle over Route 53 heats up again by Greg Hinz
Published by Crain’s Chicago Business
This article discusses the proposed Route 53 extension into central Lake County.

 

August 1, 2018
Shopping online doesn't necessarily reduce traffic by David Schaper
Published by NPR
This program features CMAP’s Liz Schuh and discusses how online shopping can contribute to traffic congestion rather than alleviate it.

July

July 27, 2018
Letter: If you’re interested in North Avenue, survey is for you
Published by Oak Leaves
This article describes a survey being conducted for the revitalization plan for North Avenue, which is supported by CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance program.

 

July 24, 2018
Oswego looks at options for operating water treatment plant by Linda Girardi
Published by The Aurora Beacon-News
This article discusses potential shared service arrangements for a joint water treatment plant in Oswego, Yorkville and Montgomery. CMAP provided a grant through its LTA program to explore options.

 

July 24, 2018
A redevelopment plan for North Ave. in the works by Igor Studenkov
Published by Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest
This article discusses CMAP’s request for survey feedback on the North Avenue roadway revitalization project.

 

July 20, 2018
Oswego OKs resolution urging Metra service extension by Erika Wurst
Published by Kendall County NOW
This article discusses the Oswego Village Board’s efforts to encourage CMAP to include Metra commuter rail service in Kendall County as a high priority in the region’s comprehensive plan.

 

July 20, 2018
Oak Park residents asked for feedback in North Avenue survey that aims 'to guide revitalization efforts' by Steve Schering
Published by Chicago Tribune Oak Leaves
This article discusses CMAP’s request for survey feedback on the North Avenue roadway revitalization project.

 

July 19, 2018
Oswego keeps up push for Metra service to Kendall County by Linda Girardi
Published by Chicago Tribune The Beacon-News
This article discusses the Oswego Village Board’s efforts to encourage CMAP to include Metra commuter rail service in Kendall County as a high priority in the region’s comprehensive plan.

 

July 17, 2018
Foundation launches website on food locally grown in Lake County by Mick Zawislak
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes a a new website with local food options in Lake County including an overview of the Lake County food system produced by CMAP.

 

July 16, 2018
IDOT Shares Its Latest Transit Concepts for the North Lake Shore Drive Rehab by Charles Papanek
Published by Streetsblog Chicago
This article discusses IDOT’s proposed transitways on the North Lake Shore Drive reconstruction project. CMAP provided data for average travel times used.

 

July 14, 2018
CMAP plan draws comments on Illiana, Southland roads at New Lenox presentation by Susan DeMar Lafferty

Published by Chicago Tribune Daily Southtown
This article discusses CMAP’s open house in New Lenox to present the ON TO 2050 plan. Comments include transportation infrastructure priorities, environmental concerns, and sustainable development.

 

July 13, 2018
La Grange approves additional grant from Metra for Stone Avenue station improvements by Aimee Barrows
Published by My Suburban Life
This article discusses renovations being implemented at La Grange’s Stone Ave. Metra station, including covered bicycle parking and increased interconnectivity. CMAP provided funding for this project.

 

July 11, 2018
Algonquin-Cary Subarea Plan community workshop
Published by McHenry Times
This article describes an upcoming open house on the Algonquin-Cary Subarea Plan, which is supported by the CMAP Local Technical Assistance program.

 

July 11, 2018
CMAP open house Thursday in Libertyville
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes an open house held by CMAP in Libertyville during the ON TO 2050 draft public comment period.

 

July 7, 2018
Aurora in 2018: With population no longer booming, city looks to downtown for future growth by Sarah Freishtat
Published by The Aurora Beacon-News
This article discusses Aurora’s slowed growth and new efforts to adapt to demographic changes that CMAP has noted across the region.

 

July 6, 2018
CMAP kicks off Bridgeport and Canaryville plan by Rick Romano
Published by Gazette Chicago
This article discusses the commencement of CMAP’s efforts to address planning needs in Bridgeport and Canaryville, including an advisory committee.

 

July 5, 2018
I-80, I-55 improvements among priorities for Chicago agency
Published by Roads & Bridges
This article discusses the ON TO 2050 plan’s transportation infrastructure priorities and the included tolling and motor fuel tax recommendations.

 

July 5, 2018
Joliet Council approves downtown redevelopment plan by Grace Tucker
Published by Bugle Newspapers
This article discusses the Joliet Council’s approval of a downtown redevelopment plan creating an “urban square” on Chicago Street. CMAP’s LTA program assisted with the project’s planning.

 

July 3, 2018
I-80 improvements deemed ‘critical’ in regional transportation plan by Susan DeMar Lafferty
Published by Daily Southtown
This article describes the ON TO 2050 plan’s draft Regionally Significant Projects list.

 

June

June 29, 2018
Agency wants feedback from Will County residents by John Nudera
Published by the Joliet Herald-News
This article describes the public open houses and comment period for the draft ON TO 2050 plan.

June 28, 2018
La Grange approves final funding for Metra station enhancement project by Hank Beckman
Published by The Doings La Grange
This article describes a project to improve the La Grange Metra station, which will be partially funded through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program.

June 27, 2018
2 cents per mile vehicle miles traveled tax part of CMAP ON TO 2050 Plan by James Wyman
Published by WSPY News
This article describes the public open houses and comment period for the draft ON TO 2050 plan.

June 26, 2018
Wilmington downtown plan open house
Published by Coal City Courant
This article describes the Wilmington Downtown Plan open house, supported by the CMAP LTA program.

June 24, 2018
Planning for self-driving cars (Part 1 and Part 2)
Published by ABC 7 Chicago Eyewitness News
This two-part interview  describes questions and issues about autonomous cars and  new transportation technology. CMAP staffers Elizabeth Irvin and Liz Schuh were featured on this news segment.

June 22, 2018
All eyes on millennial movement by Lee Provost
Published by Daily Journal
This article describes how millennials today prefer walkable communities and not having to rely on cars for transportation. CMAP staffer Jane Grover is quoted.

June 22, 2018
Oswego urging residents to attend region public hearing to push for Metra service
Published by WSPY News
This article describes the public open houses and comment period for the draft ON TO 2050 plan.

June 21, 2018
Launching Summit’s future, tour of boat launch site reels in ideas by Steve Metsch
Published by Suburban Chicago Land
This article describes development in Summit which follows the Summit Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2015. The plan was supported by CMAP’s LTA program.

June 20, 2018
Help bring Metra service to Oswego by Shannon Antinori
Published by Oswego Patch
This article describes the public open houses and comment period for the draft ON TO 2050 plan.

June 14, 2018
June 21 ribbon-cutting to celebrate completion of Winfield Segment of West Branch DuPage river trail by Deb Snow Humiston
Published by Chicago Tribune
This article describes the completion of the 3-mile West Branch DuPage River Trail. This $2.9 million project was partially funded by the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).

June 13, 2018
CMAP hosts second Maine-Northfield draft plan open house Saturday by Tom Robb
Published by Journal & Topics
This article describes an open house held on the Maine-Northfield Unincorporated Area Plan, which was supported by the CMAP LTA program.

June 12, 2018
CREATE 75th Street: $132 million from USDOT by William C. Vantuono
Published by Railway Age
This article describes the $132 million in federal funding awarded for the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (CIP).

June 10, 2018
CMAP seeking public comment on its ON TO 2050 regional development plan
Published by Northwest Herald
This article describes the public open houses and comment period for the draft ON TO 2050 plan.

June 8, 2018
Public/private partnership commended for 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project
Published by Positively Naperville
This article describes the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project and its work to connect private and public sector partners. CMAP Executive Director Joseph C. Szabo is quoted.

June 7, 2018
CAGTC members awarded 22 percent of INFRA funding for nationally significant freight projects
Published by AJOT (American Journal of Transportation)
This article describes the $132 million in federal funding awarded for the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (CIP). CMAP Executive Director Joseph C. Szabo is quoted.

June 6, 2018
3 Buildings done, 10 underway at 260-unit apartment complex in West Dundee by Erin Sauder
Published by Chicago Tribune
This article describes West Dundee’s Route 31 corridor, which was studied as part of the Fox Valley Homes for  Changing Region study conducted by CMAP.

June 3, 2018
Facet-check: No, Chicagoland isn’t the only metro area losing residents by Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
Published by Chicago Sun Times and Politifact Illinois
This article demographics data released by the U.S. census that shows changing population trends in the Chicago region. CMAP staffer Aseal TIneh is quoted.

May

May 29, 2018
Kane County will host CMAP ‘ON TO 2050’ open house June 27
Published by Kane County Connects
This article describes the public open houses and comment period for the draft ON TO 2050 plan.

May 24, 2018
Chicago’s population down a third year in a row, but we’re still ahead of Houston by Elvia Malagon
Published by Chicago Tribune
This article describes demographics that show changing population trends in the Chicago region. CMAPs staffer Aseal Tineh is quoted.

May 24, 2018
Census: Chicago’s population drops third year in a row
By Associated Press
This article describes demographics that show changing population trends in the Chicago region. CMAPs staffer Aseal Tineh is quoted.

May 23, 2018
Committee recommends council approval of Purple Line modernization by Samantha Handler
Published by The Daily Northwestern
This article describes the project to modernize the Purple Line in Evanston, a project which is partially funded through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program

May 16, 2018
Aurora officials say new bridge to be built over Fox River a ‘game changer’ by Steve Lord
Published by Aurora Beacon-News
This article describes a pedestrian bridge to be built over the Fox River in Aurora. The project is partially funded by the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

May 15, 2018
Southland mayors sound off about money woes squeezing small towns by Ted Slowik
Published by Daily Southtown
This article describes a public meeting in East Hazel Crest about the future of the region’s municipalities in the face of constrained resources. CMAP staffer Elizabeth Schuh is quoted.

May 9, 2018
Launch dates for pulse bus service in Niles delayed by Grace Tucker
Published by The Budgle Newspapers
This article describes Pace’s new rapid transit bus system, Pulse. The project was partially funded by the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

May 9, 2018
In unincorporated areas, flood control remains top concern by Tom Robb
Published by Journal and Topics Newspapers
This article describes a public open house held on the Maine Northfield Unincorporated Area Plan, which is supported by the CMAP LTA program.

May 5, 2018
Illinois’ dilemma: Billions in capital needs, but prospects dim for funding plan by Doug Finke
Published by The State Journal-Register
This article describes how much Illinois needs to spend a year to repair state roads and public buildings. CMAP Executive Director Joseph C. Szabo is quoted.

May 4, 2018
Aldermen examine state of their wards, future plans by Madeline Makoul
Published by Gazette Chicago
This articles describes the Bridgeport and Canaryville Planning Priorities report, which is supported by CMAP’s LTA program.

May 4, 2018
Federal grants help Round Lake fire officials funnel truck exhaust out of stations by Frank Abderholden
Published by Lake Country News-Sun
This articles describes a panel on grants available to local governments where CMAP was a participant.

May 1, 2018
Slowik: Schools win more funding, but state budget makes losers of municipalities by Ted Slowik
Published by Daily Southtown
This article describes funding changes in the Chicago region. A CMAP Policy Update on the FY18 budget is quoted.

April

April 30, 2018
Residents hear plans on North River Communities by Kevin Gross
Published by Nadig Newspapers
This article describes a public meeting about the North River Communities Neighborhood Plan, which is supported by the CMAP LTA program.

April 27, 2018
City considering sales tax rebate to lure lumberyard to Springfield by Crystal Thomas
Published by State Journal-Register
This article describes tax incentives being considered by the city of Springfield. A CMAP Policy Update on rebate agreements is quoted.

April 26, 2018
New map makes it easier for bicyclists to get around Wheeling by Lauren Barry
Published by Journal & Topics Newspapers
This article describes a trailways map created for the village of Wheeling with support from the CMAP LTA program.

April 25, 2018
North Lawndale residents weigh in on plan to enrich neighborhood by Christlan Belanger
Published by Curbed Chicago
This article describes a public meeting and planning process to create A Neighborhood Plan for North Lawndale, which is supported by the CMAP LTA program.

April 25, 2018
The shape of water by Ted C. Fishman
Published by Chicago Magazine
This article describes the possible future of water resources in the Chicago region in the face of a changing climate. CMAP staffer Nora Beck is quoted.

April 23, 2018
Evanston Aldermen vote to keep the Dodge Ave. protected lanes by John Greenfield
Published by Streetsblog Chicago
This article describes a bike lane project in Evanston that was partially funded by CMAP’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

April 23, 2018
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to study Algonquin, Cary quarry areas by Megan Jones
Published by the Northwest Herald
This article describes the Algonquin and Cary Subarea Plan, which is supported by the CMAP LTA program.

April 22, 2018
Aldermen to reconsider Dodge Avenue bike lanes at City Council by Syd Stone
Published by the Daily Northwestern
This article describes a bike lane project in Evanston that was partially funded by CMAP’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

April 20, 2018
CMAP program teaches urban planning to high schoolers by Madhu Krishnamurthy
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes the CMAP Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) summer program.

April 20, 2018
Editorial: Changing how we get around metro Chicago – and how we pay for it
Published by Chicago Tribune
This article describes the draft regionally significant projects proposal that will be part of the ON TO 2050 regional plan.

April 20, 2018
Channahon officials seek input on proposal by Jeanne Millsap
Published by Joliet-Herald News
This article describes the Channahon Comprehensive Plan process, which is supported by the CMAP LTA program.

April 17, 2018
McHenry County Board to vote on engineering contract for Randall Road corridor by Ed Komenda
Published by the Northwest Herald
This article describes a construction project in McHenry County that was partially funded by CMAP’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

April 17, 2018
Why CMAP was wise to keep the O’Hare Express off its priority projects list by John Greenfield
Published by Streestblog Chicago
This article describes the draft regionally significant projects proposal that will be part of the ON TO 2050 regional plan.

April 16, 2018
More toll lanes could be coming to Chicago area has highway funds lag by Mary Wisniewski
Published by Chicago Tribune
This article describes the draft regionally significant projects proposal that will be part of the ON TO 2050 regional plan.

April 13, 2018
Why Chicago’s master planners should get behind O’Hare Express service by Joe Cahill
Published by Crain’s Chicago Business
This article describes the draft regionally significant projects proposal that will be part of the ON TO 2050 regional plan.

April 11, 2018
Longtime Aurora planning headed to regional planning agency by Steve Lord
Published by Aurora Beacon-News
This article describes new Deputy Executive Director Stephane Phifer’s move to CMAP.

April 10, 2018
More tolls, fees in suburban drivers’ future? By Marni Pyke
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes the draft regionally significant projects proposal that will be part of the ON TO 2050 regional plan.

April 9, 2018
Illinois planning agency updates transportation plan and Illiana Expressway is not on the list
Published by Northwest Indiana Gazette
This article describes the draft regionally significant projects proposal that will be part of the ON TO 2050 regional plan.

April 9, 2018
A key transportation priority list just got drafted – and O’Hare express isn’t on it by Greg Hinz
Published by Crain’s Chicago Business
This article describes the draft regionally significant projects proposal that will be part of the ON TO 2050 regional plan.

April 7, 2018
‘Our taxes are too high’: Southland leaders give Cook County reps an earful about taxes, incentives by Ted Slowik
Published by the Daily Southtown
This article describes a public meeting held for Cook County’s strategic planning process.

April 6, 2018
Chicago group warns population losses may be hurting suburban economy by Cole Lauterbach
Published by Illinois News Network
The article describes changing population trends in the Chicago region and cites CMAP’s policy update on the latest U.S Census data. CMAPs staffer Elizabeth Schuh is quoted.

April 3, 2018
Elmhurst awarded $2.4 million grant for Metra station rebuild by Katlyn Smith
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes upcoming train station reconstruction in Elmhurst, a project that will be partially funded through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

April 2, 2018
Rage, riots, ruin by Tony Briscoe and Ese Olumhense
Published by Chicago Tribune
This article describes riots on Chicago’s west side that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and disinvestment in those communities in the decades that followed. CMAP data is cited.
 

 

 

March

March 28, 2018
Two graphs show why the Chicago area is losing population by Whet Moser
Published by Chicago Magazine
The article describes changing population trends in the Chicago region and cites CMAP’s policy update on the latest U.S Census data.

March 28, 2018
Downtown gaining residents, while people are leaving the south side, south suburbs in droves by Chuck Sudow
Published by Bisnow
The article describes changing population trends in the Chicago region and cites CMAP’s policy update on the latest U.S Census data.

March 22, 2018
Metro Chicago shrinks again by Greg Hinz
Published by Crain's Chicago Business
The article describes changing population trends in the Chicago region and cites CMAP’s policy update on the latest U.S Census data. CMAPs staffer Elizabeth Schuh is quoted.

March 20, 2018
Idea from Shared Use Mobility Conference: Charge for access to the curb by Steven Vance
Published by Streetsblog Chicago
This article describes a panel at the Shared Use Mobility Summit where CMAP staffer Lindsay Bayley was a member.

March 20, 2018
Shorewood does not support IDOT/Joliet plans for Mound Road by Megann Horstead
Published by the Shorewood Sentinel
The article uses CMAP data on the projected number of vehicles on an I-55 overpass to demonstrate why the Shorewood Village Board of Trustees voted against supporting the overpass.

March 16, 2018
What's making traffic worse in Chicago? Signs point to Uber, Lyft by Mark Guarino
Published by Crain's Chicago Business
This article describes traffic and congestion patterns in the Chicago region. CMAP staffer Tom Murtha is quoted.

March 14, 2018
Shorewood trustees vote to oppose overpass on I-55 by Allison Selk
Published by the Joliet Herald-News
The article uses CMAP data on the projected number of vehicles on an I-55 overpass to demonstrate why the Shorewood Village Board of Trustees voted against supporting the overpass.

March 12, 2018
Chicago greenprint update maps fate of natural resources by Kate Habrel
Published by the Great Lakes Echo
The article quotes CMAP staffer Brian Daly describing Green Infrastructure Vision and the environmental aspects of ON TO 2050.

February

February 28, 2018
Oswego considering Lake Michigan as possible water source by Linda Girardi
Published by Aurora Beacon News
The article describes a shared services plan developed through the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program with Oswego, Yorkville, and Montgomery.

February 22, 2018
Channahon Village Board holds public hearing on annexation for proposed industrial building by Jeanne Millsap
Published by the Joliet Herald-News
The article describes a recent board meeting in which trustees approved an agreement between CMAP and Channahon for a new Channahon Comprehensive Plan, which will be supported by the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.

February 7, 2018
Des Plaines prepares to fill sidewalk gap by Lauren Barry
Published by Journal & Topics
The article cites a decision by the Des Plaines City Council to approve Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program funding for a sidewalk expansion program.

February 5, 2018
Berwyn, CMAP to gather public feedback for stormwater management plan by Aimee Barrows
Published by My Suburban Life
The article focuses on the engagement strategy for Berwyn’s stormwater management plan, which is being supported by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program.

February 2, 2018
Metro Detroit still struggling to agree on regional transit plan by Matthew Messner
Published by The Architect’s Newspaper
The article mentions CMAP’s ON TO 2050 comprehensive plan and its transit recommendations in regards to Detroit’s transit situation and the Amazon HQ2 project.

February 2, 2018
Ride-sharing surges in Chicago, raising congestion worries by Mary Wisniewski
Published by the Chicago Tribune
The article used CMAP data on expressway and tollway congestion to examine what impact ride-sharing services like Lyft or Uber may have on the region’s traffic congestion.

February 2, 2018
How housing could help Chicago bag Amazon’s HQ2 by Dennis Rodkin
Published by Crain’s Chicago Business
The article quotes CMAP staffer Jonathan Burch about the Chicago region's strengths in the competition to land Amazon’s HQ2.

January

January 31, 2018
Deconstructing President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan by Alexandra Silets
Published by WTTW Chicago Tonight
This television segment includes experts discussing a possible federal infrastructure plan. CMAP data is referenced.

 

January 30, 2018
A look into Chicago’s electric vehicle future by Katie Pyzyk
Published by Smart Cities Dive
The article quotes CMAP staffers Elizabeth Irvin and Doug Gerguson on the future of electric vehicles in Chicago and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program's partial funding of projects in this arena.

 

January 26, 2018
As official plan Red Line extension, there’s still no green to fund it by Mary Wisniewski and William Lee
Published by Chicago Tribune
This article describes the Red Line Extension project, which was a recommended project from GO TO 2040. CMAP Executive Director Joe Szabo is quoted.

 

January 25, 2018
Milwaukee Avenue rapid-transit bus service to begin by year’s end by Alex Nitkim
Published by Chicago Sun-Times
This article describes the Pace PULSE service planned to run between Jefferson Park and Niles, a project which is being partially funded through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

 

January 25, 2018
What’s New in Civic Tech: Bloomberg’s What Works Cities Honors Best at Using Data to Improve Residents’ Lives by Zack Quaintance
Published by Government Technology
The article discusses the Regional Housing Solutions tool and its history.

 

January 24, 2018
Who has the worst commute? By Greg Hinz
Published by Crain’s Chicago Business
This article describes a three-part policy update series on Economically Disconnected Areas and their commute challenges in the Chicago region. CMAP staffer Elizabeth Schuh is quoted.

 

January 23, 2018
Village receives input for Homer at forum by F. Amanda Tugade
Published by the Homer Horizon
This article describes a public outreach forum held by CMAP outreach staff in Homer Glen. CMAP staffer Jane Grover is quoted.

 

January 22, 2018

Lincolnwood pushes forward $2.5 million plan to overhaul ‘problematic’ intersection near Edens ramp by Alex Nitkin
Published by Lincolnwood Review
This article describes an infrastructure project in Lincolnwood and the village’s desire to apply for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grants to partially fund it.

 

January 24, 2018
Alderman blames state for increase in Aurora tax levy by Steve Lord
Published by Aurora Beacon News
The article describes the political atmosphere in Aurora surrounding the Aurora Transportation Center project, which is being funded mostly by federal funds coming through CMAP’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

 

January 16, 2018
Romeoville Metra station to open Feb. 5 by Alex Ortiz
Published by the Joliet Herald-News
This article describes the opening of Romeoville’s new Metra station, a project that was partially funded through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

 

January 12, 2018

Aurora ready for bids for Transportation Center project by Steve Lord
Published by Aurora Beacon News
The article describes the bidding process for an Aurora project funded through CMAP’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

 

January 9, 2018
Mayor: Elmhurst benefiting from development by Robert Sanchez
Published by Daily Herald
This article describes recent development in Elmhurst, including the upcoming train station construction, a project that will be partially funded through the CMAP Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

 

January 4, 2018
CMAP considers Bridgeport and Canaryville planning by Rick Romano
Published by Gazette Chicago
The article describes the opening stages of CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) to the Bridgeport and Canaryville planning priorities report. It quotes CMAP staffers Noah Boggess and Stephen Ostrander.

 

January 3, 2018
The limited thinking behind the O’Hare-Loop high-speed rail idea by F.K. Plous
Published by Chicago Tribune
The op-ed mentions CMAP’s data collection practices in the context of the O’Hare-Loop high speed rail project.

 

January 3, 2018
Concerns raised about Aurora’s plan for new bridge over Fox River by Steve Lord
Published by Aurora Beacon-News
The article describes the political context of Aurora’s bidding process for the Transportation Center, partially funded by CMAP’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

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