Current year press releases

Press Releases

Please direct any press inquiries to CMAP communications director Tom Garritano ( or 312-386-8609)  or communications senior Tina Fassett Smith ( or 312-386-8786).


NEWS RELEASE: Twenty-two new projects direct resources to communities for local implementation of GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan
Fifth round of Local Technical Assistance projects will support communities in building a strong, livable, and prosperous region. Read more in a press release.


NEWS RELEASE: Five-year, $301.8 million transportation program adds 60 projects to reduce congestion, improve air quality, and enhance non-motorized travel in metropolitan Chicago
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning approves federal surface transportation investments that support implementation of the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan. Read more in a press release


NEWS RELEASE: Joseph C. Szabo tapped to lead the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
New executive director has varied experience in local, state, federal governments, civic affairs, and transportation. Read more in a press release


NEWS RELEASE: Chinatown Community Vision Plan charts course for the future
Chinatown residents, business owners, community organizations, and leaders meet to approve first comprehensive plan for historic neighborhood. Read more in a press release.


NEWS RELEASE: Amtrak honors former federal rail administrator, current CMAP senior fellow
Key facility now named the Joseph C. Szabo Chicago Control Center. Read more in a press release.

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