ON TO 2050 identifies a list of fiscally constrained regionally significant projects (RSPs), which are eligible to receive federal transportation funds and obtain certain federal approvals. Amendments to ON TO 2050 are expected to be occasional and to address projects with a significant change in funding or development status, warranting a new evaluation. Amendments undergo the same analysis and public discussion as projects identified in the plan development process. Selected projects should substantially implement ON TO 2050 by addressing current needs, improving travel over the long term, and having positive impacts on plan priorities, such as investing in existing communities, enhancing environmental quality, and improving quality of life. An amendment must also meet fiscal constraint requirements, described further in the memos below.
On November 20, the City of Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) requested an amendment for the O’Hare Express System. On November 30, CDOT requested an amendment for the Roadway Improvements to Support the Update to the South Lakefront Framework Plan (more commonly known as the Jackson Park Transportation and Mobility Improvement Project). Per the amendment process, CMAP conducted both qualitative evaluations of the proposals’ consistency with the principles and recommendations of ON TO 2050, and quantitative evaluations of the proposals comparing the various forecasting assumptions and resulting project performance with regard to ON TO 2050 priorities. CDOT also provided its own assessments of these two projects, along with supporting information and analysis.
The public comment period for two proposed amendments to the ON TO 2050 plan is open until February 25, 2019.
CMAP memos analyzing these proposed amendments to ON TO 2050 can be found here:
Please submit all comments on the proposed amendments to the respective email addresses below:
- O’Hare Express System: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jackson Park Project: email@example.com
You may also submit written comments to CMAP by mail:
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Attn: Elizabeth Schuh
233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
CMAP also welcomes public comments at the following public meetings:
CMAP’s Board and MPO Policy Committee will discuss and vote on these amendments at their March meetings:
All meetings are open to the public with an opportunity for public comment, and will take place at CMAP’s offices, Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago.
If you plan to attend one of these meetings, please contact Ingrid Witherspoon (312-454-0400 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to be placed on the security list for entry to Willis Tower, and/or to request accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.