TR 6213 - I. BACKGROUND CMAP is an agency which is...

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I. BACKGROUND CMAP is an agency which is established in 2005 that integrates land use planning and transportation planning for the counties of Cook, Dupage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will in Northeastern Illinois. CMAP’s goal is to coordinate the efforts of the multitude of local government agencies and supply them with the best technical assistance and analysis to improve land use and transportation decision-making for the region. On Oct 13, 2010, CMAP’s governing boards unanimously adopted GO TO 2040, the region’s first comprehensive plan since Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago. The State of Illinois legislation that created CMAP gave the agency the task of integrating the previously separate topics of land use and transportation into one agency that would protect natural resources, improve mobility, and minimize traffic congestion in the seven-county region. Under SAFETEA-LU legislation, CMAP is responsible for developing the region's official transportation plan, part of the broader GO TO 2040 comprehensive plan that integrates transportation with land use, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. This transportation plan must be updated every four years, use visualization techniques, engage the general public, and include a separate Transportation Improvement Program document. GO TO 2040 is the comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities plan together for sustainable prosperity through mid century and beyond. GO TO 2040 exists as two documents: a full-length plan that is for policy experts, and a shorter plan that is for a broader audience. Both versions call on local officials, businesses, and other stakeholder groups to implement recommendations that while very specific have broad implications for residents' daily lives. With the publication of the “Go To 2040” plan, the region will have a clearly defined framework to bring out the policy and investment changes that need to sustain metropolitan Chicago’s economic competitiveness and quality of life for decades to come.
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TR 6213 - I. BACKGROUND CMAP is an agency which is...

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