CMAP is the comprehensive regional planning agency for metropolitan Chicago. Among other activities, CMAP prepares estimates of future traffic patterns at a variety of scales in support of regional transportation planning and capital programming activities. These projections are supported by a substantial regional travel demand modeling system and a large-scale travel survey program.
The RTA oversees financial oversight, funding, and regional transit planning for the region’s transit operators or Service Boards: the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace Suburban Bus and Pace Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit.
CMAP is developing the region's next comprehensive plan, ON TO 2050, scheduled for adoption in October 2018. As with GO TO 2040, this is a highly transparent and collaborative effort involving partners and stakeholders from across the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois. This page includes information and links to learn more about ON TO 2050's development process through materials that are complete, underway, or scheduled.
CDOT is responsible for more than 300 bridge and viaduct structures, including 37 operable movable bridges along the Chicago and Calumet rivers. Additionally, CDOT has jurisdiction over the Lake Michigan harbors, the Chicago River, the Calumet River and any of its tributaries. CDOT also maintains and monitors the series of freight tunnels beneath the Central Business District.