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File #: 22-0046    Version: 1 Name: For Information - Reappointment of Lake County’s Representatives to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee.
Type: communication or report Status: Passed
File created: 12/28/2021 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 1/11/2022
Title: For Information - Reappointment of Lake County's Representatives to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee.

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For Information - Reappointment of Lake County’s Representatives to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee.

 

Staff Summary

                     Federal law requires a Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) be created in urban/suburban regions in order to adhere to and execute the federally regulated transportation planning process. By definition, an MPA “encompasses the Census-defined urbanized area and the contiguous geographic area(s) likely to become urbanized in the next 10 years.”

                     Further, federal law empowers the MPO to act as a governing body in regions where an MPA has been established for the purpose of carrying out the federally required transportation planning. The MPO Policy Committee is the decision-making body for all regional transportation plans and programs for this area. The MPO Policy Committee plans, develops and maintains an affordable, safe and efficient transportation system for the region, providing the forum through which local decision makers develop regional plans and programs.

                     Each Cook and Collar County Board Chair typically serves as their County’s designated member on the MPO Policy Committee. Accordingly, Chair Hart has been designated as Lake County’s Member on the MPO Policy Committee.

                     Each Cook and Collar County’s Director of Transportation/County Engineer typically serves as the County’s designated Alternate. Accordingly, Shane Schneider has been designated Lake County’s Alternate Member on the MPO Policy Committee.

                     Lake County has typically selected our Division of Transportation Director of Planning as our Second Alternate Member on the MPO Policy Committee and; accordingly, Kevin Carrier has been designated as Lake County’s Second Alternate Member on the MPO Policy Committee.