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CMS January Event: Long Range Transportation Planning in Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties (CM | 2)

With communities across the region planning for an evolving economy, altered development patterns, and changing transportation habits, counties are updating their long range transportation plans to facilitate economic development, prioritize alternative transportation modes, and promote equitable access between neighborhoods, job centers, and community amenities. Cook and Will Counties are both finishing up their transportation plans, while DuPage County recently initiated its plan. Learn how each county has approached its respective transportation plan and how they may impact planning in your community.


Special thanks to Jen McNeil Dhadwal and Jim Meyer at AECOM and Laura Wilkison at Metro Strategies, Inc. for their collaboration with APA-CMS to coordinate this event.


please register by 11am on January 12th to ensure your name is on the security checklist



María Choca Urban, Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, will present Connecting Cook County, which is the Long Range Transportation Plan for 2040. She will discuss how the plan will guide the design and implementation of a fully integrated multi-jurisdictional transportation system serving individuals and businesses across Cook County.

Christina Kupkowski, P.E., Phase I Project Manager for the Will County Division of Transportation, will provide an overview of the Will Connects 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. As the project manager for the plan, she will describe the planning process that went into the creation of the transportation plan, which is anticipated to be adopted by the Will County Board in February 2017.

John Loper, Chief Transportation Planner and Impact Fee Administrator at DuPage County, will discuss the approach, public and interagency outreach, and anticipated outcomes that will underlie the planning process for the DuPage County Long Range Transportation Plan.


NOTE: Presenters are subject to change.


DATE & TIME: Friday, January 13, 2017, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST

LOCATION: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, 233 South Wacker Drive, #800, Chicago, IL 60606

QUESTIONS: For program questions, please contact the CMS Board at

CM CREDITS: 2.00 AICP CM credits approved

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Please register no later than 11:00 am on January 12th, so that APA-CMS can work with CMAP to ensure your name gets uploaded to the security check list in the Willis Tower lobby. Please register HERE.

REFUND POLICY: If you are unable to attend an event any requests for a refund must be emailed to within 4 days of the completion of the event. Refunds will not be made available for any events with a waitlist with the exception of extenuating circumstances. Requests for a refund will be granted at the discretion of the APA CMS.

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