Our Future, Our Goals, Our Map

Welcome to the online home of the Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning, better known as RMAP, the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Rockford region. Please feel free to browse our site, review our documents, send comments or suggestions to the staff, and generally get involved in the planning process.

Want to learn a little more about RMAP? Check out the About Us Page. Interested in the current activities of RMAP? You might start by looking below at the recent announcements.

Legacy documents are being added as quickly as RMAP staff is able to convert them into digital formats and upload them. Check back frequently for updates on what has recently been posted.

If you believe you have found a broken link, a missing file, incorrect information or another error on the RMAP Web site, please contact the Web Administrator. Thank you for visiting the online home of RMAP, we hope your stay is informative and enjoyable.

Important Announcements

RMAP has released a final draft version of the updated 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). To view the draft, click here or visit the LRTP page.

The Transportation for Tomorrow (2040): A Long Range Transportation Plan for the Rockford Region is scheduled to be tentatively recommended by the RMAP Technical Committee at their July 23rd, 2015 meeting and tentatively adopted by the RMAP Policy Committee at their July 30th, 2015 meeting.

RMAP would like to thank all of our partner organizations and the public for all of input, comments and participation received during the development phase of the Long Range Transportation Plan update.

Questions regarding the LRTP may be sent at any time to RMAP via the emails on the staff page or by mail or in person to 313 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101.

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has announced long-term lane closures scheduled at Illinois Route 173 and East Riverside Boulevard on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) north of Rockford. For more details, view the release.

The final draft of the 2016 RMAP UWP has been posted, and is available here.

RMAP has released a draft of the updated to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. To view the draft, click here or visit the LRTP page. RMAP welcomes comments on the LRTP draft. The public comment period for this draft of the LRTP begins on May 14th, 2015 and ends on June 12th, 2015. Comments will be accepted at any time regarding the LRTP, but for inclusion in the final draft, comments should be submitted during this public comment period. Comments may be sent at any time to RMAP via the emails on the staff page or by mail or in person to 313 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101. Click here to open an editable comment form regarding the LRTP.

More public engagement sessions are now scheduled for the current iteration and eventual final draft of the LRTP. To view the schedule of these sessions, click here.

IDOT has recently released its CY 2015 CVP application. The application and appendices can be accessed via the links below.

Applications are due to IDOT-DPIT on May 31st, 2015.

The RMAP Mobility Subcommittee will be discussing the applications for the IDOT CVP program at the May 12th, 2015 meeting. At that meeting, a recommendation regarding HSTP compliance will be made by the Mobility Subcommittee for applications so that IDOT can proceed with review and potential vehicle award determination. To assist in the process, please forward a synopsis of your application to Jon Paul Diipla, AICP by May 4th , 2015. The information submitted in the synopsis will need to include the following:

1. Name of applicant agency and contact information.
2. Proposed purpose/program for which the requested vehicles will be used.
3. The total number of vehicles being requested.
4. The total cost of vehicles being requested.

Please contact Jon Paul Diipla, AICP if there are any questions.

RMAP has released a draft of the fiscal year 2016 Unified Work Program (UWP). To view the draft, click here. For any comments on the UWP, please contact Mr. Gary McIntyre, Metro Program Manager for RMAP

The RMAP-created Functionally Classified Road Map is now available in digital format. Click here to view it.

RMAP has released a memorandum detailing the change in phone numbers for RMAP staff. To view the memorandum, click here.

The 2014 Version of the RMAP Cooperative Agreement is now available for viewing.

RMAP has released its 2015 meeting schedule for the Policy Committee, Technical Committee, and Mobility Subcommittee. Click here to view the schedule.

RMAP has published a study regarding freight traffic and transportation in the region. To view the freight study, click here. If you have questions or comments regarding the freight study, please contact Gary McIntyre, Metro Program Manager.

The former Executive Director of RMAP, Mr. Steve Ernst, has retired. The staff of RMAP wishes Mr. Ernst all happiness and success in the future endeavors that he throws himself into. RMAP thanks Mr. Ernst for his many years of leadership, vision, and effort as its director.

The Final Draft of the FY 2015-2018 RMAP TIP is available here. The Policy Committee is scheduled to deliberate on this final draft at its 7/24/2014 meeting. If you have comments or questions regarding the TIP, send them to Michael Hren, Metropolitan Planner, TIP Manager, Website Administrator, and Jack of all Trades. Comments will be accepted at any time.

RMAP has received a HUD Sustainable Communities Certificate, in commemoration of the progress and accomplishment of the Sustainable Communities Grant. To view the certificate, click here.

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has released a number of fact sheets regarding improvements being undertaken on I-90, including a Corridor Overview, a Construction Traffic Flyer, an overview of the work being done on the Business 20/State Street Interchange, and a By the Numbers Overview. For more information, visit the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority’s website.

The League of Illinois Bicyclists has released a Rockford Area Bike Map. To view the map, click here.

Commonwealth Edision has released information regarding the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act. For an overview, click here. For details on Winnebago and Boone counties, click here.

An interactive map detailing the congestion levels of the arterial roads in the RMAP Region has been released. To view this map, click here.

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