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.

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 RMAP website, we hope your stay is informative and enjoyable.

Critical Communiqués

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is seeking input on the development of the upcoming Multi-Year Program (MYP) for fiscal years 2017-2022. The MYP is a six-year plan that details how IDOT will prioritize the state’s highway and bridge transportation assets. This year’s proposed MYP includes more than $11 billion in projects, with more than $2 billion in projected spending to take place in fiscal year 2017.

The latest program will have a positive impact on many communities.

The public is invited to weigh in on the latest MYP by attending one of two webinars.

Tuesday, Oct. 25
5:30-7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27
6-7:30 p.m.

IDOT staff will be available to answer questions during each webinar. The public is encouraged to submit comments online here, or email written comments to DOT.OPPMYPOutreach@illinois.gov through Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Visit the Multi-Year Program Outreach page on IDOT’s website for more information.

The October 20 meeting of the RMAP Technical Committee has been cancelled. For the full schedule of the Technical Committee, click here.

The October 27 meeting of the RMAP Policy Committee has been cancelled. For the full schedule of the Policy Committee, click here.

The Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning (RMAP) is updating its Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the public transportation system in the region. To do this, RMAP needs information from users around the region. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Information collected will be confidential and used solely for developing the RMAP HSTP. Transportation providers have been asked to distribute this survey to interested parties from around the region, particularly those who use public transportation or paratransit.

The survey is electronically available by clicking here. Surveys may be filled out for inclusion into this HSTP process until November 23, 2016. A press release was released on this topic and is available here. For more information about the survey or the HSTP, please contact Michael Hren, AICP by email, by phone at 779-348-7628, or at the RMAP Offices at 313 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL. Thank you for your feedback and assistance.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is in the process of developing a State Long Range Transportation Plan that will guide the future of transportation in Illinois. As an important partner in advancing these goals, we are asking you to participate by completing an online survey on the goals of the plan. This will take only a few minutes and your input is important.

Take the Survey: Click Here!

Because IDOT wants to make sure they get this right, they have asked RMAP to share this survey. Ensuring these goals are in line with your priorities will help IDOT invest resources wisely. As the plan evolves, IDOT will post developments and will be looking to continue to hear your input throughout the planning process. For more information on the IDOT planning process, click here. Thank you for your input.

RMAP has approved the final 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program. To review the document, click here. For comments on this draft, please contact Sydney Turner. Comments on RMAP documents are accepted at any time, but for inclusion into this cycle of the TIP, comments should be submitted by August 16, 2016.

The Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning (RMAP) is kicking-off the Rockford Metropolitan Area Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan update. The purpose of the plan is to provide a regional vision for a comprehensive infrastructure system that will support and encourage walking and bicycling throughout the Rockford Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA). The plan will provide a framework for improving connectivity, safety, convenience, and attractiveness of bicycle and pedestrian networks. To review the notice, click here.

RMAP thanks interested parties for their input at the June public open houses. RMAP anticipates another round of public open houses this fall. More information on the Rockford Metropolitan Area Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan can be found at the RMAP Bicycle and Pedestrian page.

The final adopted version of the 2017 RMAP Unified Work Program is now available. Click here to view the document. If you have any comments or questions regarding the UWP, contact Jon Paul Diipla, AICP. Comments on RMAP documents are accepted at any time.

RMAP has released its annual notice of planning for fiscal year 2017. Click here to review the notice.

The Illinois Tollway has announced the completion of the full-access Irene Road Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, also known as I-90. For more details on this subject, visit the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority’s website.

The RMAP meeting schedule for 2016 has been released. This schedule is for the RMAP Policy Committee, Technical Committee, and Mobility Subcommittee. Click here to view the document.

RMAP has published the interactive 2015 version of the Federal List of Obligated Projects, known affectionately as the FLOP. To view this document, click here. For any questions regarding the FLOP, please contact Michael Hren, Metropolitan Planner

  • The approved 2016 RMAP UWP has been posted, and is available here.
  • The approved 2016-2019 RMAP TIP has been posted, and is available here.
  • The approved RMAP EJ & Title VI document has been posted, and is available here.
  • The approved RMAP Limited English Proficiency Plan has been posted, and is available here.

The RMAP Policy Committee has approved the final version of the updated 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). To view the document, click to visit the LRTP page.

The Transportation for Tomorrow (2040): A Long Range Transportation Plan for the Rockford Region was recommended by the RMAP Technical Committee at their July 23rd, 2015 meeting and 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 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.

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.

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.

Rockford Metropolitan Agency For Planning