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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.

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IDOT is now accepting applications for the 2016 ITEP Cycle

Applications will be accepted from
Monday, May 2nd through Friday, June 17th

The Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) provides funding for community based projects that expand travel choices and enhance the transportation experience by improving the cultural, historic, aesthetic and environmental aspects of our transportation infrastructure.

The ITEP is designed to promote and develop alternative transportation options, including bike and pedestrian travel, along with streetscape beautification. The federal funds are awarded competitively, and projects must be related to surface transportation. Eligible applicants include all entities that were eligible to apply for TAP funds. Any local government with taxing authority is eligible to apply. In addition, the FAST Act allows nonprofit entities responsible for the administration of local transportation safety programs to apply. Local matching funds are required.
For further information on project eligibility and the application process, please visit the IDOT ITEP webpage.

The agenda for the Thursday, May 26th meeting of the RMAP Policy Committee is now available and you may view the document by clicking here.

A draft of the 2017 RMAP Unified Work Program is now available for review. Click here to review the document. If you have any comments or questions regarding the UWP, contact Jon Paul Diipla, AICP. Pending revisions made during the comment period, the UWP is scheduled to be reviewed for recommendation at the May meeting of the RMAP Technical Committee, and tentatively scheduled for approval of the RMAP Policy Committee at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 26th. Comments on RMAP documents are accepted at any time, but for inclusion into the final draft of the 2017 UWP, they should be submitted to RMAP no later than April 28th, 2016.

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.

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