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 at the Notices Page.

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

The meeting of the RMAP Policy Committee scheduled for February 26, 2015 has been cancelled. For more information about the meeting schedule of the RMAP Policy Committee and other committees, visit our Upcoming Meetings page.

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. 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

RMAP hosted public open houses to discuss the draft LRTP. These meetings were held:
-Tuesday February 24, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Loves Park City Hall, 100 Heart Boulevard, Loves Park, IL 61111.
-Tuesday February 24, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Roscoe Village Hall, 10631 Main Street, Roscoe, IL 61073.
-Wednesday February 25, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Regional Center for Planning and Design, 315 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101.

The agenda for the February 19 meeting of the RMAP Technical Committee is now available here.

The Mobility Subcommittee meeting scheduled for February 10 has been cancelled. To view the cancellation notice, 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.

The meeting of the RMAP Policy Committee for the month of December has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Policy Committee is scheduled for Thursday, January 29, 2015.

The meeting of the RMAP Technical Committee for the month of December has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Technical Committee is scheduled for Thursday, January 22, 2015.

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 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 new 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.

RMAP has released a memorandum regarding the air quality in the region. To view the memorandum, click here.

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