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Record #: R2012-982   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/31/2012 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Call for hearing(s) on congestion pricing and effects on traffic patterns within urban areas
Sponsors: Laurino, Margaret
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
Attachments: 1. R2012-982.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety October 31, 2012 Council Meeting
 
 
 
RESOLUTION
 
 
WHEREAS, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP developed and now guides the implementation of GO TO 2040, metropolitan Chicago's first comprehensive regional plan in more than 100 years. CMAP has now proposed a plan for congestion pricing in the Chicago metropolitan area.
 
WHEREAS, Congestion pricing is a form of road pricing, a broader concept that includes conventional tolling and charges for vehicle miles traveled. Congestion pricing, like other road pricing, will raise revenues, but will do so as part of a strategy to address highway congestion.
 
WHEREAS, CMAP has conducted numerous studies on the feasibility of congestion pricing and the necessary planning involved in such a project. As the official Metropolitan Planning Organization, CMAP has federal and state mandates to ensure that the region's highway and transit systems are adequately funded and maintained.
 
MARGARET LAURINO Alderman, 39th Ward
 
BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and Members of City Council, assembled this thirty first day of October, 2012, do hereby call upon the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to appear before the Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety to discuss congestion pricing and effects on traffic patterns within urban areas.