A prosperous region must be able to move people and freight efficiently with a transportation system that conserves open space, respects air quality, and encourages land-use decision that are consistent with vibrant healthy communities. A region that is serious about broad access to economic opportunity should provide quality housing near job centers for workers of all income levels. A core principle of Chicago Metropolis 2020 is that good transportation infrastructure and rational, well-planned regional development are essential to the long-term health and prosperity of the region.

Capital Investments in Illinois

Freight in Illinois

  • » Jim LaBelle, Vice President of CM 2020 appears on Chicago Public Radio's Worldview news magazine to discuss EJ&E purchase
  • » CM2020 analyzes benefits of E&JE purchase by Canadian National
  • » The Metropolis Freight Plan: Delivering the Goods

Public Transportation in Chicago region

  • » Study Shows High Economic Return for our Region's Economy from Investing in Transit. (2007)
  • » Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Reform and Funding

Planning in Chicago Region Regional Planning

  • » Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)