Regional Transportation Authority


The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) are issuing a joint Call for Projects for RTA’s Community Planning program and CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance Program

The RTA and CMAP are issuing a joint Call for Projects for the RTA’s Community Planning program and CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) Program. While the RTA and CMAP both have separate technical assistance programs, applicants can apply for both programs by using one application.  Through this coordination, the RTA and CMAP are able to offer planning and implementation assistance to an expanded base of eligible applicants, align all efforts with the GO TO 2040 Plan and provide interagency expertise, technical assistance and capacity. 

The program guide and application are available here:

2015 Joint Program Guide
2015 Joint Application Form

June 3rd Information Session PowerPoint Presentation and Q & A.

Applications are due June 26, 2014 at Noon.

For more information on the RTA’s Community Planning program visit

For more information on CMAP’s LTA Program visit


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Call for Projects Timeline

May 2 - Call for Projects released

May 22 -  Learn about successful LTA and Community Planning projects at the GreenTown Conference

June 3 - Information session Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at CMAP.  RSVP to Dan Olson (    

June 11 - If transit-related project, contact made to transit agency for letter of support

June 26 – Applications due before Noon CST

July -  RTA / CMAP staff will notify applicants which agency will evaluate their application

July- August -  RTA staff will contact applicants with additional questions on their application

July- August - RTA staff reviews projects

September -  Preliminary project selection recommendations released; all applicants notified

October - Project development

December 19 -RTA Board approves projects and funding for recommended projects; successful applicants notified

2013 Funding Programs Report


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