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LIHEAP Now Offering Saturday Appointments

LIHEAP Now Offering Saturday Appointments

One Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Approved

The CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees approved one amendment to the FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at the Technical Committee meeting on Wednesday April 3, 2019 and the Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday April 10, 2019 at the Brookens Administrative Center.

One Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Approved

New Program Seeks to Increase Safety in Champaign’s Garden Hills Community—While Also Making Its Homes More Energy Efficient

New Program Seeks to Increase Safety in Champaign’s Garden Hills Community—While Also Making Its Homes More Energy Efficient

Pedestrian and Bicycle Survey Going Out in April

Pedestrian and Bicycle Survey Going Out in April

RPC’s Early Childhood Education Program Earns High Marks from National Scoring System for Preschool Classrooms

RPC’s Early Childhood Education Program Earns High Marks from National Scoring System for Preschool Classrooms

Second Chance Saturday Taking Place on April 13 in Watseka

Second Chance Saturday Taking Place on April 13 in Watseka

Early Childhood Education Program Honored for Innovation, Nominated for Statewide Award

Early Childhood Education Program Honored for Innovation, Nominated for Statewide Award

HSTP Region 8 February Newsletter

The latest news regarding the Human Service Transportation Plan

HSTP Region 8 February Newsletter

Data Literacy: General Writing Advice

Data Literacy: General Writing Advice

Register by January 30 for Second Chance Saturday Opportunity in Iroquois County

Register by January 30 for Second Chance Saturday Opportunity in Iroquois County

CUUATS Completes Case Study for the Environmental Protection Agency

CUUATS Completes Case Study for the Environmental Protection Agency

New Youth Assessment Center Hours Effective January 2, 2019

New Youth Assessment Center Hours Effective January 2, 2019

Weatherization Program Now Accepting Requests for Proposals

Weatherization Program Now Accepting Requests for Proposals

Regional Dashboard Data Updates, December 2018

A new dataset, the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates, was released for public use by the U.S. Census Bureau on December 6, 2018. All Regional Dashboard items sourced from 5-Year ACS Estimates have been updated to reflect the recent data release.

Regional Dashboard Data Updates, December 2018

Four Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments Approved

The CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees approved four amendments to the FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at the Technical Committee meeting on Wednesday December 5, 2018, and the Policy Committee meeting on December 12, 2018.

Four Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments Approved

Data Literacy: Writing About Data

Data Literacy: Writing About Data

HSTP Region 8 December Newsletter

See how transportation initiatives & funding measures fared in the midterms – without White House backing or federal support.

HSTP Region 8 December Newsletter

Donations Give Head Start Families in Champaign County More to Be Thankful for This Holiday Season

Donations Give Head Start Families in Champaign County More to Be Thankful for This Holiday Season

Public Meeting Set for Urbana Pedestrian Master Plan

Public Meeting Set for Urbana Pedestrian Master Plan

RPC’s Weatherization Program Helping Families in Champaign County Save Money on Energy Bills

RPC’s Weatherization Program Helping Families in Champaign County Save Money on Energy Bills

LIHEAP Program Dates Announced

LIHEAP Program Dates Announced

Three Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments Approved

The CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees approved three amendments to the FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in September 2018.

Three Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments Approved

Nine Champaign County Residents Receive Scholarships from the RPC

Nine Champaign County Residents Receive Scholarships from the RPC

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis Visits RPC’s Workforce Development Program and Youth Assessment Center

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis Visits RPC’s Workforce Development Program and Youth Assessment Center

Regional Labor Force Survey Underway

Regional Labor Force Survey Underway

HSTP Region 8 August Newsletter

Where do the gubernatorial candidates stand on transportation issues? Pritzker says he would fund transportation improvements primarily by changing Illinois’ income tax system. Incumbent Governor Rauner announced an $11 billion infrastructure plan on May 29 that aims to repair and upgrade the state’s roads and bridges.

HSTP Region 8 August Newsletter

RPC Awarded Grant from U.S. Department of Labor to Assist Young Adults from High-Crime and High-Poverty Areas

RPC Awarded Grant from U.S. Department of Labor to Assist Young Adults from High-Crime and High-Poverty Areas

RPC Funded to Study Kickapoo Rail Trail Extension

RPC Funded to Study Kickapoo Rail Trail Extension

Champaign-Urbana Becoming Safer, Healthier, and More Connected, While Economy Also Continues to Improve

Champaign-Urbana Becoming Safer, Healthier, and More Connected, While Economy Also Continues to Improve

Public Outreach Phase for Long Range Transportation Plan Begins

Public Outreach Phase for Long Range Transportation Plan Begins

RPC Staff Help Area High School Students Say “YES” to Summer Employment

RPC Staff Help Area High School Students Say “YES” to Summer Employment

Let Us Know Your Thoughts on RPC Programs at Upcoming Public Meetings

Let Us Know Your Thoughts on RPC Programs at Upcoming Public Meetings

Weaver Park & East Urbana Kickapoo Rail Trail Connectivity Study – Public Open House #2

Another public open house concerning the Weaver Park & East Urbana Kickapoo Rail Trail (KRT) Connectivity Study will take place on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Champaign County Highway Department.

Weaver Park & East Urbana Kickapoo Rail Trail Connectivity Study – Public Open House #2

Food Systems and Planning

Food Systems and Planning

National Small Business Week to Feature Presentation on RPC’s Financing Programs

National Small Business Week to Feature Presentation on RPC’s Financing Programs

Urbana Head Start Receives ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality Designation

Urbana Head Start Receives ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality Designation

Champaign Woman to Be Honored at Annual Conference in Springfield

Champaign Woman to Be Honored at Annual Conference in Springfield

Susana Mendoza, Carol Ammons, and Scott Bennett Visit Urbana Head Start

Susana Mendoza, Carol Ammons, and Scott Bennett Visit Urbana Head Start

RPC Partners with Carle to Recruit Candidates for Unique Jobs Program

RPC Partners with Carle to Recruit Candidates for Unique Jobs Program

RPC’s Dalitso Sulamoyo Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Prayer Breakfast

RPC’s Dalitso Sulamoyo Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Prayer Breakfast

Health Data: Sources, Limitations, and Applications

At this time of year, New Year’s resolutions may be on your mind. After the holidays, with their parties, breaks in routine for travel, and ubiquitous seasonal food and drink, health can be a common theme in people’s goals for the new year. So how is health measured at the population scale? What data sources are available?

Health Data: Sources, Limitations, and Applications

Regional Dashboard Data Updates

A new dataset, the 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, was released for public use by the U.S. Census Bureau on December 7, 2017. All Regional Dashboard items sourced from 5-Year ACS Estimates have been updated to reflect the recent data release.

Regional Dashboard Data Updates

Data Literacy: Top Five Tips for Interpreting Maps

Map use is a life skill. Being able to read a road or transit map with minimal panic turns out to be really helpful. So to help you with interpreting both navigational and thematic maps like a pro, we’ve curated our top five cartographic tips.

Data Literacy: Top Five Tips for Interpreting Maps

RPC Wins National Award for Fourth Time Since 2005

RPC Wins National Award for Fourth Time Since 2005

Understanding Housing in Champaign County

This month on the blog, we take a look at the housing stock of Champaign County and its municipalities, with a focus on housing tenure and comparative costs based on housing tenure.

Understanding Housing in Champaign County

Urbana Kickapoo Rail Trail Connectivity Study Public Input

The Urbana KRT Connectivity Study Public Workshop #1 Results Report was completed in October 2017.

Urbana Kickapoo Rail Trail Connectivity Study Public Input

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis Visits Urbana Head Start

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis Visits Urbana Head Start

National Community Planning Month

October is National Community Planning Month, an opportunity for planners to share the work they do with the communities they work for. Events take place nationally as well as locally: the American Planning Association publishes its annual list of Great Places in America, examples of excellent planning across the country (which included West Urbana in […]

National Community Planning Month

Student Enrollment Data: Comparing Sources

As students of all ages return to local classrooms, we return to education for September’s blog post. If you’ve spent any time exploring the available indicators and Regional Dashboard datasets, you’ll have noticed that there are many related to education in both sections, and that both sections include school enrollment data – from two different […]

Student Enrollment Data: Comparing Sources

Safe Routes to School Maps Updated for 2017-18 School Year

Safe Routes to School Maps Updated for 2017-18 School Year

Mobile App Developed in Urbana Aims to Improve Bicycle Network in Champaign County and Around the State of Illinois

Mobile App Developed in Urbana Aims to Improve Bicycle Network in Champaign County and Around the State of Illinois

Data Literacy: Navigating Sources for Employment Data

The August post of our data blog compares and contrasts different sources of employment and unemployment data to make finding your best data source easier.

Data Literacy: Navigating Sources for Employment Data

Measuring Tourism: The Economic and Amenities Impact on Champaign County

The July post of our data blog analyzes data from Visit Champaign County and the U.S. Census Bureau to look at tourism’s local economic impact and how great tourism is for residents, as well.

Measuring Tourism: The Economic and Amenities Impact on Champaign County

New Youth Assessment Center Coordinator Brings 20 Years of Law Enforcement Experience to the Position

Jonathan Westfield, a 1989 graduate of the University of Illinois with more than two decades of law enforcement experience, has been named as the new coordinator of the Youth Assessment Center (YAC) in Champaign.

New Youth Assessment Center Coordinator Brings 20 Years of Law Enforcement Experience to the Position

Urbana Man Honored at Annual Conference in Springfield as Part of RPC’s No Limits Program

Urbana Man Honored at Annual Conference in Springfield as Part of RPC’s No Limits Program

New Head Start Facility in Urbana Hosts Open House

New Head Start Facility in Urbana Hosts Open House

Bike Month: Celebrating and Educating

The May post of our data blog helps you find statistics on commuting by bike, as well as information about the BikeMoves Illinois app and upcoming Bike Month events in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Bike Month: Celebrating and Educating

Project Aims to Make Sidewalks in Champaign-Urbana Area Safer and More Accessible for All Pedestrians

Project Aims to Make Sidewalks in Champaign-Urbana Area Safer and More Accessible for All Pedestrians

Data Literacy: Testing for Statistically Significant Difference Between Estimates

The April post of our data blog presents an easy method of testing the difference between estimates for statistical significance.

Data Literacy: Testing for Statistically Significant Difference Between Estimates

Urbana Pedestrian Plan Spring 2017 Public Input

CCRPC will be hosting eight public input opportunities over four weeks this spring to gather public input on walking in Urbana.

Urbana Pedestrian Plan Spring 2017 Public Input

Sidewalk Network Inventory and Assessment approved

Sidewalk Network Inventory and Assessment approved
April 18, 2019

Draft Unified Technical Work Program (UTWP) Approved by CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees

The Unified Technical Work Program (UTWP) identifies the annual transportation planning activities to be undertaken by the Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS). The Draft UTWP for fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) was approved by the CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees on April 3 and April 10, 2019, respectively. The draft document is […]

April 11, 2019

One Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Approved

The CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees approved one amendment to the FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at the Technical Committee meeting on Wednesday April 3, 2019 and the Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday April 10, 2019 at the Brookens Administrative Center.

April 5, 2019

Planning for Precipitation in Every Season

At the risk of speaking too soon, it seems like spring has finally arrived. This month on the blog, we’re taking a look at spring’s proverbial raininess. First we’ll examine the last 10 years of precipitation data for spring; then we’ll compare spring precipitation data with fall precipitation data to see if, in our study […]

March 29, 2019

One Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Proposed

The CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees will review one amendment to the FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for approval at the Technical Committee meeting on Wednesday April 3, 2019 and the Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday April 10, 2019 at the Brookens Administrative Center.

March 8, 2019

Internet and Computer Access in Champaign County: A Closer Look

Last month on the blog, we examined possible relationships between internet access and working from home, but also noted the potential of demographic and economic disparities in internet access that aren’t apparent in total population access percentages. This month we’re taking a closer look, looking at internet access in Champaign County by race and ethnicity, […]

February 8, 2019

Internet Access and Working From Home in East Central Illinois

The Internet is a resource, one that provides educational, social, and economic opportunities. Ensuring equitable internet access for all – mitigating the digital divide – has been the focus of programs across the country in recent years. One benefit of increased internet access often raised is that it enables individuals to telecommute, or work from […]