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RPC Helps Champaign County Secure Grant to Improve Safety on Sidney/Homer Road

The Champaign County Highway Department saw the need to update safety and conditions along the road and worked with the Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS) to develop the grant request. Upgrades may include new and widened shoulders, centerline rumble strips, asphalt overlay, new or widened drainage structures, and more.

RPC Helps Champaign County Secure Grant to Improve Safety on Sidney/Homer Road

Champaign County Continuum of Service Providers to the Homeless Working to Maintain Federally Funded Projects

Champaign County Continuum of Service Providers to the Homeless Working to Maintain Federally Funded Projects

Next Round of LIHEAP Eligibility Underway with Customers No Longer Required to Wait in Line

Next Round of LIHEAP Eligibility Underway with Customers No Longer Required to Wait in Line

How the RPC’s Weatherization Program is Helping Make Champaign County Healthier

How the RPC’s Weatherization Program is Helping Make Champaign County Healthier

DRAFT CUUATS Title VI Program: 30-Day Public Review Period

The Title VI Program is a federally mandated document that is updated every three years and documents compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The DRAFT CUUATS Title VI Program is available for public review and comment from Wednesday October 23 through Thursday November 21, 2019. Review the plan online and email […]

DRAFT CUUATS Title VI Program: 30-Day Public Review Period

DRAFT Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP): 30-Day Public Review Period

DRAFT Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP): 30-Day Public Review Period

CUUATS Public Participation Plan (PPP): 45-Day Public Review Period

The DRAFT Public Participation Plan is available for public review and comment from Thursday October 17 through Saturday November 30, 2019. Review the plan online and email any questions/comments/feedback to Ashlee McLaughlin amclaughlin@ccrpc.org. If you prefer to review a hardcopy of the plan, a printed version of the website is available at the Champaign Public […]

CUUATS Public Participation Plan (PPP): 45-Day Public Review Period

One Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Approved

The CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees approved one amendment to the FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at the Joint Technical and Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday October 16, 2019 at 10:30 at the Brookens Administrative Center.

One Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Approved

One Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Proposed

The CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees will review one amendment to the FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for approval at the Joint Technical and Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday October 16, 2019 at 10:30 at the Brookens Administrative Center.

One Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Proposed

Valuable Data about Champaign County Now Accessible to Anyone Thanks to New Data Portal Maintained by the RPC

Valuable Data about Champaign County Now Accessible to Anyone Thanks to New Data Portal Maintained by the RPC

For the First Time Ever, RPC Makes Online Scheduling Available for LIHEAP Appointments

For the First Time Ever, RPC Makes Online Scheduling Available for LIHEAP Appointments

Help Us Determine Priorities for the Long Range Transportation Plan

Help Us Determine Priorities for the Long Range Transportation Plan

30-Day Public Comment Period for Rural and Urban Area Safety Plans

30-Day Public Comment Period for Rural and Urban Area Safety Plans

Federally Obligated Projects (FOP) FY 2019 Approved

The Annual Listing of Federally Obligated Projects for fiscal year 2019 was approved by the CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees on Wednesday September 4 and Wednesday September 11, 2019. Federal legislation requires Metropolitan Planning Organizations to publish an annual listing of obligated transportation projects for which Federal funds have been given in the preceding year, including pedestrian […]

Federally Obligated Projects (FOP) FY 2019 Approved

One Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Proposed

The CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees will review five amendments to the FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for approval at the Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at the Brookens Administrative Center.

One Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Proposed

RPC Opens New Workforce Development Office in Douglas County

RPC Opens New Workforce Development Office in Douglas County

Mother Who Worked Full-Time Job While Earning Nursing Degree Named Award Winner by the RPC

Mother Who Worked Full-Time Job While Earning Nursing Degree Named Award Winner by the RPC

RPC Hosting a Family and Community Engagement Resource Fair in September

RPC Hosting a Family and Community Engagement Resource Fair in September

2019 Continuum of Care Program Notice of Funding Opportunity

The Champaign County Continuum of Service Providers to the Homeless has begun preparations of the application for the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Continuum of Care Program Competition.

2019 Continuum of Care Program Notice of Funding Opportunity

Draft Champaign-Urbana Region Freight Plan Available for Public Review

Draft Champaign-Urbana Region Freight Plan Available for Public Review

RPC’s Workforce Development Program Helps Longtime Champaign County Business Continue to Thrive

RPC’s Workforce Development Program Helps Longtime Champaign County Business Continue to Thrive

ISC Expansion Now Brings Program Coverage to 13 Counties in Illinois

ISC Expansion Now Brings Program Coverage to 13 Counties in Illinois

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) FY 2020-2023 Approved

The CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees approved the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) FY 2020-2023 at the Technical and Policy Committee meetings Wednesday June 12, 2019 and Wednesday June, 19, 2019, respectively, at the Brookens Administrative Center. This federally mandated document identifies tentatively scheduled transportation projects in the Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area (including Savoy, Tolono, and Bondville) and the Mahomet […]

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) FY 2020-2023 Approved

One Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Approved

The CUUATS Policy Committee approved one amendment to the FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at the Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday June 19, 2019 at the Brookens Administrative Center.

One Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Approved

Garden Hills Residents Can Gain Valuable Energy Saving Tips During Upcoming SLEEP Workshops in Champaign

Garden Hills Residents Can Gain Valuable Energy Saving Tips During Upcoming SLEEP Workshops in Champaign

RPC Earns National Award for Human Services Program Focused on Residents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

RPC Earns National Award for Human Services Program Focused on Residents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Urbana Woman Honored for Pursuit of Self-Sufficiency as RPC’s 2019 Families of Distinction Awardee

Urbana Woman Honored for Pursuit of Self-Sufficiency as RPC’s 2019 Families of Distinction Awardee

During Small Business Week, RPC Reminds Area Entrepreneurs of the Unique Opportunities Available to Them

During Small Business Week, RPC Reminds Area Entrepreneurs of the Unique Opportunities Available to Them

Expansion of Early Head Start Program to Bring Valuable Services to Dozens of Children and Pregnant Women in Champaign County

Expansion of Early Head Start Program to Bring Valuable Services to Dozens of Children and Pregnant Women in Champaign County

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
November 20, 2019

RPC Helps Champaign County Secure Grant to Improve Safety on Sidney/Homer Road

The Champaign County Highway Department saw the need to update safety and conditions along the road and worked with the Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS) to develop the grant request. Upgrades may include new and widened shoulders, centerline rumble strips, asphalt overlay, new or widened drainage structures, and more.

November 13, 2019

Champaign County Continuum of Service Providers to the Homeless Working to Maintain Federally Funded Projects

A park bench in the Fall with leaves surrounding it The mission to eliminate homelessness in Champaign County continues as the Champaign County Continuum of Service Providers to the Homeless seeks over $700,000 in federal funding. Over half of funds being sought will support existing projects that provide subsidized rent to nearly 50 households annually and a new project anticipated to serve at least an additional 14 households.
October 23, 2019

DRAFT CUUATS Title VI Program: 30-Day Public Review Period

The Title VI Program is a federally mandated document that is updated every three years and documents compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The DRAFT CUUATS Title VI Program is available for public review and comment from Wednesday October 23 through Thursday November 21, 2019. Review the plan online and email […]

October 17, 2019

CUUATS Public Participation Plan (PPP): 45-Day Public Review Period

The DRAFT Public Participation Plan is available for public review and comment from Thursday October 17 through Saturday November 30, 2019. Review the plan online and email any questions/comments/feedback to Ashlee McLaughlin amclaughlin@ccrpc.org. If you prefer to review a hardcopy of the plan, a printed version of the website is available at the Champaign Public […]

October 17, 2019

One Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Approved

The CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees approved one amendment to the FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at the Joint Technical and Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday October 16, 2019 at 10:30 at the Brookens Administrative Center.

October 11, 2019

One Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment Proposed

The CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees will review one amendment to the FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for approval at the Joint Technical and Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday October 16, 2019 at 10:30 at the Brookens Administrative Center.