August 3, 2018

Data Literacy: Preparing for Census 2020

It may still seem a long way off, but preparations for the 2020 Decennial Census are already underway. The vast majority of data on our indicators and Regional Dashboard pages are from other Census products or non-Census sources, and while we’ve discussed how best to use and interpret these, we’ve spent very little time talking […]

July 31, 2018

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.

July 13, 2018

Solar Counts: Measuring a Local, Renewable Resource

Solar power is an up-and-coming renewable resource, with the potential to provide sustainable energy in our region as well as nationally and globally. The cost of solar at the household level, previously a major barrier to adoption, has decreased substantially in recent years, and opportunities have increased for both homeowners and renters to cover some […]

July 6, 2018

New Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) FY 19-22 Approved

The Transportation Improvement Program, FY 2019-2022 was approved by the CUUATS Policy Committees on June 20, 2018. Anyone may review the TIP web page including the TIP projects, project map, and other linked content and submit comments or questions to Ashlee McLaughlin, CUUATS Transportation Planner.

June 1, 2018

Measuring Homelessness in Champaign County

Every year, a point-in-time survey is conducted in Champaign County and around the country to count the number of individuals and households experiencing homelessness. This month on the blog, we’re taking a look at the results of the Champaign County 2018 point-in-time survey, some past trends from the same survey conducted in previous years, and […]

May 29, 2018

HSTP Region 8 June Newsletter

CVP applications (first part) are due May 31, 2018. Accompanying documents, such as a formal letter of endorsement from a local public transportation provider, FTA certification, etc. are due on June 30, 2018. The full list of required documents can be found on page 3 of the CVP application.