On December 29, 2022, the United States Census Bureau released the 2020 Census Qualifying Urban Areas and Final Criteria Clarifications. Based on the final definition of Urban areas, Champaign, IL, corresponding to the current Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has provided a draft adjusted area boundary.
The addition of communities outside of the adjusted boundaries will not add additional population to the urban area as defined by the Census Bureau or provide additional funding to the MPO if the adjustment increases the total area and population. Reducing the size below the US Census presented boundaries is also not allowed. The boundary designation determined by the CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees will determine how the MPO will serve the surrounding areas’ regional transportation needs with the new funding allotment it will be provided based on the 2020 Census boundaries. The new proposed boundaries will be presented at the September 6th and September 13th meetings for comments and approval to be sent to IDOT.