1600 East Golf Road
Suite 0700
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: 847-296-9200
Fax: 847-296-9207

About NWMC Transportation


Northwest Municipal Conference members are proactive in our efforts to improve the lives of residents through transportation planning initiatives. Our members believe the most effective approach to address regional transportation issues is through cooperative planning.

The transportation division employs two transportation planners whose primary focus is to utilize the cooperative planning approach to turn conference priorities into actual projects that will improve the lives of our residents and help attract future economic development.

Below is a glossary of transportation-related terms and acronyms that can assist in navigating the region’s many transportation programs and initiatives.

 Glossary of Transportation Terms and Acronyms


Calendar of Transportation Meetings/Deadlines

Below is a list of upcoming transportation related dates of interest to our members.  The NWMC Transportation Committee typically meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, from September to May.

  • Tuesday, September 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Ride Illinois Virtual Bike Summit
  • Thursday, September 17, 8:30 a.m. — NWMC Transportation Committee via video conference
  • Tuesday, September 22,10:30 a.m. — NWMC Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee via video conference

Agency Links

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Illinois Tollway
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Cook County Highway Department
Lake County Department of Transportation
DuPage County Division of Transportation
McHenry County Highway Department
Kane County Division of Transportation