MDOT invites public to webinar to discuss revising the state long-range transportation plan
[Full text of plan, and downloadable PDF with graphs, are included below.]
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) wants to engage the public in a discussion of how Michigan will meet its transportation challenges over the next 25 years.
MDOT is hosting a webinar from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 12, to discuss the information, forecasts and strategies contained in the current 2005-2035 plan, known as MI Transportation Plan: Moving Michigan Forward, and revisions to extend the planning horizon to 2040.
The webinar will provide a brief overview of the plan and revisions, information about the comment solicitation process, and an extended question and answer session.
You can register online at www.michigan.gov/slrp or by calling (517) 373-2227.
Once registered, you will be sent information on how to connect to the webinar, including a phone number to call and an access code.
MDOT is revising the plan in order to maintain the 20-year planning horizon required by federal transportation planning regulations.
Since re-authorization of the federal highway program could change these requirements, and since such legislation is still pending in Congress, the revision will be an interim step to keep the plan current.
A full update will be scheduled at a future time in response to any new requirements that may result from federal re-authorization.
The current 2035 MI Transportation Plan is included below.
Draft reports for the 2040 MI Transportation Plan will be added to the site over the next few months.
The official 30-day comment period for the completed draft 2040 plan will occur March 1-31, 2016.
MI Transportation Plan Moving Michigan Forward
2035 State Long-RangeTransportation Plan
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What is the MI Transportation Plan?
The MI Transportation Plan is the state long-range transportation plan for Michigan. The 2035 MI Transportation Plan(2035 MITP) is an update and extension of the 2005-2030 MI Transportation Plan: Moving Michigan Forward (2030 MITP).
The 2035 MITP consists of both of these documents which provide both an overview of the findings and a high-level summary of the current assessment of key trends, demographic changes, and key initiatives that will guide the selection of transportation projects between now and 2035.
In addition to these two documents, the MITP also includes a number of Technical and Strategic Reports published in conjunction with the 2030 MITP and 18 newly published White Papers as part of this revision.
The initial Technical and Strategic reports should be referred to for details on specific goals, objectives, strategies, and decision principles of the MI Transportation Plan, while the White Papers should be referred to for current assessments of key trends and demographic changes; status updates of key initiatives that were discussed in detail in the initial Technical and Strategic Reports; and descriptions of new initiatives that have been launched to fulfill the goals and objectives of the state long-range transportation plan.
Summary of the 2035 MI Transportation Plan
The 2035 MITP revision reaffirms the policy framework of the 2030 MITP, as well as readopts the vision, goals, objectives, strategies, focus on Corridors of Highest Significance, and decision principles guiding program development.
The most recent forecasts for population and employment were used to update the assumptions made in the 2030 MITP. The highlights of these changes are summarized within this overview document.
MI Transportation Plan focuses
This revision was initiated as an interim step to keep the state’s long-range trans-on the important link between portation plan current and followed a more streamlined approach than a complete transportation and Michigan’s update.
The 2035 MITP builds on the extensive public and stakeholder involvement economic vitality and quality process of the 2030 MITP that spanned two years and resulted in contacts with more of life.
It presents options to than 3,000 individuals, 2,600 participants online and another 3,600 households interviewed by phone.
Since the 2030 MITP, MDOT has interviewed 2,200 house-achieve Michigan’s goals for the holds, conducted three Webinars and held 15 public meetings during the 30-day future by providing an efficient, public comment period for this revision. integrated transportation system.”
This revision extends the planning horizon year to 2035 to maintain consistency with regional and metropolitan planning processes.
MDOT embarked on this revision in March 2012 to maintain the 20-year planning horizon required by federal transportation planning regulations found in 23 CFR 450 Sub-part B.
During the 2035 MITP revision process, new federal legislation was passed that replaced the “Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU)” under which the 2030 MITP was created.
The new legislation, “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” (MAP-21),” a 24-month transportation authorization bill, was signed into law on July 6, 2012. Folded into the bill is an extension of SAFETEA-LU for another three months, until Sept. 30, 2012. MAP-21 authorizes federal transportation programs and funding through Sept. 30, 2014.
The impacts and implications of pending policy changes will not be fully known for some time and therefore cannot be considered and prepared for immediately.
In the months ahead, U.S. Department of Transportation will issue new regulations and prepare for the additional changes.
With the passage of MAP-21, the number of highway programs is consolidated and a higher share of the overall resources is made available directly to states and metropolitan areas.
The legislation maintains current funding for transportation, with a slight adjustment for inflation. The impacts of this new federal legislation on Michigan are currently being assessed.
MICHIGAN’S TRANSPORTATIONCHALLENGES MICHIGAN’S TRANSPORTATIONCHALLENGES
Major Socioeconomic Changes
Since the adoption of the 2030 MITP, Michigan experienced a deep economic recession that included a significant restructuring of the domestic automobile industry, a traditional mainstay of the Michigan economy, resulting in dramatic employment losses.
Although economic growth is expected in the future the forecast for the 2035 MITP analysis is lower than that used in the 2030 MITP.
Continued Population Growth
It is important to note that, while Michigan’s population is expected to grow at a slower rate to the year 2035, the population will still increase in the time horizon of 2035 MITP. Population growth will continue to place greater demands on a relatively static transport system.
These demands may lead to increased congestion in urban and suburban regions and longer trip lengths that may extend peak commuting periods.
Demographic Shifts Cause Travel Pattern Changes
While overall population growth is expected to slow, major life cycle and demographic shifts are anticipated by the year 2035.
As described in the Socioeconomic White Paper, the dominant socioeconomic change in Michigan is expected to be a dramatic increase in aging and retired populations. Consequently, transport to health, recreational, and other activities will increase in importance as this segment transitions from the daily commute to different travel patterns characteristic of retirees and older travelers.
Because most trips are generated at the household level, it is likely that the expected increases in the number of households will increase both the number of trips on the system and overall vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in Michigan.
Overall, the number of households is projected to increase about 10 percent over 2010-2035. However, the average number of persons per household in Michigan has declined significantly over time; from about 3.3 in 1970 to about 2.55 in 2010.
The trend towards smaller household size in Michigan could have significant implications on transportation system needs, dependent on associated changes in household composition and land use patterns.
The life cycle changes associated with the aging population indicate more one and two-person households (households with no children, or where children have grown and left the home).
This composition is associated with a rise in per-capita auto ownership and lower vehicle occupancy, with fewer households having working adults sharing rides to work or transporting other household family members to appointments and activities.
Land Use Changes
Shifts in land use will likely be a key determinant of how changes in household size and composition affect transportation system needs in Michigan. Smaller households suggest the potential for a reduction in population density and increases in trip lengths.
However, the character and density of neighborhoods, zoning, and the preferred living arrangements for one and two-person households can significantly increase or decrease both the number of vehicle miles that may change with smaller households, as well as the viability of transit, walking, and other modes.
Continued overall employment growth (though at slower than historical rates) is expected to increase overall trip attractions, leading to associated increases in VMT.
However, with the overall tightening of the labor force, it is also possible that employers will relocate for better proximity to localized labor pools, further altering regional VMT patterns and levels.
As Michigan’s employment continues to generally decentralize, commuting fields will likely increase resulting in longer work trips(time and distance), and increased VMT and congestion.
Furthermore, providing of efficient transit service will become more difficult, due to reductions in the size of the potential transit market (lower population density combined with higher auto availability) per revenue mile of transit service needed to reach transit markets.
Shift to Service Economy
The continuing shift to an increasingly service-oriented economy will generate a relatively high level of non-home-based travel between offices, clients, and customers.
This will increase off-peak travel volumes and VMT, potentially extending peak periods in urban-suburban regions of the state. Furthermore, as service jobs and markets comprise an increasing share of Michigan’s economy, their associated transportation needs could require changes in system needs.
These changes include the potential for changing trip lengths, origin-destination pairs, the spreading of commuting peaks throughout the day, and increased use of other modes.
Service establishments often run on more flexible schedules, and employ a smaller number of people per establishment than large factories that run on shifts. This difference has the potential to affect both the spatial concentration and the hourly spread of trip productions and attractions.
Service establishments also tend to attract more consumers to the place of business, compared to factories that are not consumer destinations. Consequently, the shift may result in overall higher levels of traffic and trip making.
Impacts of Immigration
The key element of changes in the state’s migration patterns is the expected and continuing growth of international migrants, which offsets the continued out-migration of Michigan’s workforce-age population.
Expected increases in international migration will require the state to communicate with more diverse segments of the population.
Road signage, travel advisories, and other transportation system information may need to be designed using multiple languages.
Transportation providers also may need to revise customer service staffing policies by hiring workers with multilingual skills to better serve these increasing immigrant segments of the population.
Moreover, foreign-born immigrants are used to a greater variety of modal choices and may rely, to a greater degree, on modes such as transit or bicycles.
Demands for Public Transit Services
Public transit ridership increased by about 15.5 percent from FY 2005 to FY 2010, while miles of service increased by about 7.5 percent.
The public’s demand for more transit choices has not wavered. It is notable that Michigan transit agencies were able to achieve a net increase in miles of service during a period when state operating assistance per year stayed the same.
Public transit in Michigan is a compilation of local public and non-profit service providers.
Agencies may be a department of a city or county, private non-profit organization, or an authority that has its own board and local taxing authority.
Funding is a mix of federal and state assistance, local millage or general funds, contracts, farebox and other sources of revenues such as the sale of maintenance or advertising.
Revenue and Gap
The 2035 MITP primary focus is on the parts of the transportation system that MDOT has jurisdiction over; provides funding for; or regulates.
For the 2035 MITP, an assessment of state transportation revenues, needs, and gaps under MDOT’s current revenue and investment trends shows that that there still are significant gaps.
This assessment delineates the state’s transportation needs against the available revenues based on trends in the growth of revenues and on how transportation programs are currently funded over the 24-year life of 2035 MITP.
Since the adoption of the 2030 MITP, MDOT has delivered on statewide transportation projects and programs that meet Michigan’s highway and bridge condition targets while implementing the seamless multi-modal system called for in the Preferred Vision.
More revenue is clearly needed to sustain the progress we have made.
CONTINUED SUPPORTFOR COMPONENTSOFTHE LONG-RANGE PLAN
Since the 2030 MITP was adopted, MDOT has been monitoring the attitudes and perceptions of the public. Surveys have been conducted, with the last being completed in August 2011.
MDOT’s2011 Attitudes & Perceptions of Transportation survey found that the vast majority of Michigan residents continue to support the components of the MI Transportation Plan.
Consistent with the prior findings, modernizing, expanding and connecting the system to support economic growth and better facilitate the movement of goods, people and services is the goal respondents say is in most need of improvement.
The two items mentioned next most frequently were: 1) Continue to build, maintain and operate the safest transportation system possible, and2) Make the transportation system and service more efficient and effective to get the greatest possible performance from Michigan’s existing transportation assets and future system improvements.
A series of Webinars were conducted to consult with non-metro local officials, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), resource agencies, tribal governments, stakeholders, and the public on their views of the issues to be addressed in the 2035 MITP.
In addition, we gathered input through surveys. What we heard was that the issues and concerns identified during the 2030 MITP development are still prevalent today.
• “MDOT must adopt an aggressively, pro-active, and multi-modal approach to planning and building the 21st century transportation system in order to meet the challenges of rising fuel prices, financial constraints, environmental challenges, sprawl, and quality of life issues while providing mobility.”
• “Michigan’s infrastructure includes roads, bridges, ports, and rail. Monies should be used efficiently for all segments. While roads are important to everyone, the other segments need be kept in consideration.”
• “MDOT has done an excellent job over the last several years of informing and working with the public. That being said, public involvement is something that should not be taken lightly.”
• “Ensure services are effective for individuals residing in rural area of the state, especially individuals with disabilities and seniors.”
• “I think the State Rail Plan will help a lot, as will the Governor’s attention to the international bridge crossing.”
MICHIGAN’S TRANSPORTATIONGOALS MICHIGAN’S TRANSPORTATIONGOALS
The transportation planning process historically defines goals and objectives, identifies problems, generates alternatives, evaluates alternatives, and develops plans. The goals and objectives of the 2030 MITP reflect the public’s vision for Michigan’s transportation system and are reaffirmed in the 2035 MITP.
• System Improvement: Modernize and enhance the transportation system to improve mobility and accessibility.
• Efficient and Effective Operations: Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the transportation system and transportation services, and expand MDOT’s coordination and collaboration with partners.
• Safety and Security: Continue to improve transportation safety and ensure the security of the transportation system.
• Stewardship: Preserve transportation system investments, protect the environment, and utilize public resources in a responsible manner.
Objectives under each goal area are associated with three categories:
1) Integration, 2) Economic Benefit, and 3) Quality of Life. Each provides a tight link between the MI Transportation Plan and MDOT’s mission statement: Providing the highest quality integrated transportation services for economic benefit and improved quality of life.
The complete list of objectives may be found in the MI Transportation Plan
Goals, Objectives, and Performance Measures Report.
“The plan vision is one of an integrated transportation system that is the foundation of the state’s economic vitality and sustains quality of life for all residents.” —Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) vision statement
STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS
The 2035 MITP continues to employ key strategies to help Michigan achieve its transportation goals:
• Focus improvements on Corridors of Highest Significance
• Measure performance for all modes
• Integrate the transportation system
• Encourage Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS)
• Avoid, minimize or mitigate for adverse impacts
• Identify appropriate funding
Focus on Corridors of Highest Significance
The 2035 MITP continues to emphasize the use of a high-level corridor approach as a blueprint to talk about our vision and priorities for program development and investment.
The plan vision is one of an integrated transportation system that is the foundation of the state’s economic vitality and sustains quality of life for all residents.
Passenger and freight travel must pass seamlessly along geographic corridors on multiple modes between locations or activity centers within and outside Michigan. The corridor-based analysis conducted during the 2030 MITP development is grounded in the belief that specific corridors serve and support specific economic sectors.
The 2035 MITP reaffirms this belief and vision. By improving specific corridors, the people, businesses and industries dependent on these corridors will be strengthened as well as Michigan’s economic competitiveness.
The 11 national/international corridors and eight statewide corridors make up the Corridors of Highest Significance (COHS) (see page 21). These 19 corridors have a major impact on supporting both the state’s population and economy. Currently, approximately 93.2 percent (compared to 92.8 percent in the 2030 MITP) of Michigan’s population resides within a 20-mile wide geographic area centered on a COHS. Additionally, approximately 98.7 percent (compared to 95.1 percent in the 2030 MITP) of
Michigan’s employment base is located within the same 20-mile wide geographic area. Michigan’s corridors are now moving an even larger percentage of people, goods and services as compared to the 2030 MITP. The following are notable changes to the COHS since the 2030 MITP was created.
Overall, the annual Statewide and National/International highway corridor values were less than before, yet the percent of National/International and Statewide corridor usage increased (details are in the Corridors and International Borders White Paper).
This increased percentage of corridor-use indicates that travelers are choosing to operate on Michigan’s corridors more often than other roads, for both personal travel and commerce purposes.
The Transportation and the Economy Report (August 2007) discussed the important link between Michigan’s transportation infrastructure and the state’s economy, outlining the natural connection between transportation and economic development and how it plays a role in Michigan’s overall economic competitiveness.
Key findings from the Corridors and International Borders White Paper are:
• Both the rail track miles and the rail ton miles increased their percent usage of National/International and Statewide corridors by one percent. Rail value by mile held steady at 97 percent.
• The percent of usage of National/International and Statewide inclusive airports increased seven percent.
• Overall, water cargo tonnage decreased almost 25 percent from 2003 to 2009. The percentage of the overall statewide total, within the COHS, increased from 85 to 94 percent.
• Passenger rail consists of 521 route miles.
• The recent recession had a negative impact on both cross-border passenger car traffic (commuters and recreational trips) and commercial (truck) traffic. However, since January of 2009, combined passenger car traffic at Michigan’s border crossings has been increasing at the rate of 0.66% per month, or 7.89% per year, and combined truck traffic has been increasing at the rate of 0.70% per month (8.5% per year) while the value of trade carried by those trucks has been increasing at an average rate of 1.5% per month (18% per year).
• Overall, U.S./Canada trade moved by truck is up $16 billion (five percent) from 2006 to 2011.
Current forecasts indicate a continued slow improvement in passenger car traffic over the next 20 years. Commercial traffic over the next 20 years is expected to reach volumes double that observed in the pre-recession period.
The corridors and international borders analysis quantified the increased usage of Michigan’s corridors as a percentage of entire movements across all modes of transportation. Today more than ever before, Michigan relies on its corridors to move an increasing amount of people, goods and services. Michigan is expected to continue to grow along these corridors as it moves towards a more sustainable economy.
Performance for All Modes
The goals and objectives continue to guide MDOT’s performance-based planning and management approach that includes setting clear policies and objectives, tracking current performance data and trends, and forecasting to make planning and policy decisions.
MDOT uses performance standards and measures to guide and evaluate its annual investment in the transportation system.
MDOT has used performance-based program development and asset management since 1997, when the State Transportation Commission (STC) established state trunkline pavement and bridge goals.
MDOT’s long history with performance measurement has enabled the department to develop robust measurement capabilities.
Transportation System Condition Report to provides data on the condition and performance of Michigan’s publicly-owned transportation system.
The measures in this report support and are organized around the four major goal areas of the MI Transportation Plan:
Safety and Security,
System Improvement and
Efficient and Effective Operations
Information reported in the Condition Trends section of the report, which is updated twice a year, provides a quick snapshot of how we are achieving the goals. In 2011, MDOT began sharing additional performance data with the public through the Michigan Transportation Scorecard.
Integrate the Transportation System
Despite a substantial shortfall in funding for transportation infrastructure, there has been a surprising amount of progress in the intermodal integration of Michigan’s transportation systems since the 2030 MITP was issued in 2007.
Fostered by economic necessity, agencies across the state worked to both reduce costs and derive the greatest benefit from every dollar invested.
A new federal focus on issues such as livability and sustainability helped to accelerate the integration of transportation modes with each other and with surrounding land uses.
In particular, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program provided federal assistance that helped support many projects and programs that improved transportation integration in Michigan during the economic downturn.
More recently, the focus of state government under the leadership of Governor Rick Snyder has spurred efforts to integrate Michigan’s transportation system with other government agencies.
The Governor’s Special Message to the Legislature on Health and Wellness in September 2011 increased the statewide focus on active transportation such as biking and walking.
In October, the Governor’s Special Message to the Legislature on Transportation and Infrastructure emphasized the increased need for funding for transportation, along with recommendations to improve regional coordination, consolidate transportation agencies, improve regional transit and passenger rail, and support continued efforts to construct a new Soo Lock and improve harbor dredging.
New Policy Initiatives
The desire to improve Michigan’s economy, along with state and federal policy shifts, have furthered MDOT’s efforts to integrate transportation systems since the 2030 MITP was released.
Those efforts are reaffirmed through the 2035 MITP and will help bring Michigan closer to meeting the goals of Stewardship, System Improvement, Efficient and Effective Operations, and Safety and Security.
The list of new policies, programs, and initiatives aimed at integrating transportation systems in Michigan since 2007 is impressive.
These new initiatives further the Preferred Vision of the long-range transportation plan and move the state closer to the goals established for Michigan’s transportation network. Each of the department’s actions and/or new policy initiatives are discussed in the New Policy Initiatives and Integration White Paper and address several of the 2035 MITP goals, while simultaneously continuing to advance integrated transportation in Michigan.
A few of the highlights from the white paper:
• Michigan Rail Plan: In 2011 MDOT completed a comprehensive plan to set forth state policy involving freight and passenger rail transportation, including commuter rail operations, in 2011. The plan presents priorities and strategies to enhance or preserve rail service that benefits the public and serve as the basis for future federal and state rail investments in Michigan for both passenger and freight rail. The rail plan is consistent with the goals of the Michigan Transportation Plan.
• Michigan Airport System Plan(MASP) 2008:The MASP 2008 represents a unique and valuable asset management tool for MDOT staff involved in state airport system planning and airport capital development.
• Access Management Program Study:A study was completed in 2010 to assess the impact and effectiveness of the state’s Access Management program. It was determined that the program should continue and more than 35 access management plans have been completed since 2002, which are also consistent with the goals outlined in the MITP. These plans help guide MDOT, local municipalities, and developers in locating future access points and provide local municipalities with direction for new (or updated) ordinances.
• Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS): MDOT’s CSS policy was adopted by the State Transportation Commission in 2005.
Since then, MDOT has provided or sponsored training in the CSS approach to project development for more than 1,000 staff, consultants, and local government officials. MDOT also has revised its project scoping manual to include a section on the policy and also references the CSS Guidance Document for Stakeholder Engagement, released in 2009.
1n 2011, MDOT was awarded national recognition by FHWA for its CSS program. MDOT is currently working on new documentation to assist staff and stakeholders with implementing CSS. This activity addresses three goals of the MITP: System Improvement, Efficient and Effective Operations, and Safety and Security.
• Complete Streets: Complete Streets legislation signed on Aug. 1, 2010 outlines new project planning and coordination responsibilities for cities, counties and state transportation agencies across the state. Michigan leads the nation in the number of communities that have enacted Complete Streets policies. The State Transportation Commission (STC) approved a Complete Streets policy on July 26, 2012. The Complete Streets Policy is designed to improve mobility and access for all legal users of the roadways under MDOT’s jurisdiction, and applies to projects undertaken or permitted in MDOT right of way.
The 2035 MITP is more than just an extension of the planning horizon for the state long-range transportation plan; it is the overarching document under which MDOT’s programs and projects take shape.
In accordance with federal and state regulations and MDOT procedures, an outreach program was designed and implemented to encourage participation from stakeholders and the public throughout the revision process.
MDOT utilized the input, opinions, and suggestions obtained through this process to develop this Plan.
Comments received from stakeholders, tribal governments, resource agencies and the public on this revision will be carried forward into the next full update.
The 2035 MI Transportation Plan is a reaffirmation of the vision, goals, objectives, strategies, focus on Corridors of Highest Significance, and decision principles guiding program development of the 2030 MITP plan.
The new 2035 MITP White Papers supplement the technical reports and other supporting reports previously developed for the 2030 MITP.
The vast majority of Michigan residents continue to support the components of the MI Transportation Plan:
• The percentage of respondents from the latest survey who say the vision is “Very” important has increased in the past four years from 62 to 66 percent.
• The Preferred Public Vision is a transportation system that is oriented toward choices, access, integration, and regional sensitivity. The public views transportation as fundamental to economic development and quality of life in Michigan.
• Since the adoption of the 2030 MITP, on-going efforts are being made to seek out new revenues to support the vision of the MI Transportation Plan.
Tribal governments have reaffirmed their emphasis on the six common transportation issues and expectations they identified in the 2006 round of long-range plan consultations, as listed in the 2007 Government-to-Government Consultation with Native American Tribes report: developing funding and partnering arrangements; economic development; safe and quality transportation system; pedestrian safety; access to rural transit; and land use and cultural preservation.
Stakeholders also reaffirmed their previous emphasis areas. When asked, “Which of the following should receive the highest priority to best serve your community?”
The number one response was to “maintain/preserve the existing transportation system.”
Enhanced multi-modal connections as well as better system reliability and predictability are prime issues for freight stakeholders.
The need for MDOT to improve coordination and collaboration efforts with both the public and private sectors beyond individual project development was also cited as an area that would benefit from improvement.
Other public and stakeholder priorities include:
• Better integration of transit services into the transportation system
• Incorporation of freight needs into the transportation system
• Support regions and Metropolitan Planning Organization’s by providing adequate funding and staff
An efficient and well-maintained transportation system provides the backbone for all economic activity.
In recent years, study after study has addressed the importance of transportation to the economy.
MDOT annually reports on the number of jobs supported and contributions to Michigan’s economy from investments made statewide. More than the number of jobs directly supported by transportation dollars spent, is the range of jobs supported from transportation investment that radiate out into the community, resulting in a variety of economic opportunities.
For example, every job directly supported or created in the construction industry supports additional jobs in supplier industries, such as accounting, office supplies, and manufacturing of equipment and materials.
Additional employment sectors benefit when workers spend their wages.
Different investments have different impacts.
These impacts cannot be realized without continued investment in transportation infrastructure and services.
Today, more than ever, the 2035 MI Transportation Plan provides the context for Michigan’s transportation vision which seeks a diverse set of transportation choices benefiting Michigan’s quality of life and economic growth.
The vision provides strategic direction for the investment of limited dollars to achieve system integration and performance.
The 2035 revision has ensured that the MI Transportation Plan remains current and relevant, so it can continue to provide future direction to Michigan’s transportation professionals and the public.
MDOT will continue to strategically invest in the elements that have the most potential to address the needs of the public while enhancing the system for all users.
If you would like additional copies or need this information in an alternative format, contact:
MDOT Office of Communications,
P.O. Box 30050, Lansing, MI 48909-9791
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