MDOT Invites Public to Webinar to Discuss Revising the State Long-range Transportation Plan
Nov. 5, 2015—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 on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT 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 reauthorization 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 reauthorization.
You can read the current 2035 MI Transportation Plan and supporting documents online anytime at www.michigan.gov/slrp. 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.
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