Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Metropolitan Transportation Plans (MTPs) - also known as a Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) or Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) - establish a long-range vision for improvements in our transportation system. They consider and incorporate everything from road construction and traffic congestion, to public transit and biking and pedestrian paths (non-motorized).
Our region's long-range 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, titled Moving Mid-Michigan, is a 25-year outlook on the Greater Lansing area's future transportation needs. As our region continues to grow, the plan plays a critical role in identifying projects and strategies that will improve and maintain roads, transportation infrastructure, our economy, the environment, and citizen safety and connectivity in mid-Michigan.
Everyone has the opportunity to be heard, get involved in the planning process, and be a part of the future. There will be several public open houses where you can share opinions and ideas, and you can take our survey for a chance to win a $50 transportation-related gift card here. Visit www.MovingMidMichigan.org to learn more!
Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter: #MovingMidMI
Since the 1962 Federal-aid Highway Act, federal legislation has required metropolitan area transportation plans to be developed through a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive (3-C) planning process. This plan serves to satisfy federal regulations outlined in 23 CFR 450 and ensures that MDOT, transit agencies, and local governments are eligible to use federal transportation funds to construct or implement improvements to roadways and transit routes.
The MTP represents the collective transportation goals of city and county governments, transit agencies, and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Its purpose is to prioritize and identify how federal federal funds will be invested to improve mobility across Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.
As the designated MPO for the region, we are required by federal law to update the regional transportation plan every five years to account for changes in transportation needs that result from shifts in regional economic conditions, real estate development trends, funding availability, and public policies. Tri-County prepares the plan on behalf of our member jurisdictions.
THE 2040 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN
Tri-County's long-range 2040 Regional Transportation Plan was adopted by the Board of Commissioners on July 29, 2015. Contact us to request a printed copy.