Regional Transportation Plan Prioritizes Investment Over the Next 25 Years
LANSING, Mich. – The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) has announced the adoption of the region's 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Moving Mid-Michigan, which prioritizes strategic improvements to the Greater Lansing area’s transportation system over the next 25 years. This update to the MTP outlines regional goals and objectives that will guide the investment of $7.2 billion into transportation projects proposed through 2045 throughout Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.
Driven by data and informed by community feedback, Moving Mid-Michigan is a long-range vision for the infrastructure and services residents use every day to get where they need to go. By forecasting our region’s future transportation needs, the MTP determines strategies and specific projects that can address our deficiencies, be achieved within the limitations of anticipated funding, and create a transportation system that serves all. It plans for everything from reducing traffic congestion and fixing our roads and bridges, to different modes of travel – like public transit, rail, air, and biking and pedestrian amenities. Moving Mid-Michigan serves as both a plan for specific projects and improvements and a conversation guide that can be used as a tool for making informed transportation and policy decisions.
“As the needs of the people who live, work, and play in Greater Lansing consistently evolve, Moving Mid-Michigan will play a critical role in guiding transportation priorities for our region,” said Executive Director Jim Snell. “The transportation system is intertwined with our personal mobility, community development, business decisions, environmental wellbeing, and even health and safety. This strategic blueprint is at the core of advancing mobility and infrastructure investment, cultivating economic prosperity, and improving our overall quality of life for years to come.”
As the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Greater Lansing region, Tri-County channels all federal funding for transportation projects to our local communities. The MTP plans for these projects and long-term strategies to ensure our transportation system is reliable, accessible, safe, efficient, diverse, and resilient.
Moving Mid-Michigan was developed through a cooperative, collaborative process with extensive opportunities for feedback from members of the public; road agencies; local, state, and federal government organizations; public transit providers; and regional leaders, partners, and stakeholders to best identify the needs of our region. The 2045 MTP was formally adopted by Tri-County’s Board of Commissioners at their meeting on December 17, 2020.
Stay up to date as projects are funded and implemented through the Transportation Improvement Program, and learn more about Moving Mid-Michigan and how we plan for transportation in our region at mitcrpc.org/mtp.
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The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is a public planning agency established in 1956, serving Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties in Mid-Michigan. Tri-County makes our region a more prosperous community by planning for a strong economy, reliable transportation, and sustainable infrastructure and natural resources. We connect local organizations and governments to funding, technical assistance, data resources, and opportunities to discuss trends and challenges affecting the Greater Lansing area. Learn more at www.mitcrpc.org.