- PRESS RELEASE
Seeking Input on Future Transportation Projects in Tri-County Region
Transportation Improvement Program Projected to Invest Over $425 Million
LANSING, Mich. – The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) is pleased to announce a public comment period on the region’s upcoming Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This program is anticipated to invest over $425 million into the Greater Lansing region’s transportation infrastructure and services between fall of 2022 to fall of 2026. All those who live or work in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties are invited to comment on this TIP’s proposed transportation projects and share their feedback.
The public comment period on the proposed projects is February 1-15, 2022. Individuals can submit comments via an interactive map of projects, by submitting an online comment form, or by attending a virtual meeting. The public can speak directly with Tri-County’s team, ask questions, make comments, and learn more about the transportation projects during a noon or 6:00 p.m. virtual public meeting on February 10. Visit mitcrpc.org/tip to view the complete list of TIP projects and select “Get Involved” to RSVP for a meeting, submit comments using the interactive map, or contact Tri-County.
Projects that improve roads, bridges, highways, bicycle and pedestrian pathways, and public transit services are all planned for in the TIP, which is the region’s short-range capital improvements program for all federally funded and regionally significant transportation projects. Tri-County coordinates funding for these projects and works with local governments to ensure they help achieve the long-range vision for transportation priorities in our Metropolitan Transportation Plan.
“Our staff collaborates with local communities throughout the region to identify and fund transportation projects that improve our roads and bridges, make traveling safer and more efficient, enhance the quality of our public transit systems, and increase access to nonmotorized amenities for all users,” said Executive Director Jim Snell. “Public input on these projects is essential to planning for a multi-modal transportation system everyone wants and needs.”
Following the comment period, all input received on projects will be brought to Tri-County’s Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting on February 23, at which point all projects will be considered for approval. The FY 2023-2026 TIP is anticipated to be adopted by the Board in May of 2022 and will begin implementation on October 1, 2022. Visit the website for additional information and comment opportunities as the TIP is developed.
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Amanda Hathaway Frattarelli
Director of Marketing & Community Engagement
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.