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Tri-County Kicks Off Development of 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 29, 2023

LANSING, Mich. — The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) has announced the kickoff to updating the region’s Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and extending its planning horizon to 2050. The MTP, titled Moving-Mid Michigan, is a long-range vision that prioritizes improvements to the Greater Lansing area’s transportation system over the next 25 years.


Driven by data and informed by community feedback, the 2050 MTP will consider projected funding and future transportation needs to create a plan for projects that improve and maintain roads, enhance transit services, connect biking and pedestrian networks, modernize transportation infrastructure, and equitably support the safety and mobility of residents of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds. It will also analyze how developments in transportation impact the region’s economy and environment.


“We recognize how important this vision is in determining how we will address our region’s biggest mobility and infrastructure challenges and priorities over the coming years,” said Executive Director Jim Snell. “It’s our job as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization to coordinate funding at all levels of government and ensure projects serve the people and businesses in our community.”


As the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Greater Lansing region, Tri-County channels all federal funding for transportation projects into local communities throughout Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties. The MTP plans for these projects and long-term strategies to ensure our transportation system is reliable, accessible, safe, efficient, diverse, and resilient.


The updated 2050 MTP is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2025. To learn more about the goals of the plan, which were affirmed by Tri-County’s Board of Commissioners earlier this year, visit movingmidmichigan.org/about. Opportunities to provide feedback as the MTP is developed, including public meetings and comment periods, will be announced at movingmidmichigan.org/participate.


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CONTACT: Valonda Sesi

Marketing & Community Engagement Manager

517-898-1098


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.


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