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Services & Technical Assistance

Tri-County offers services to the community to help advance local and regional goals for improving the Greater Lansing area. Our services help fulfill both our local communities' technical needs and implementation strategies outlined in our federally-mandated planning documents for the tri-county region. 

Fees may apply.

Available services may vary depending on scope and resource availability. 

Eligible Organizations

Facilitation


As a neutral convener for the region, Tri-County is uniquely positioned to host and facilitate regionally significant discussions surrounding our mobility, regional assets, development patterns and needs, environmental sustainability, and other topics impacting our region's prosperity. For more information on how we can help facilitate a conversation, contact us here. Need a meeting space? Our two office meeting rooms are equipped with audiovisual technologies and can accommodate up to 40 individuals, dependent upon room layout and meeting needs. Contact us for cost information and availability of rooms.​​​




Mapping Services


Don't see a map you're looking for in our Map Gallery? Request a map using our submission form. We can create maps that are static (PDF) or interactive (GIS/Google) for a variety of socioeconomic, transportation and infrastructure, natural resource, and boundary datasets.




Technical & Data Assistance


Tri-County maintains a variety of data resources for the region and has several in-house technical staff specializing in assisting local communities with data, research, and educational requests. Below are examples of technical assistance and data-related activities we can provide:

  • data requests (e.g., employment, population projections)
  • data collection (e.g., traffic counters)
  • pavement condition rating (PASER)
  • transportation modeling
  • microstudies and special projects
  • trainings and educational materials
  • GIS requests
Request data or technical assistance here.




Street Naming


Tri-County maintains a database of road names so developers and local planners looking to name a new street can check naming availability with Tri-County. Contact us to determine if your road name is available.




Grant Administration


Tri-County offers its expertise in administering grants for projects and programs that advance local or regional goals, especially those outlined in our long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, Tri-County Water Policies & Programs Guide, and Regional Growth: Choices for our Future policy document. As federal, state, local, and/or special grant funding is made available, Tri-County works with local communities and regional partners to determine projects and disburse funding resources in support of our planning documents and regional priorities.




Public Presentations


Tri-County's staff members are available to give presentations on a range of topics to government bodies, civic groups, and other organizations. We offer these presentations as a way to share our knowledge on regional trends and program areas with the community at large. Contact us to make a presentation request or visit our programs page to learn more about our initiatives and areas of expertise.




Letters of Support


Organizations seeking letters of support for funding applications, special projects, studies, collaborative partnerships, and other initiatives that advance the region and support goals outlined in Tri-County's planning documents may contact us to request a letter of support.




Master Plan Reviews


Tri-County staff reviews local communities' master plans for alignment with principles, trends, recommendations, and best practices outlined in our long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, and Regional Growth: Choices for our Future policy document. Contact us to submit your plan or request additional information.




Asset Management Readiness Assessment


In collaboration with the Michigan Infrastructure Council, Tri-County staff will be offering assistance to local agencies impacted by PA 323, 324, and 325 in completing asset management assessments. Legislation adopted in July of 2018 requires local municipalities and sewer, water, and road authorities to develop and adopt asset management plans for Michigan’s water, energy, transportation, and communications infrastructure. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.




AICP Certification Maintenance


Tri-County is currently developing a program to assist planners in maintaining their certification with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). AICP certification and APA membership is maintained through courses and credits at conferences, trainings, workshops, and seminars that offer continuing education opportunities that keep professional planners up-to-date on the latest trends, technologies, and best practices.





Have Questions?

Contact us for additional information on how we can help serve or collaborate with your organization.

CONTACT INFORMATION

3135 Pine Tree Rd. | Suite 2C | Lansing, MI 48911 | Directions

P: (517) 393-0342 | F: (517) 393-4424 | Email Us

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