MDOT seeks input on new state long-range plan's public participation strategy

Contact: 
Anita Richardson, MDOT Public Involvement and Hearings Officer, 517-335-4381
Kyle Haller, MDOT Transportation Planner, 517-335-4609

Fast facts:

  • MDOT's state long-range transportation plan will establish a vision and priorities for transportation in Michigan for 25 years.
  • The plan's Public and Stakeholder Participation Plan (PSPP) outlines how public engagement will take place.
  • Comments on the PSPP will be accepted through Nov. 30.

October 9, 2018 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is developing a new state long-range transportation plan (SLRTP), known as Michigan Mobility 2045 (MM 2045), that will establish a vision and priorities for transportation in Michigan for 25 years.

Today, MDOT is releasing MM 2045's Public and Stakeholder Participation Plan (PSPP) and will be accepting comments through Nov. 30. The PSPP outlines the numerous ways MDOT will provide the public with information and opportunities for input during the development of MM 2045. The PSPP also shows how public engagement will take place, how the public can provide ideas for making the plan better, and ways to ask questions about the plan.

Top features include:

  • The use of innovative technology that allows MDOT to extend outreach to a larger and more diverse group of Michigan residents in developing MM 2045.
  • An attitudes and perceptions survey to ensure the needs and priorities of a representative sample of Michigan residents are considered.
  • Scenario planning to present transportation situations to the public in a realistic context to help determine a long-term vision for transportation in Michigan.
  • Meaningful and collaborative public engagement, including giving targeted consideration and attention to vulnerable environmental justice populations, marginalized communities and tribal governments.

MDOT seeks the opinions of the public, including a large and diverse group of Michigan residents and stakeholders representing groups with an interest or concern for the state's transportation decision-making process.

To view the plan and provide comments, go to www.michiganmobility.org. Comments also can be sent to mdot-michiganmobility@michigan.gov, shared with MDOT's social media sites at www.facebook.com/michigandot or www.twitter.com/michigandot, or sent to the following address:

Anita Richardson
Michigan Mobility 2045
Michigan Department of Transportation
Van Wagoner Building
425 West Ottawa St.
P.O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909