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The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for Michigan’s nearly 10,000-mile state highway system, comprised of all M, I, and US-routes. It is the backbone of Michigan’s 120,000-mile highway, road and street network.
The state owns over 4,700 highway, railroad and pedestrian bridges, 665 miles of railroad track, roughly 2,700 miles of nonmotorized trails, and four airports. Additionally, MDOT administers state and federal transportation programs for aviation, intercity passenger services, rail freight, and local public transit services.
MDOT is committed to:
- Serving residents and local communities with the highest level customer service.
- Improving transportation for all modes.
- Implementing new safety strategies to protect public health and environment.
- Seeking new ways to operate equitably, inclusively, and efficiently.
- Creating a transportation system that is safe, integrated, and resilient
Mission: Serving and connecting people, communities, and the economy through transportation.
Vision: To provide people with a safe, future-driven, interconnected multimodal transportation network that ensures equitable options.
Values: Visionary - Ensuring Positive Outcomes - People First - Professional Excellence - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Character and Integrity
MDOT's commissions, councils, task forces, and partnerships are responsible for establishing policies, supervising programs, overseeing state and federal funds, providing recommendations and advisement, and acting as a resource.