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Mobility

A vibrant and sustainable multimodal transportation system is vital to Michigan's future economic viability and competitiveness. It is also essential that Michigan’s future transportation network is resilient while continuing to address the safe and easy movement of people and goods throughout the state. From aviation to public transportation, rail, freight, and marine, MDOT is involved in all modes of transportation. 
Aircraft landing at Willow Run Airport in Detroit.

Aeronautics

Aeronautics is an integral part of our transportation system, moving people and goods throughout the world. The estimated economic impact of aviation in Michigan is more than $22 billion annually. 

Aeronautics
A passenger bus in downtown Grand Rapids.

Public Transportation

Public transportation is an important part of Michigan's transportation network. At MDOT, we work to provide a safe and balanced statewide network of services to meet the social and economic well-being of the state.

Public Transportation
A blue train engine with its lights on pulling rail cars.

Rail

Michigan’s rail system has approximately 3,600 miles of rail corridors. MDOT works to ensure that Michigan’s rail system meets the economic needs of the state and is safe for residents and visitors.

Rail
A tractor trailer on US-31 near Muskegon, Michigan.

Freight

Freight is defined as any good, product, or raw material carried by a commercial means of transportation. MDOT is responsible for addressing the movement of cargo by air, highway, marine, pipeline, and rail modes.

Freight
The Mississagi unloading rocks at a Michigan port.

Marine

Marine transportation is an essential component of Michigan’s freight transportation system. Michigan’s 3,200 miles of shoreline contain 33 active cargo ports that ship or receive cargo.

Marine
Detroit skyline at night.

Mobility Initiatives

Transportation in Michigan is changing. The future offers many opportunities for new and innovative advancements, which will redefine how we travel, build, and improve transportation safety.

Initiatives