The Muskegon and Northern Ottawa County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which is responsible for transportation planning in the area, is seeking public comment on the transportation planning process. The planning process includes the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan, the Fiscal Year 2017 – 2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Program of Projects (POP), corresponding amendments, and other agenda items.
The TIP is developed in a cooperative effort between federal, state, and local officials and serves as the final link in the transportation planning process. Its primary purpose is to identify transportation programs and projects to be funded with federal aid in accordance with federal law and regulations. This plan is an outline of the transportation needs of Muskegon County and Northern Ottawa County for the next four years. The 2017 -2020 TIP (without the project lists) is available here. The 2017 – 2020 TIP project lists are available here. The FTA POP includes 5307 and 5308 funds for the Muskegon Area Transit System and Harbor Transit. Recommendations for new construction, safety improvements, congestion (traffic) management, air quality, non- motorized, transit, planning, etc. will be accepted.
A public comment period is scheduled at the Technical Committee Meeting on September 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, 316 Morris Avenue, Suite 340, Muskegon, Michigan 49443. Meeting materials will be made available at www.wmsrdc.org.