2016 MATS Annual Report
Transportation affects everyone and thus a safe, accessible, affordable and reliable transportation system is vital to all users. Every urbanized area with a population of more than 50,000 must have a designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation to qualify for federal highway or transit assistance. MPOs play a vital role in planning the local and regional transportation systems, conducting public outreach, preparing short- and long-term transportation plans, and helping to prioritize the spending of federal dollars. MPOs ensure that highway and transit projects which use federal funds are products of a credible planning process and meet local priorities. Since MPOs are made up of those agencies responsible for carrying out transportation programs in the region, the process (conducted in a cooperative, comprehensive and continuous manner) puts all agencies into a partnership with one another to carry out the programs.
MATS 2017-2020 TIP Report
Recognizing that many transportation actions and their impacts are by nature regional in scope, the transportation planning process is aimed at creating a forum in which local, State and Federal agencies responsible for developing transportation improvements can act in a coordinated manner. This approach facilitates comprehensive and orderly development of transportation facilities and services. Every urbanized area with a population of more than 50,000 must have a designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for transportation to qualify for federal highway or transit assistance. The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) relies on the MPOs to ensure that highway and transit projects that use federal funds are products of a credible planning process and meet local priorities. USDOT will not approve federal funding for urban highway and transit projects unless they are on the MPO’s program. Thus, the MPO’s role is to develop and maintain the necessary transportation plan for the area to assure that federal funds support these locally developed plans. The MPOs have also been given the responsibility to involve the public in this process through expanded citizen participation efforts. Midland Area Transportation Study (MATS) is the MPO for the Midland Urbanized area, designated by Governor Snyder on January 8, 2013.
MATS FY 2017-2020 TIP Project List
Find below the entire listing of 2017-2020 TIP Projects with all supplemental project lists included. Approved October 01, 2016.