Midland Area Transportation Study

Metropolitan Planning Organization

INTRODUCTION

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.

 

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INTRODUCTION

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. The MPOs ensure that highway and transit projects that 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 partnership with one another to carry out the programs.

 

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This Non-Motorized Transportation Plan is an endeavor by the Midland Area Transportation Study (MATS) to provide a structured way of enhancing non-motorized transportation within its boundaries and promoting development of an NMT system that's comprehensive, connected, usable and safe.

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Introduction

Transportation affects everyone and thus a safe, accessible, affordable and reliable transportation system is vital to everyone. In 2012, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP‐21) was signed into law, it provides the resources for the continuation and improvement of current programs with new initiatives to meet future transportation challenges. These challenges are addressed through efficient, flexible, performance‐based transportation plans and programs.

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Find below the entire listing of 2017-2020 TIP Projects with all supplemental project lists included. Approved October 01, 2016.

MATS FY 2017-2020 TIP Project List

INTRODUCTION

Transportation affects everyone and thus a safe, accessible, affordable and reliable transportation system is vital to everyone. 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 local and regional transportation systems, conducting public outreach, preparing short- and long-term transportation plans, and helping to prioritize the spending of federal dollars. The MPOs ensure that highway and transit projects that 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 partnership with one another to carry out the programs.

 

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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.

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Preamble:
Public Act 135 of 2010 defines Complete Streets as “…roadways planned, designated, and constructed to provide appropriate access to all legal users in a manner that promotes safe and efficient movement of people and goods whether by car, truck, transit, assistive device, foot, or bicycle.”

Transportation affects everyone and thus a safe, accessible, affordable and reliable transportation system is vital to everyone. In December 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) was signed into law, it is a 5-year bill that authorizes $305 billion in investments for the nation’s roads, bridges, transit, and rail systems through year 2020. It provides the resources for the continuation and improvement of current programs with new initiatives to meet future transportation challenges through efficient, flexible, performance-based transportation plans and programs. The FAST Act builds upon the performance-based approach to infrastructure investment that was established in the previous authorization bill, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

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This document identifies major transportation planning and related activities that will be undertaken within the MATS study area during the fiscal year. The UWP is prepared to meet requirements of transportation planning funding programs, it includes descriptions of all facets of the MATS staff’s activities. The UWP includes a stratification of costs by work element. MATS’ program costs are based upon assumptions made for annual compensations by position, to which the established fringe and indirect rates are applied.

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