2012-03-22 / Business

MDOT seeks comments on public involvement plan

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking comments by April 30 on a public involvement plan for revising the state’s long-range transportation plan.

The public involvement plan describes various opportunities the public will have over the next six months to help shape the revisions. It is available online at www michigan.gov/slrp or in printed form by request.

MDOT is revising the state’s longrange transportation plan, MI Transportation Plan: Moving Michigan Forward, in order to maintain the 20-year planning horizon required by federal transportation planning regulations. Since reauthorization of the federal highway program could change the requirements, and since such legislation is still pending in Congress, the revision will be an interim step to keep the plan current. A full update will be scheduled at a future time in response to any new requirements that may result from federal reauthorization.

Comments or requests for printed copies of the public involvement plan may be submitted via e-mail to Bob Parsons, MDOT public involvement and hearings officer, at parsonsb@michigan. gov or by phone at (517) 373-9534.

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