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Posted on: November 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] SEMCOG: Beginning Today

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SEMCOG: Beginning today -- the second round of public meetings for 2045 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan

Meetings begin today!

SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, seeks input from Southeast Michigan residents to aid the development of the region’s long-range transportation plan. Public input meetings are scheduled in three locations throughout the region to allow residents to share their feedback on policies and actions related to the transportation system. Meeting details below. Watch video.

Monday, November 26, 20184-7 p.m.
Troy Community Center
3179 Livernois
Troy, MI 48083

Monday, December 3, 20184-7 p.m.
Flat Rock Community Center
1 Maguire Street
Flat Rock, MI 48134

Tuesday, December 11, 20184-7 p.m.
Westland City Hall
36300 Warren Road
Westland, MI 48185

“To aid our region’s leaders in making decisions to improve Southeast Michigan’s transportation system, it is essential to receive input and perspectives as diverse as our region,” said Kathleen Lomako, Executive Director, SEMCOG.

The open-house-style format will focus on policies and actions with displays, worksheets, and the opportunity to discuss with staff. Input from these meetings will be used to help solidify policies and actions for the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan. These regional transportation policies for Southeast Michigan were approved by SEMCOG’s Executive Committee:

  • Preserve Infrastructure through fiscally-responsible, data-driven asset management practices.
  • Increase Safety for all travelers, regardless of mode.
  • Increase Access to jobs and core services by expanding travel choices regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, physical ability, or income.
  • Utilize Technology to cost-effectively improve the transportation system.
  • Integrate Environmental Protection into the transportation system, enhancing community health and increase the overall resiliency of infrastructure.
  • Support the Regional Economy through the reliable movement of goods, efficient trade connections, expanded labor mobility, and support for tourism and local placemaking.
  • Educate and Collaborate with local governments, transportation agencies, utility providers, and residents to improve the understanding and operation of the transportation system.
  • Increase Funding and Expand Local Options to provide resources that are sufficient to meet regional transportation needs.
  • Anticipate the Socio-Economic Challenges of an aging region including sustaining mobility for all ages and mitigating labor shortages.
  • Measure Transportation System Performance to facilitate strategic investment through developing, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data.

The 2045 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan is scheduled for adoption by SEMCOG’s General Assembly in March 2019.

Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking ability. Please email or call 313-324-3330 to indicate needs.

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