The MPO is responsible for planning and programming the annual expenditures, approximately $50,000,000 annually, of state and Federal (not local) transportation funds within the MPO boundary area. The MPO also provides technical guidance to local governments regarding transportation planning issues. The MPO also performs multimodal transportation studies to assess transportation needs and accessibility. As a result, the MPO develops several work products, including annual roadway deficiencies list, a Four Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and a 20 year, at a minimum, Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).
Please note that the MPO is a planning agency and not an implementing agency. Projects are funded and implemented by other agencies such as MDOT, Road Commissions, Cities, Villages, Townships, and Transit agencies such as ITP and Hope Network.
Consolidation of studies to avoid duplication; continually seeing
ways to save money through consolidation; i.e., storm water, REGIS
Consultant study cooperation (NE Beltline, storm water, transit, corridor
GVMC assistance for grants and other financial help
Free planning advice and technical assistance; resource for information
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