Nonmotorized transportation includes
walking and bicycle travel.
These modes can be used for both recreation and transportation. (They
provide access to goods and activities.)Jump
The Grand Valley Metro Council views pavement
management as an important tool to utilize in the transportation planning
process. With this philosophy in mind a Pavement Management System (PaMS)
was developed for the Grand Rapids metro area. This Pavement Management
System contains functionally classified local roadway facilities. MDOT
currently maintains a statewide PaMS for state trunkline roads.
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Policies and Practices
The purpose of the Policies and Practices document is to promote performance based planning and programming as required by federal law. The document ensures a transparent and clearly defined process is identified for the development and maintenance of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program and related activities at the MPO. The Policies and Practices document is for the use of local jurisdictions and MPO, MDOT and FHWA staff. Jump
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GVMC takes a proactive approach to the addressing safety concerns on the Federal Aid road network. Jump
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For traffic counts in the area, view the latest
traffic count publications. Jump
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In order for Grand Valley Metro Council and ITP-The Rapid to work closely together, GVMC staff attends ITP-The Rapid’s monthly Strategic Planning meeting and/or the Board meeting to be informed of the happenings at their organization. Jump
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The Transportation Improvement
Program (TIP) is a short range planning document that identifies proposed
projects developed by local agencies in accordance with the joint regulations
of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit
Administration (FTA). These regulations establish the TIP as the programming
phase of the overall continuing, comprehensive, and cooperative (3C)
planning process. This planning process includes local jurisdictions
and transit agencies and state and federal transportation officials.
All federal monies returned to the Grand Rapids metro area from the
federal fuel tax are distributed through this process. The Transportation
Improvement Program is a three year program. Jump
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The Grand Valley Metro Council periodically will
complete studies to evaluate the regions short-term and long-term transportation
needs. Information can be found on the Southwest Area Study and the
North South Corridor Study. Jump
The Unifed Planning Work Program of the Grand Valley Metorpolitan
Council defines transportation planning and related tasks to be accomplished
in and for the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area, regardless of funding
sources or responsible agencies during the fiscal year. Jump
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Westrain is a passenger rail collaborative
that promotes the Amtrak - Pere Marquette line in West Michigan. The
train runs daily from Grand Rapids to Chicago while making stops along
the way at Holland, St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Bangor, and New Buffalo.
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