Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Activities

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 to Non-motorized...

Pavement Management

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. Jump to PaMS...

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 to Policies and Practices...

Safety Planning

GVMC takes a proactive approach to the addressing safety concerns on the Federal Aid road network. Jump to Safety Planning...

Traffic Monitoring

For traffic counts in the area, view the latest traffic count publications. Jump to Traffic Counts...

Transit Planning/Coordination with ITP-The Rapid

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 to Transit Planning/Coordination with ITP-The Rapid...

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

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 to Transportation Improvement Program...

Transportation Studies

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 to studies...

Unifed Planning Work Program

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 to Unified Planning Work Program...

Westrain

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. Jump to Westrain...

 

 

 

 

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