The transportation department of the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council ( GVMC ) is in charge of implementing the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) planning process as included in US code 23, Section 450.300. The transportation planning process is a multi-modal process. All modes of transportation are planned for, including:

    • Freight
    • Rail
    • Transit
    • Non-motorized (pedestrian/bicycle)
    • Highways
    • Aviation

A variety of tools and programs are used to plan for the Grand Rapids metropolitan area, including:

    • Congestion management system
    • Pavement management system
    • Safety planning
    • Regional traffic count program

Environmental justice and air quality conformity are incorporated in the planning process. Input from the public is sought whenever plans and programs are developed throughout the region.


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