WATS is working with Milan and Chelsea to develop their 2018-2020 transportation project priorities in the small urban areas, population 5,000-49,999. MDOT allocates federal funding every other year for these communities. The maximum awarded amount of each project is $375,000. Meeting information along with the current agenda and 2014 minutes are on the program website.
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a programming document used to implement the goals, objectives, and projects found in the Long Range Transportation Plan. Click here to view the 2014-2017 TIP.
Amendments to the 2014-2017 TIP are available to review here. WATS will be accepting comments on the TIP amendments through April 18.
2017-2020 TIP development will continue through early 2016 and WATS will be providing public involvement opportunities in 2016 on candidate projects. The draft 2017-2020 TIP is available to review here.
The lack of sustainable state and federal transportation funding underpins the unacceptable condition of Michigan's roads. Funding has not kept pace with the real costs for bare maintenance of the system. Nationwide, other states are exploring other options to raise revenue or enabling local communities to address their own needs. As Washtenaw County grapples with the funding crises, we must find solutions within limited existing solutions to fill the funding gap. WATS published this funding report to explore some of those options.
WATS' Draft FY 2016 Unified Planning Work Program is available for comment. The UWP guides WATS’ and TheRide's federally funded planning efforts. Click here for the UWP, or here to view our Administrative Budget.