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.
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.
TIP Call for Projects - WATS is currently accepting candidate projects for 2017-2020 TIP. Local agencies can apply to use federal Surface Transportation funds for all levels of need of the transportation system, balancing pressing needs with innovative solutions that enhance the county’s livability. 2017-2020 TIP development will continue through early 2016 and WATS will be providing public involvement opportunities in 2016.