WATS Model Request for Proposals
WATS is publishing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a consulting firm or team to make improvements to, calibrate, and validate the WATS multi-modal travel demand model for Washtenaw County, Michigan. The consulting firm will have 18 months from the date of notice to proceed to complete the work unless otherwise negotiated. Up to $250,000 may be allocated for completing the work in this RFP. View the Model RFP Page to learn more.
WATS is currently in the process of creating a new Non-Motorized Transportation Plan. The last plan was completed in 2006. Please visit the plan site to learn more.
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a programming document used to implement the goals, objectives, and projects found in the Long Range Transportation Plan. WATS approved amendments to the the 2017-2020 TIP on November 16, 2016. State and Federal approval are anticipated in January/February of 2017. Click here to view the 2017-2020 TIP.
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.