Funding Transportation in Washtenaw County

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.

2040 Long Range Plan Amendments

The Long Range Transportation Plan defines goals and objectives, and projects funding for transportation improvements in the County.  Click here to view projects in the 2040 LRP

Transportation Improvement Program

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. 

  1. TIP Call Letter
  2. STP Urban TIP Application
  3. STP Rural TIP Application
  4. STP Scoring Process
  5. WATS Federal Funding Eligibility and Program Guidance 
  6. Consultant Conflict of Interest Matrix

Washtenaw County Unified Planning Work Program

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.