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 2017-2020 TIP on June 21, 2017. State and Federal approval are anticipated in August/September of 2017. Click here to view the 2017-2020 TIP.
The 1st 2018-2020 TIP amendment of 2018 is available to review here. Please submit comments on the amendment to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 20, 2017. WATS Policy Committee will take action on the amendments at their September, 2017 meeting and the amendments will be incorporated into the Region's TIP in December, 2017.
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.