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Huron/I-94 Non-motorized Crossing
WATS is managing planning efforts to design a non-motorized crossing on Huron Street over I-94 as part of Washtenaw County’s HUD Sustainable Communities grant.
Tell us your priority for a Huron/I-94 crossing location by filling out a brief survey at the link below.
While a significant non-motorized improvements are needed in the area, at this stage of plan development we are seeking community priorities for a crossing location to begin accommodating existing non-motorized traffic. Additional opportunities to participate will be posted right here at miwats.org!
This non-motorized design project is of Washtenaw County’s HUD Sustainable Communities grant.
Technical Committee Members Needed
WATS is seeking interested candidates for five special interest seats on the agency's Technical Committee. Special interest seats include, freight, senior, non-motorized, environmental and disabled community. Click on the regular or large print application to apply. Applications are due to WATS December 2, 2013.
Join us for the Washtenaw Transportation Forum - November 18 4-7PM Hatcher Graduate Library
The Approved 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan is available. Click here to view
Transportation Improvement Program
The FY 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program is available.
Click here to view the program
Washtenaw County Unified Planning Work Program
The Washtenaw Area Transportation Study’s (WATS) and the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority’s (AATA) federally funded planning efforts are guided by the Washtenaw County Unified Planning Work Program. The UPWP is prepared in December took effect July 1, 2013. Click for program.
Complete Streets are designed and operated to allow all users of the transportation system, including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, freight and automobile traffic, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities to fully utilize the roadway. Complete Streets are context sensitive, allowing for bike lanes, automobile parking and pedestrian facilities in urban settings while recognizing the need for connected wide, paved shoulders in rural setting to accommodate both bicycles and farm equipment.
WATS has developed the Complete Streets Plan for Washtenaw County is now available please click this link to view.
National Functional Classification Map [pdf 423 KB]
Link to the Livability Fact Sheets
MDOT is conducting a customer survey on the impact of Good Government in Action initiative. This survey measures the level of satisfaction that our customers; like you, and citizens alike feels about customer satisfaction on the services that MDOT provides. MDOT is hoping that your agency will indulge/accommodate us by helping to post this link on your website and as well encourage your customers to participate in this survey.
SEMCOG releases video on biking and walking in Southeast Michigan; public asked for input
As part of its public outreach efforts in developing Southeast Michigan’s 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, has released the second in a series of videos about the region’s transportation system. View the second video (two minutes long) – The Inside Story on Biking and Walking – here (or at http://www.semcog.org/2040RegionalTransportationPlan.aspx).
SEMCOG and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC) are inviting Southeast Michigan residents to comment on the region’s transportation system – its roads, bridges, and transit – via an online survey directly, or by visiting www.semcog.org or www.mac-web.org.
The Ride is looking for comments on the 5-year Transit Program. Use the Transit Comment Tool to help The Ride plan transit options for your community by leaving site-specific transit comments.
Here is a link to a survey that the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition and hosting with two transportation questions. Please take the time to provide your opinion.
The Michigan Transportation Team (MTT) announced an online petition drive for citizens who are tired of driving on pothole-riddled streets. Although the petition is non-binding and will not change the law, the names of petition signers will be presented to state policymakers to demonstrate the level of support in Michigan for investing in out state's infrastructure. JOIN OUR DRIVE -- SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION!
ASCE Michigan - 2011 Michigan Infrastructure Report Card. The ASCEMI Report Card is an assessment by professional engineers of the states status in nine categories of infrastructure. Michigan's infrastructure is in dire condition. Reversing the decay of our most valuable assets is essential to reviving Michigan's fortunes.