2045 Long Range Transportation Plan Development

The Washtenaw Area Transportation Study is currently developing its 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan, which provides a  vision for transportation planning over the next 25 years for Washtenaw County. This effort is being done in partnership with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments plan development. 

Meeting Materials

PPP Plan - Update Summary

WATS Goals

Equity Goal

Contact Nick Sapkiewicz for comments or questions regarding this process at (734) 994-3127, email sapkiewiczn@miwats.org, or mail comments to Nick Sapkiewicz at WATS 200 N. Main St. PO Box 8465 Ann Arbor, MI 48104.  Comments collected will be documented in the 2045 Plan and shared with WATS’ Technical and Policy Committee members.

Take 10 minutes and complete the SEMCOG LRP survey

2040 Long Range Transportation Plan UPDATE

WATS recently performed an interim update to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan.  While the update largely reaffirms existing investment policies, several new and exciting sections have been added, as well as minor updates that have occurred since the Plan's 2013 adoption.  The new sections focus on Target Setting, Driverless and Connected Vehicles, Washtenaw County Equity Initiatives and Environmental Justice review.  

Adopted April, 19 2017 - The 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan UPDATE can be found here.  

Updated March, 24 2017 -  The 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan UPDATE can be found here.

Posted February 22, 2017 - The 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan UPDATE can be found here.

WATS approved its most recent Long Range Plan in June 2013.  To meet federal requirements, WATS updates the plan every four years.  The plan is adopted by reference in SEMCOG's Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan.

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Why Plan for Transportation? 

Washtenaw County is an economic center of critical importance to the State of Michigan and the region. The County has abundant natural and cultural resources, and a diverse and well educated population that has afforded residents a high quality of life. The transportation system is the backbone of the cultural and built environment, moving people and commerce to, from, and within the region. The region’s future economic success depends on investment in a healthy transportation system. This plan discusses the choices the region faces as it move forward. How investment decisions are made will impact how the region changes and develops.




Community Values Survey

To prepare for the 2040 Long Range Plan, WATS asked how the community should develop over the next 25 years.  View the full Community Values Survey here, or click the image below.