2045 Long Range Transportation Plan Development

The Washtenaw Area Transportation Study is hosting four open house meetings to discuss the development of its Long Range Transportation Plan, which provides a  vision for transportation planning over the next 25 years for Washtenaw County. The open house meetings will give WATS an opportunity to discuss this planning effort and talk to people about how they want the transportation system to evolve. Read the full press release. Download the Public Input Meetings Flyer.

Input Meetings 

Complete the Public Input Survey from SEMCOG

Tuesday July 18:

  • 1-3pm Ypsilanti District Library Whittaker Road

  • 5-7pm Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch

And Wednesday July 19:

  • 1-3 pm Saline Library

  • 5-7 pm Milan Public Library

Meeting Materials

PPP Plan - Update Summary

WATS Goals

Equity Goal

If you cannot attend any of the open house meetings, you can always call (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.

SEMCOG Holding Public Input Meeting in Washtenaw County on Tuesday September 12!

This meeting will be hosted by SEMCOG the regional planning agency and MPO for southeast Michigan. The meeting will be held at the Morris Lawrence Building Room 101 on the Campus of Washtenaw Community College.

  • 1:00-2:30pm

  • 6:00-7:30pm

Meeting details will be provided at a later date.

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.


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.