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The Oakland County Federal Aid Committee (FAC) will meet Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. at the Oakland County International Airport, 6500 Highland Road (M-59) in Waterford Township.
The committee is responsible for selecting road-improvement projects to receive federal road funds anticipated to come to Oakland County. The committee is made up of representatives of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), SMART (the suburban bus system) and all communities in the county.
During the meeting, the committee will review projects submitted for 2022 federal road funds coming to the county. The projects must be on roads that are eligible for federal road funds and under county or local jurisdiction in Oakland County. For a map of Oakland roads eligible for federal funding, visit: http://www.rcocweb.org/DocumentCenter/View/6051/24-x-36-of-2017-2018-PASER
For 2022, the committee anticipates having approximately $17 million to award for road projects. Projects to receive federal road funds are typically selected three years prior to construction.
Projects are selected based on an objective point system – all projects that are submitted are rated and ranked based on the point system, which takes into account safety considerations, traffic volumes, traffic operations, cost and other factors.
Additionally, the FAC will hold a public hearing for the 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP – the list of federally funded projects throughout the county expected to be constructed between 2020 and 2023). The TIP hearing will give the public a chance to review and comment on the TIP.
TIP information can be found on-line in the agenda packet (https://www.rcocweb.org/315/Oakland-County-Federal-Aid-Committee-FAC)