Have an idea about which county roads should be improved over the next 25 years? If so, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), Oakland County Federal Aid Committee (FAC) and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) invite you to the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan public input meeting on March 21.
The meeting will run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will take place at the Oakland County Executive Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Building 41 West, Waterford Township, MI 48328. Anyone interested can offer input at any time during the meeting (you don’t need to be present the entire time).
At the meeting, RCOC and SEMCOG staff will explain the 2045 regional transportation planning process, which is mandated by state and federal laws, and receive public input. There will not be a formal presentation.
The Long-Term Regional Transportation Plan, which is updated every five years, is intended to be a “blueprint” for transportation planning in the region. In addition to RCOC roads, the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan also includes capacity projects on eligible roads under the jurisdiction of many Oakland County cities and villages. Federal funds can only be used on road projects listed in the plan.
A map of federal aid eligible roads in Oakland County can be found at: http://www.rcocweb.org/DocumentCenter/View/2051
Once RCOC has completed its 2045 road-improvement list, it will be submitted to SEMCOG for approval and will then become part of the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan.
“It is critically important that the public participate in this process and help us shape Oakland County’s portion of the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan,” RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar stated. “Infrastructure investment is on the national agenda in Washington, so this is a great time to share your input, and we want to hear from you.”
In addition to attending this public meeting, anyone can offer input into the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan via the Website, e-mail, phone call or letter. Further information and an on-line comment form can be found at http://www.oaklandFAC.org/rtp
E-mails and phone calls should be directed to RCOC’s Department of Customer Services (DCS) at email@example.com or 877-858-4804.
Written comments can also be mailed to:
Road Commission for Oakland County
Department of Planning and Environmental Concerns
31001 Lahser Road
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
All comments must be received by RCOC by March 21, 2018.