The Oakland County Federal Aid Task Force, which selects projects to receive federal road funding in the county, will conduct a Task Force/Funding Committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be conducted virtually via conference call.
The public is invited to attend the meeting via conference call and offer input on agenda items. Anyone interested can listen to the meeting and offer comments by calling 810-337-8118. They should then enter conference ID number 978 589 449# (must include the # sign).
The committee is responsible for selecting road-improvement projects to receive federal road funds anticipated to come to Oakland County in coming years. 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 2024 federal road funds coming to the county. The projects must be on roads that are eligible for federal road funds and under Road Commission, city or village jurisdiction in Oakland County. For 2024, the committee anticipates approximately $18.9 million being available 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.
Information can be found online in the agenda packet (https://www.rcocweb.org/315/Oakland-CountyFederal-Aid-Committee-FAC).