On July 26th, the State Transportation Commission (STC) approved language that strengthens the Complete Streets Policy. A couple of weeks ago, the League submitted suggestions on strengthening the draft policy put forward by the STC. The biggest change from the draft policy is that MDOT is now required to work with local road agencies. The original language had stated that MDOT “may” work with local road agencies that are undertaking road or bridge projects with federal funds. The language now states that MDOT “shall”. Read the final Complete Streets Policy HERE. An overview of more of the changes made can be viewed HERE.
Jason Mancini works for the Michigan Municipal League handling transportation issues. He can be reached at 517-908-0303 or by email at [email protected]