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There are many relevant transportation related plans and studies for the EMCOG 14 county region.   The  links provided below are an attempt to provide easy access to the three Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) plans and studies which includes the Bay City MPO, the Midland MPO, and the Saginaw MPO.  Links to the various associated Transit Agencies are also included.

At the three MPO websites, one will find existing work programs which identify what transportation planning tasks each agency is focusing on for any given Fiscal Year (FY).  Current Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) documents which list the current and future year road, safety, and transit projects which have identified funding available.   Metropolitan Transportation Plans (MTP) can be found (Midland is currently in the process of developing their first MTP) which cover a 20 year planning horizon, and discusses focus areas in each MPO , identified funding sources, known deficiencies in the Federal Aid roadway system, and contains prioritized future transportation projects.

Bay City Area Transportation Study (BCATS)
Bay Metropolitan Transportation Authority (BMTA)

Midland Area Transportation Study (MATS)
Midland Dial-A-Ride
County Connection of Midland

Saginaw Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (SMATS)
Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS)

Additional links are provided to many relevant Michigan Department of Transportation Studies and Plans.

The MDOT Statewide Planning Section contains a link to MDOT Projects and Programs where one can navigate to various state wide plans and studies including but not limited to: the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), the State Long Range Plan (SLRP) and the Five-Year Transportation Program.

The MDOT Local Agency Programs site provides access to various information on both Rural, Urban, Bridge and Enhancement programs.

The MDOT Office of Passenger Transportation administers MDOT's passenger transportation programs, including local transit, intercity bus, rail passenger and for-hire passenger regulation, to provide a safe and balanced statewide network of passenger transportation services to meet the social, safety, and economic well-being of the state.