Transportation is the key to connecting and moving people, goods and services. Whether it is getting to work by car, biking to the store, or moving freight, transportation is at the forefront of ensuring a high quality of life for the EMCOG region.
At EMCOG, our transportation planning is responsive to the changing social, economic, environmental and demographic conditions of the eastern MI region. Some of the biggest transportation issues currently facing our region are critical infrastructure improvements to our roads and bridges, rural traffic safety, maintaining or increasing mobility and growth in the region, balancing the need for travel with the quality of life in communities, providing accessible travel options, sustainable funding to maintain and expand our transportation system, connecting communities through non-motorized trails and maintaining our environment.
The EMCOG Transportation Planning staff has many responsibilities in the field of transportation planning. These responsibilities are outlined in our annual Transportation Work Program which is prepared and submitted to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Planning staff maintain a close working relationship with MDOT Planning in Lansing as well as all MDOT Regional offices and local Road Commissions.