Michigan Statewide Transit Study - Regional Workshop in Muskegon

On behalf of Michigan 2-1-1/Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW) and the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Passenger Transportation, the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC) and the KFH Group invite you to participate in the Michigan Statewide Transit Study. This study is looking at regional gaps in mobility, particularly for people with limited transportation options such as veterans, older adults, individuals with disabilities, and people with lower incomes. The study is also identifying actions that can be taken by local transportation providers and Michigan 2-1-1 to increase regional mobility.

This study builds upon the Governor’s Regional Prosperity Initiative that established ten regions to create a better structure for collaboration. Outreach efforts for the Michigan Statewide Transit Study will be based on these regions, and the coordinated mobility plans that will result from the study will be based geographically on the Governor’s Regional Prosperity Regions. In addition, the study incorporates work between MDOT and regional planning agencies on regional transit mobility in support of Governor Snyder’s Special Message to the Legislature on the topic of aging, “Making Michigan a Great Place to Live Well and Age Well”.

Input from a wide range of stakeholders is a key component in the study. Ten regional workshops have been scheduled across the State, and we hope you can join us at the events that are most appropriate to your services or interests. At these workshops you’ll have the opportunity to discuss transportation needs in the region and provide your thoughts on potential strategies, projects, and services to improve regional mobility. Please follow this link to the project website where you will find details on these workshops and can register to attend – Please register at least one week before a workshop.

Please note the following details for the workshop for the counties of Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa. However, you must go to the website link to register to attend.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Grand Valley State Univ., Michigan Alternative & Renewable Energy Center (MAREC)
200 Viridian Drive, Auditorium, Second Floor
Muskegon, MI 49440

We encourage you to forward this e-mail to others that may have interest in the Michigan Statewide Transit Study and in the upcoming workshops.

If you are unable to attend a workshop we hope that you can stay involved in the planning process through the project website. Please see the “Feedback” tab to provide your input through a short survey.

Your assistance in this effort is critical, and we look forward to working with you on the Michigan Statewide Transit Study. In the meantime please see the “Contacts” page on the project website and let us now if you have any questions or need additional information.

Date Sep. 16 2015

Time 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Venue 200 Viridian Drive, Auditorium, Second Floor
Muskegon, + Google Map