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Federally Required Public Comment Period for the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan

The Muskegon and Northern Ottawa County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) draft Fiscal 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRPT) is available for public comment.

The draft 2045 LRTP plan is available here.

Written or verbal comments will be accepted through April 1, 2020. Please send comments to Joel Fitzpatrick by mail at 316 Morris Avenue, Suite 340, Muskegon, Michigan 49440 or email to jfitzpatrick@wmsrdc.org or call (231) 722-7878 x 16.  Due to recent actions related to the COVID-19 virus, an in person public comment meeting is not being scheduled.

The MPO is required to produce a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) with, at a minimum, a twenty-year planning horizon. The LRTP includes both long and short-range strategies/actions that lead to the development of an integrated, intermodal transportation system that facilitates safe and efficient movement of people and goods, while addressing current and future transportation demands. Throughout the plan development, deficiencies have been identified on the MPO transportation system and improvements are planned to mitigate those problem areas. This list of projects is included in the plan. WestPlan, as a part of the LRTP development process, is required to seek public comment and input from the public and from agencies that are responsible for environmental protection, historical preservation, natural resource management, transportation services, economic development, human services, land use planning, etc.