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Why We Do It


Metropolitan Transportation Plans (MTPs) establish a long-range vision for improvements in our transportation systems and infrastructure. They consider and incorporate everything from biking and pedestrian trails (non-motorized), to traffic congestion and public transit.

Mid-Michigan is at the intersection of major highways, rail lines, trail systems, waterways, and an international airport, all of which affect our economy, the environment, and the safety and accessibility of our community members. The MTP plays a critical role in guiding transportation projects that will integrate these characteristics and concerns.


Moving Mid-Michigan is the Greater Lansing region's 25-year outlook on the specific transportation needs in our area. As a cohesive community, we are always looking to move our people, move forward, and move in the right direction. 



Economic Vitality & Development

Safety, Security, & Reliability

Accessibility, Connectivity, & Mobility

Equitable Access

Improved Quality of Life

Environment Conservation

Efficiency & Congestion Reduction

Maintain & Preserve Infrastructure

Stormwater Control

Travel & Tourism


A complete list of goals and objectives

can be found here.

Vision Statement

With an engaged community, equitably provide and maintain a sustainable multi‐modal transportation system for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods throughout the Tri-County region.


Enhance the connectivity within the region by establishing an economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable transportation system that offers viable travel choices, enhances public health, and fosters regional inter‐jurisdictional cooperation.

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