Coordinated strategies help reduce safety concerns, provide better and more efficient travel systems, and improve the overall travel experience in Southeast Michigan.
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) was signed into law in July 2012, authorizing and funding the federal surface transportation policy and programs for two years. MAP-21 expedites project delivery, establishes policies to improve freight movement, and consolidates a number of highway programs across federal highway, transit, and safety programs. MAP-21 expired on September 30, 2014; a continuing resolution extends the law through May 31, 2015. SEMCOG’s role continues to be performing the necessary transportation planning and directing the use of those funds in Southeast Michigan. Click on the links below for more information about MAP-21.
MAP-21: Federal Transportation Bill
2012 Federal Surface Transportation Legislation Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) (pdf, 153KB)
Transportation Alternatives Program: SEMCOG to distribute $5 million annually
Transportation is vital to every aspect of our economy and personal lives. Highways, transit systems, railroads, and other modes of transportation serve to knit our region together and connect it with the nation and the world. SEMCOG has a vital role in the transportation planning process as the region’s federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).
Operating and maintaining a first-class transportation system is very expensive, so funding is always a critical priority. SEMCOG is in the forefront of many aspects of transportation funding, including financial forecasting, researching innovative ways to pay for needed improvements, and ensuring that adequate funding is available for proposed projects.