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MAP-21: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century

Transportation Reauthorization Bill

MAP-21: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century

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 Funding

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.


View Data by County

Livingston County

Transportation Funding Data for Livingston County
Community Annual Amount Road Miles Average Per Mile
Livingston County $12,838,431 1,340.33  $9,579
Brighton   $465,346  29.44 $15,807
Fowlerville $207,751  13.84 $15,011
Howell $576,420  36.64  $15,732
Pinckney
 $150,719  11.37  $13,256

 

Macomb County

Transportation Funding Data for Macomb County
Community Annual Amount Road Miles Average Per Mile
Macomb County $39,087,499 1,667.19 $23,445
Armada $106,664 7.21 $14,794
Center Line $455,088 25.28 $18,002
Eastpointe $1,878,511 98.69 $19,034
Fraser
$772,006 42.60 $18,122
Grosse Pointe Shores  $183,260 13.62 $13,455
Memphis $83,522 6.10 $13,692
Mount Clemens $950,872 53.65 $17,724
New Baltimore $649,778 40.46 $16,060
New Haven $267,715 17.08 $15,674
Richmond $323,998 17.87 $18,131
Romeo $190,979 12.92 $14,782
Roseville $2,896,073 128.67 $22,508
St. Clair Shores $3,501,938 187.17 $18,710
Sterling Heights $7,511,781 349.07 $21,519
Utica $271,524 16.89 $16,076
Warren $8,570,982 413.05 $20,750

 

Monroe County

Transportation Funding Data for Monroe County
Community Annual Amount Road Miles Average Per Mile
Monroe County $10,678,081 1,339.61 $7,971
Carleton $125,538 8.59 $14,614
Dundee $292,200 23.99 $12,180
Estral Beach $47,982 5.86 $8,188
Luna Pier
$104,346 11.45 $9,113
Maybee $54,710 5.16 $10,603
Milan $381,216 25.51 $14,944
Monroe City $1,382,992 82.71 $16,721
Petersburg $88,995 7.74 $11,498
South Rockwood $130,231 11.47 $11,354

 

Oakland County

Transportation Funding Data for Oakland County
Community Annual Amount Road Miles Average Per Mile
Oakland County $62,436,451 2,724.37 $22,918
Auburn Hills $1,393,558 70.52 $19,761
Berkley $877,590 51.58 $17,014
Beverly Hills $651,391 55.29 $11,781
Bingham Farms
$66,167 5.54 $11,944
Birmingham $1,242,671 84.45 $14,715
Bloomfield Hills $307,493 33.41 $9,204
Clarkston $54,822 3.61 $15,186
Clawson
$666,992 39.40 $16,929
Farmington $573,344 33.47 $17,130
Farmington Hills $5,386,333 304.07 $17,714
Ferndale $1,183,418 74.90 $15,800
Franklin
$231,168 28.31 $8,166
Hazel Park $970,475 59.95 $16,188
Holly $359,791 22.60 $15,920
Huntington Woods $370,839 24.75 $14,983
Keego Harbor
$159,242 8.87 $17,953
Lake Angelus $12,072 0.00
Lake Orion $171,931 11.44 $15,029
Lathrup Village $293,921 28.98 $10,142
Leonard
$41,295 3.78 $10,925
Madison Heights $1,755,982 95.51 $18,385
Milford $371,973 24.60 $15,121
Northville $355,409 24.89 $14,279
Novi
$3,476,833 175.16 $19,849
Oak Park $1,645,256 84.29 $19,519
Orchard Lake $152,437 16.86 $9,041
Ortonville $98,156 7.08 $13,864
Oxford
$225,235 15.53 $14,503
Pleasant Ridge $153,504 8.96 $17,132
Pontiac $4,267,394 229.10 $18,627
Rochester $702,427 42.46 $16,543
Rochester Hills
$4,558,837 256.18 $17,795
Royal Oak $3,859,876 211.97 $18,210
South Lyon $574,655 27.70 $20,746
Southfield $5,107,003 246.29 $20,736
Sylvan Lake
$109,477 8.74 $12,525
Troy $5,221,295 322.38 $16,196
Walled Lake $374,572 18.09 $20,706
Wixom $763,032 46.84 $16,290
Wolverine Lake
$253,554 19.31 $13,131

 

St. Clair County

Transportation Funding Data for St. Clair County
Community Annual Amount Road Miles Average Per Mile
St. Clair County $10,636,504 1,551.99 $6,853
Algonac $263,929 19.62 $13,452
Capac $122,186 8.76 $13,948
Emmett $36,265 4.60 $7,884
Marine City
$271,206 19.42 $13,965
Marysville $655,339 47.63 $13,759
Memphis $83,522 6.10 $13,692
Port Huron $2,271,494 134.64 $16,871
St. Clair City $366,077 29.18 $12,545
Yale $123,929 9.75 $12,711

 

Washtenaw County

Transportation Funding Data for Washtenaw County
Community Annual Amount Road Miles Average Per Mile
Washtenaw County $17,465,250 1,649.04 $10,591
Ann Arbor $7,535,530 296.70 $25,398
Barton Hills $12,239 0.00  
Chelsea $320,844 19.01 $16,878
Dexter
$254,905 18.27 $13,952
Manchester $167,613 16.02 $10,463
Milan $381,216 25.51 $14,944
Saline $549,802 34.31 $16,025
Ypsilanti $1,115,640 53.66 $20,791

 

Wayne County

Transportation Funding Data for Wayne County
Community Annual Amount Road Miles Average Per Mile
Wayne County $59,156,233 1,581.39 $37,408
Allen Park $1,762,634 93.39 $18,874
Belleville $219,278 9.96 $18,874
Dearborn $6,525,554 267.25 $24,417
Dearborn Heights
$3,369,027 184.76 $18,235
Detroit $54,202,186 2,570.50 $21,086
Ecorse $550,476 32.72 $16,824
Flat Rock $544,782 29.14 $18,695
Garden City $1,659,191 101.02 $16,424
Gibraltar
$282,990 15.73 $17,990
Grosse Pointe $322,810 18.52 $17,430
Grosse Pointe Farms $569,705 38.25 $14,894
Grosse Pointe Park
$666,738 36.69 $18,172
Grosse Pointe Shores
$183,260 13.62 $13,455
Grosse Pointe Woods
$918,304 55.39 $16,579
Hamtramck $1,185,732 36.76 $32,256
Harper Woods $781,977 44.78 $32,256
Highland Park
$806,585 46.38 $17,391
Inkster $1,483,122 94.66 $15,668
Lincoln Park $2,341,052 115.59 $20,253
Livonia $6,362,787 371.50 $17,127
Melvindale
$572,981 29.79 $19,234
Northville $355,409 24.89 $14,279
Plymouth $524,443 32.29 $16,242
River Rouge $458,987 27.44 $16,727
Riverview
$652,655 34.43 $18,956
Rockwood $179,285 10.99 $16,313
Romulus $1,637,734 113.95 $14,372
Southgate $1,701,182 83.09 $20,474
Taylor
$3,919,497 193.99 $20,205
Trenton $1,026,988 59.21 $17,345
Wayne City
$996,360 57.08 $17,456
Westland $4,771,828 208.82 $22,851
Woodhaven $649,015 34.52 $18,801
Wyandotte $1,580,290 93.66 $16,873

 

Total amount for the SEMCOG region

Transportation Funding Data for Southeast Michigan

Annual Amount Road Miles Average Per Mile
Totals $411,256,179 10,384.78 $19,159

 


FAQs Regarding Road Funding

How many miles of roads are in Michigan and the SEMCOG region?

Michigan maintains just under 122,000 miles of public roads. Only seven states have more miles of roads and only two states (Texas 311,000 and California 172,000) have significantly more road mileage. Michigan has more miles of roads than New York, Florida or Pennsylvania.

The SEMCOG seven-county region has 22,000 miles of public roads. 


How much money is currently spent on our roads?

Currently, the state collects just under $1 billion a year in motor fuel taxes and another $1 billion in vehicle registration fees. The Federal government also provides around $1 billion per year in road funding; this money is used primarily to improve the major roads in the state.

 

Why is my township not listed in the communities above?

County road agencies have jurisdiction over all township roads that are not under state control, such as highways. Counties also have jurisdiction over select roads in cities and villages.  Cities and villages have control over all roads within the municipality that are not controlled by the county or state. 

 

How are state transportation revenues distributed?

Under a formula that was established in 1951: Up to 10 percent of all funds collected can be used for alternative forms of transportation, including transit buses, passenger trains, dial-a-ride and even bicycle and pedestrian travel. Of the remainder, 39 percent is retained by the Michigan Department of Transportation for major transportation projects, 39 percent is distributed to county road agencies, and 22 percent is distributed to city and village road departments.  

 

What determines how much my community receives?

The state funding formula takes into consideration many factors. The most important factor is the number of miles of road under that government’s jurisdiction. However, main roads receive more money than side roads, urban roads receive more than rural roads. Population is taken into consideration along with where vehicles are registered. Even how much snowfall has occurred over the past few years can impact state distributions.

 

How can I identify who has jurisdiction over a particular road?

SEMCOG maintains a road jurisdiction map

 

Developing Regional Solutions
SEMCOG is a regional planning partnership of governmental units serving 4.7 million people in the seven-county region of Southeast Michigan striving to enhance the region's quality of life.