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Regional and State Transportation Planning

Transportation planning takes place at all levels of government. This page lists local, regional, state and federal planning efforts that are relevant to Ann Arbor but fashioned outside the walls of City Hall. If you are looking for information on City-directed efforts, they can be found on the Local Transportation Projects page.

Plans in Progress

Federally required transportation plans are designated to be continuously updated.  The planning process is comprehensive, so there may be opportunities to comment on them or get involved in the planning effort.

Plans in Place

Local transportation planning is shaped by plans and regulations at the regional, state and federal levels.  Some of these resources are listed below:

Updated July 25, 2011

This page is maintained by the Systems Planning Unit and is updated regularly.  If you experience any technical difficulties or have suggestions regarding this site, contact the webmaster.


Additional Transportation Information

Commuter Railcar Press Conference
June 14, 2013


Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (WATS): multijurisdictional Washtenaw County transportation planning agency.


 Southeast Michigan Council of Governmentsa regional planning partnership. 

 Michigan Department of Transportation

 Moving You Forward: a Washtenaw County transit vision


Washtenaw and Livingston Line Rail Project

Ann Arbor-Detroit Regional Rail Project 


Michigan State Rail Plan: setting state policy for passenger and freight rail transportation

 MDOT High Speed Rail

Midwest Regional Rail System


Eli Cooper, AICP

Transportation Program Manager, (734) 794-6430 ext 43710

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