Engage/ Public Outreach Program Description

Public involvement is a vital component of the transportation planning process for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and it occurs during all project phases: development, programming, and construction.

Throughout development of this new state long-range transportation plan - Michigan Mobility 2045 - MDOT has been seeking the opinions of a large and diverse group of Michigan residents and stakeholders representing groups with an interest or concern for the state's transportation decision-making process. Why? Because public involvement is integral to the success of the MDOT mission — providing the highest quality integrated transportation services for economic benefit and improved quality of life.

To this end, accomplishing meaningful involvement means making sure the public has a role in every aspect of decision making. This requires a willingness to interact and remain sensitive to the public's preferred means for communicating and valuing public participation in transportation decisions.

Explore the Michigan Mobility 2045 Public & Stakeholder Participation Plan (PSPP) for details on how MDOT extended outreach to a large and diverse group of Michigan residents through multiple engagement opportunities.