Priority Setting & Plan Development
The first round of public and stakeholder engagement activities focused on gathering public and stakeholder input to develop a long-range transportation vision in Michigan and on setting priorities for the Michigan Mobility 2045 Plan (MM2045). The process began in January 2019 and was completed in April 2019.
In the second round of public and stakeholder engagement activities, MDOT gathered public comment on initial findings identified during visioning workshops, obtained public and stakeholder input to inform MM2045, and solicited comments on the Draft MM2045 Plan.
MM2045 Plan development began in May 2019 and concluded in July 2021, with a public comment period through the month of August 2021, and final Plan adoption in November 2021.
- Attitudes and Perceptions (A&P) Surveys: A&P Surveys were conducted by a professional polling firm and included telephone calls, mailed questionnaires, and online forms.
- MetroQuest: The interactive, online survey tool shared general information about the Michigan Mobility 2045 Plan and guided identification of transportation priorities, illustrated the tradeoffs that occur when choosing one priority over another, and gathered general public input.
- Telephone Town Hall Meetings: Telephone calls were made to a set number of potential participants to join a conference call and learn about a specific topic, ask questions, and offer comments.
- Social Media: Social media posts and advertisements directed users to engagement opportunities like MetroQuest, the project website, and online surveys.
Outreach activities were tailored to capture the needs of individuals from different cultures, underserved populations, disabled populations, Limited English Proficiency (LEP) groups, minorities, Native Americans, the elderly, and low-income populations.