ANN ARBOR, MI — (Abstract to Article from Ann Arbor.com by Ryan Stanton)
According to AnnArbor.com, billions of dollars worth of transportation projects in Washtenaw County made the list as the Southeasten Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) adopted new regional plans. The general assembly of SEMCOG voted Thursday to adopt both the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan and the 2014-17 Transportation Improvement Plans for Southeastern Michigan. Although some transportation projects were identified ranging from $100,000 to $800,000 in costs, other more costly items funding was excluded, such as $13.7 million for commuter rail operations between Ann Arbor and Howell and btween Ann Arbor and Detroit, along with connecting bus services. Overall, 25 years worth of projects were identified and approved for funding along with the areas four-year plan, which should have a significant impact on the region for years to come.