Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC) was designated by the Governor as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in 1973, responsible for fulfilling all federally required transportation planning requirements in the Lansing-East Lansing Metropolitan area throughout Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties (Michigan's tri-county region).
TCRPC ensures that existing and future expenditures for transportation planning projects and programs are based on a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive (3-C) planning process. Federal funding for transportation projects and programs in the tri-county area are channeled through the TCRPC. In accordance with federal regulations, TCRPC is required to carry out metropolitan transportation planning in cooperation with the state and operators of publicly owned transit services.
Non-Motorized Advisory Working Group
TCRPC is kicking off the regional Non-Motorized Transportation Plan (NMTP) update with a collaboration of key regional leaders—forming a Non-Motorized Advisory Working Group—tasked with the development and maintenance of a regional non-motorized plan. See what the development schedule and scope of work is for this group by clicking the links below.
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This advisory working group, appointed by Capital Area Regional Transportation Study (CARTS) will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan (NMTP). This plan would identify the priorities of the region in terms of non-motorized travel. Drawing from localized efforts the regional NMTP, they will establish a regional priority network that could be implemented over time. Future non-motorized projects will be drawn from the regional NMTP. The NMTP will also serve as a long-range needs assessment for the non-motorized element in the long range plan. This group will be comprised of a wide variety of representatives from the non-motorized community as well as local engineers and planning staff. The time commitment for this effort is 4-6 meetings per year.
For more information about the Non-Motorized Advisory Working Group, contact Senior Transportation Planner Laura Tschirhart at (517) 393-0342 x 21 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
On June 22nd, the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission approved the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years 2017-2020. The TIP is the region’s short range capital improvements program for roads, pathways, transit and other transportation elements in mid-Michigan’s Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. It includes descriptions of our regional transportation planning process. It includes lists of transportation projects proposed for 2017 through 2020 totaling more than $420 million of transportation system investment in the region.
For more information about the TIP, contact Chief Transportation Planner Jim Snell at (517) 393-0342 or email email@example.com.
Transit Demand and Economic Prosperity Study
The purpose of this study is to determine latent transit demand and the economic impacts of additional transit services for the mid-Michigan area of Clinton Eaton, and Ingham counties. Funded by grants and local match, the study is underway. We anticipate preliminary results by the end of March, 2017. Please contact TCRPC Planners Rachel Elsinga (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jim Snell (email@example.com) for information.
Regional 2040 Transportation Plan
TCRPC's Regional 2040 Transportation Plan was adopted by the Commission on July 29. Please use the left sidebar to access the Plan and Individual chapters. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517-393-0342 to request a printed copy.
• PRESS RELEASE- July 9, 2015 • Results of June Public Forums • Results of September Public Forums
• Travel Demand Model Update • Base Year and Forecast Totals • Population and Employment Forecasts
Interested in Traffic Counts?The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission has an innovative Traffic Count Database System (TCDS) that acts as a regional depository as well as an interactive map tool for current and historical traffic count data collected from the following jurisdictions: Michigan Department of Transportation, Ingham, Clinton & Eaton County Road Commissions, City of Lansing, City of East Lansing, Michigan State University and Delta Township.
Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER)
TCRPC is the responsible agency for coordinating with locals and the Transportation Asset Management Council to conduct PASER ratings for the tri-county area. For PASER ratings and more information visit the Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council. Image below from the TAMC shows the 2015-2014 pavement condition of federal-aid paved roads in theUniversity Region, which includes the Tri-County Region.
Michigan 2015 Roads and Bridges Annual ReportThe Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC) delivered the Michigan 2015 Roads and Bridges Annual Report to the Michigan Legislature and the State Transportation Commission. Michigan Law, MCL 247.659a(9), requires TAMC to file an annual report with the Legislature and State Transportation Commission by May 2 of each year. The report summarizes road and bridge conditions and provides condition projections into the future. The report also provides a synopsis of TAMC program activities and events over the past year.
FY 2016 Annual Listing of Regional Transportation Projects
TCRPC is required under federal law to publish an annual listing of federally funded transportation projects which were obligated in the preceding fiscal year. See FY 2016 Obligated Projects for more information.
News & Information from the Michigan Department of Transportation
There are many common myths and misconceptions about transportation in Michigan, from why MDOT replaces "perfectly good" signs to why current funding levels aren't enough to keep roads and bridges in good condition. Transportation Reality Check takes on some of these myths, and explains why MDOT does things the way they do. Click here for information how your tax dollars at the pump are being used to fund Michigan roads. Click here for information how your tax dollars at the pump are being used to fund Michigan roads.
- MDOT releases estimates of amounts each municipality can expect from the recently passed state road funding legislation. See an estimate of how much your community will receive.
- See MDOT's Non-Motorized Plan & University Region's Non-Motorized Plan