In brief

Bay Region to host state long-range plan visioning session

FLINT — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is developing a new state long-range transportation plan (SLRTP), known as Michigan Mobility 2045 (MM 2045), that will establish a vision and priorities for transportation in Michigan for 25 years.

The MDOT Bay Region is hosting two meetings in a series of in-person statewide visioning sessions. Staff will be on hand to gather input today (March 14), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farmer’s Market at 300 East First St. in Flint.

The visioning session will provide the public and key stakeholders a collaborative context for informing engagement methods and establishing transportation priorities. The public is encouraged to share input on the best methods for outreach to marginalized communities, including environmental justice, Americans with disabilities, and tribal governments.

With advance notice of seven days, accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and/or limited English-speaking ability, and persons needing auxiliary aids or services of interpreters, signers, readers, or large print. Call 517-335-4381.

The public can view the public and stakeholder participation plan, provide comments, and get information on these sessions at www.MichiganMobility.org. Public comments also can be sent to MDOTMichiganMobility@ Michigan.gov or shared with MDOT’s social media sites at www.facebook.com/ MichiganDOT or www.twitter.com/MichiganDOT.G.G.

Transportation to be discussed at meeting

FLINT — The Genesee County Metropolitan Alliance will have a meeting on March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Willard P. Harris Auditorium, third floor, Genesee County Administration Building, 1101 Beach St.

This public meeting is an opportunity for you to review and comment on the following items: a proposed amendment to the FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP lists federally funded transportation projects eligible for funding under Title 23 as amended, or Federal Transit Act funds.

These projects will be reviewed for Air Quality Conformity and Environmental Justice requirements. This opportunity for the public to review and comment on the amendment complies with the intent of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. This public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comment on the TIP is being used to satisfy the public input requirements of the Section 5307 transit Program of Projects.

The proposed amendment is available for public review and comment at the address below. Call for office hours. Comments may be made in person or by mail, phone, fax or e-mail. The Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission will furnish reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities upon request. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids for services or persons with Limited English Proficiency should contact the Planning Commission by writing or calling the following:

Sharon Gregory, Lead Planner Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission 1101 Beach Street, Room 223, Flint, MI 48502, 810-257-3010

Michigan Relay Center: Dial 711 or 1-800-649- 3777. — G.G.

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