Planners seek public input on Lansing region's transportation future

Sep 25, 2014

What are the Lansing area’s future transportation needs? Three times this week, that’s been the topic of public forums in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. The Tri County Regional Planning Commission is holding a fourth forum this evening in Lansing.

Transportation is one of the commission’s top responsibilities.  It ensures that a federally mandated planning process is used to determine future projects. This week’s meetings are part of that process.

Tri-County planning officials say its “Regional 2040” plan will identify how nearly $4-billion in transportation funding will be spent in the three counties over the next quarter century.

Current State speaks with Susan Pigg, Executive Director of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, and Julie Powers, Executive Director of the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council and a green transportation advocate.