The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is asking for public comments on a series of 21 technical report white papers related to the revision of the state's long-range transportation plan.

The first technical report is titled Goals, Objectives and Performance Measures and is available online at or in printed form by request. MDOT staff produced the eight-page report to analyze public attitudes and perceptions, continued support by Michigan residents for transportation goals, and the department's use of performance measures to provide data on the condition and performances of Michigan's publicly owned transportation system.

The department is revising the state's long-range transportation plan, MI Transportation Plan: Moving Michigan Forward, in order to maintain the 20-year planning horizon required by federal transportation planning regulations. Since reauthorization of the federal highway program could change the requirements, and since such legislation is still pending in Congress, the revision will be an interim step to keep the plan current. A full update will be scheduled at a future time in response to any new requirements that may result from federal reauthorization.

Comments or requests for printed copies of technical reports may be submitted via email to Bob Parsons, MDOT public involvement and hearings officers, at or by phone 517-373-9534.