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Transportation Resources

Asset Management Reports
Reports detailing road conditions and maintenance priorities for each county in Northwest Michigan.

A Citizen’s Guide to Transportation Planning
Explains the transportation planning process and transportation issues in our region. Glossaries, contact information, regional transportation-related statistics, and other information to help citizens get involved in the transportation planning process.

A Framework for Transportation in Northwest Michigan
Developed as part of the Framework for Our Future: A Regional Prosperity Plan for Northwest Michigan, the Transportation Framework includes information that can serve as a compilation of best practices to help local decisionmakers and stakeholders who would like to address the issues identified in the Framework to meet their communities’ transportation needs.  

Getting to Work: A Resource Guide for Employers and Commuters
The report outlines the benefits of smart commuting; identifies several existing Federal, State, and local programs; and provides a guide to action for three potential end users: Employers, Employees, and Processors/Human Resource. 

Getting Back on Track: Uncovering the Potential for Trains in Traverse City
A report exploring the potential for passenger rail in Traverse City. It explains why and how the 11-miles of old freight tracks could be repaired for a seasonal tourist-focused shuttle.

Grand Vision Mobility Management Plan & Coordination Strategies
It provides an assessment of the region's existing local infrastructure and opportunities, and develops an action strategy for implementation of alternative approaches. 

The Grand Vision Transportation Roadmap
The Grand Vision Transportation Reports are catalogued by task. The Roadmap includes a description of each of the tasks.

Land Information Access Association Trail Towns: Capturing Trail Based Tourism – A Manual for Communities in Northern Michigan
A resource for communities interested in exploring the trail town concept. The manual covers design concepts, economic considerations, planning recommendations, and more.

Michigan Association of Planning
Provides resources, educational content, and training to interested citizen stakeholders and planners. MAP is a chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).

Michigan Department of Transportation
MDOT is responsible for the construction, improvement and maintenance of the state highway system, transportation planning for the state, and administering state and federal transportation programs.

Northwest Michigan Ride Share Connection
Northern Michigan Ride connects commuters for ride sharing to work, activities, and more throughout the Northwest Michigan region.

Planning for Pathways: An Implementation Resource of the New Designs for Growth Guidebook  

Accessing Healthcare: Non-Emergency Transportation

Transportation Improvement Plan

Networks Northwest always proves to be a valued resource for our local government planning efforts. No organization does a better job of convening partners, promoting collaboration, and reporting on the data than does Networks Northwest
- Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner