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The Michigan Statewide Transit Study is led by Michigan 2-1-1/Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW), in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Passenger Transportation and a variety of regional and statewide stakeholders.  Michigan 2-1-1 is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization charged with coordinating and managing Michigan’s 2-1-1 service.  2-1-1 is a single source for information and referral to health and human services, community preparedness, and crisis information through an easy-to remember number that is available toll free from anywhere in Michigan, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Michigan 2-1-1 has contracted with the KFH Group -- a planning firm that provides assistance to local, state, and federal organizations to improve public transportation services and has worked with transit systems across Michigan -- to conduct the study.   


This study also incorporates and builds upon several important initiatives.  The Governor’s Regional Prosperity Initiative established ten regions to align a common set of service delivery boundaries and create a better structure for collaboration.   Outreach efforts for the Michigan Statewide Transit Study will be based on these regions, and the coordinated mobility plans that result from the study will be based geographically on the Governor’s Regional Prosperity Regions.  Click on Regional Prosperity Initiative for more information.


In addition, Governor Snyder’s Special Message to the Legislature on the topic of aging, “Making Michigan a Great Place to Live Well and Age Well”, noted that many older adults need regional mobility to remain active and to retain independence and choice.  His message directed MDOT to partner with metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning agencies to work on the issue of regional transit mobility.  The Michigan Statewide Transit Study will build upon work between MDOT and regional planning agencies on documenting what is currently known about regional transit mobility.  Click on Governor’s Special Message on Aging to view a copy of the message.