MDOT Seeking Comment on Transportation Plan

Public comment is being sought by the Michigan Department of Transportation on its draft 2020-2024 transportation program.

The draft calls for MDOT to invest $20 million to support three Amtrak routes in Michigan in 2020.

MDOT would also spend $45 million for maintenance and capital improvements on the state-owned Kalamazoo-Dearborn corridor used by Amtrak’s  Chicago-Pontiac (Detroit) Wolverine Service trains.

A portion of that route is also used by Amtrak’s Chicago-Port Huron Blue Water.

Other rail projects mentioned in the plan include safety projects to reduce risks at grade crossings, including warning device enhancements and crossing eliminations.

Comments are being accepted through Aug. 30 with the State Transportation Commission expected to approve the final plan in October.

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