Grand Valley Metropolitan Council is an
alliance of governmental units in the West Michigan area
GVMC hosted the second public meeting for the FY2014-2017 TIP - On Monday, April 29, Grand Valley Metropolitan Council held its second public meeting for the draft FY2014-2017 TIP. The purpose of this meeting was to solicit input on the entire FY2014-2017 TIP Document and to detail the findings of the Environment Justice Review GVMC performed on the FY2014-2017 list of projects.
GVMC Holds Street Summit - Monday, April 8, a crowd of over 40 legislators, business representatives, local government officials, and media representatives convened at the Kent County Road Commission for a Street Summit. The event was a joint endeavor by State Rep. Rob VerHeulen, Grand Valley Metro Council, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Kent County Road Commission, The Rapid, and local officials. GVMC Executive Director, John Weiss, explained “The Summit’s intent is to bring into focus the deteriorating condition of area roads. In order for West Michigan to prosper, quality roads are imperative. Rather than advocating for a particular funding method, the message we are sending is Just Fix the Roads.” House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee Chair and former City of Walker Mayor, Rob VerHeulen co-sponsored the event.
The Summit kicked off at 9:30 a.m. at the Kent County Road Commission with presentations from Steve Warren, of the Kent County Road Commission, and Eric DeLong, Grand Rapids Deputy City Manager. The conclave then embarked for a two-hour tour of the “Good, Bad, and Hardly Passable” of area roads during which business representatives stressed the importance of road condition for commerce.
The Summit wrapped up at 11:45 back at the road commission for a roundtable discussion and luncheon catered by Johnny Braan of Braan’s Kitchen 67.
Additional $3.7 Million in Carryover Funding Received
for Projects - MDOT recently informed Grand Valley Metropolitan
Council that $3.7 million in carryover funding from previous years was
available to the MPO for FY2013 projects.
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Transportation Programming Study Group will meet in the near future to determine a project list for FY2014, should additional funding become available.
Federally Required Public Comment Period for the FY2014-2017 TIP Has Begun - The Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (GVMC) Draft Fiscal Year 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) project lists are available for public comment. The TIP document describes transportation projects for the next four years. Specific projects include road resurfacing, road reconstruction, bridge replacement, intersection improvements, intelligent transportation system upgrades, as well as non-motorized and transit-related projects.* The draft TIP project lists and a corresponding map are available at www.gvmc.org/transportation/tip.shtml or at GVMC’s office.
A public meeting to discuss the draft project lists is scheduled for:
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
If you are unable to attend, written comments will be accepted through Thursday, April 18, 2013. Please send comments to Darrell Robinson by mail (address above), fill out our online comment form here, or call (616) 776-7609. To download an official comment form, please click here.
To view the list of deficient projects considered for improvement
during the TIP development process, please click here.
To view the list in map form, please click here.
At the February 7 GVMC Board Meeting, Metro Council
staff gave the FY 2011/2012 Annual Report Presentation and reviewed the
Legislative Update on PPT Reform. Our work continues……..(click here)
City-County Consolidations: Promises Made, Promises Kept? (click here) Professor Kurt Thurmaier, Division of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University
Special Transportation Funding Meeting - For the past several months a small group of the Legislative Committee and transportation specialists have been meeting to discuss ideas for the future funding of our transportation system. GVMC along with the Grand Rapids Chamber and West Michigan Policy Forum all agree that stable funding for Michigan’s transportation system is top priority for our state. On November 27th from 10:00 to noon, Roger Safford and representatives of MDOT will be meeting with us to present the latest information and plans for funding our current and future transportation needs.
The meeting will be held at the Grand Rapids Township Hall, 1836 East Beltline NE.
Grand River Sediment Survey - NTH Consultants, Ltd. (NTH) has prepared this Phase II environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Report on an approximately 1.5-mile long stretch of the Grand River immediately north of the 4th Street dam. The Phase II ESA was conducted on behalf of the Grand Rapids Whitewater Association. The Phase II ESA was performed under the Brownfield Assessment Grant that the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (GVMC) received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Click here to view the full report.
GVMC Executive Director John Weiss presented the proposed 2012-13 GVMC budget at its August 2nd Board Meeting. Final Board approval is scheduled for Thursday, September 6, 2012 after the Public Hearing 8:30 a.m., Kent County Building, 300 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI. To review the proposed budget click here.
Printed copies of the budget are available at the GVMC offices at 678, Front Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.
2035 Michigan Transportation Plan Revision – help drive Michigan’s Transportation Future! From 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14 at the Grand Rapids MDOT Transportation Service Center (2660 Leonard St., NE) the Michigan Dept. of Transportation will be holding a public meeting to gain input to help revise its long-range plan. The open house will feature a brief presentation at 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Click here for more information.
Grand Valley Metropolitan Council
678 Front St NW, Suite 200 • Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504.
Phone: (616) 77-METRO (776-3876)• Fax: (616) 774-9292