To safely and efficiently support the movement of people, goods, and services, MDOT recognizes that passengers and freight travel must pass seamlessly along geographic corridors on multiple modes between locations or activity centers within and outside Michigan. The corridor-based analysis provided in previous state long range plans was grounded in the belief that specific corridors serve and support specific economic sectors.
The 2045 SLRTP focuses on a corridor planning and identification process for investment prioritization, which includes the following:
- Identify where economic activity is concentrated
- Make connections between activity centers via the various transportation modes (highways, rail, and intercity transit).
- Identify/classify individual transportation corridors by the types, quantities, and value of flows (commuters, visitors, freight, etc.).
To define the Corridors of Highest Significance, the MM 2045 Plan will draw from the latest available data and will integrate the goals and objectives identified in the Michigan Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP).