WUPPDR has partnered with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to provide regional transportation planning services for over 30 years. WUPPDR has worked in partnership with MDOT to assist in fulfilling a number of federal planning requirements through the Regional Transportation Work Program.
Elements of the Regional Transportation Work Program and their key objectives are as follows:
Highway Performance Monitoring System
WUPPDR coordinates efforts to acquire traffic counts for the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) for sample segments annually.
Technical Assistance to Member Agencies
WUPPDR provides services to local transportation entities to improve existing and new multimodal transportation systems and identify actions to improve the regional transportation system.
WUPPDR provides local coordination and related planning studies for two State Heritage Routes: Copper Country Trail and Iron County Heritage Route.
» To find more on the Copper Country Trail visit www.coppercountrytrail.org
» To find more on the Iron County Heritage Trail please visit www.ironheritage.org
WUPPDR assists MDOT in developing Access Management Corridor Plans, reviewing site plans for new corridor development, and building support for access management. WUPPDR is currently a member of two access management committees, which serve US-41/M-26 in Houghton County and US-2 in Gogebic County.
Rural Safety Planning
WUPPDR assists in conducting rural safety planning forums to increase or create awareness for safety and encourage formation of cross-discipline safety partnerships at the local level.
Non-Motorized Mapping and Investment Planning
WUPPDR regionally coordinates and facilitates non-motorized planning activities for MDOT.
Transit Promotion and Improvement
WUPPDR has developed and maintains the “Get Around the Western U.P.” website (http://www.getaroundwup.org) to provide centralized resources for public and private transit services in the region, including such information as service areas and times, routes, fares, and contacts. The website also has carpooling and non-motorized transportation components.
For information regarding WUPPDR’s Transportation Program please contact:
Jerald Wuorenmaa, Planner
Phone: 906.482.7205 ext. 319
Toll-Free: 800.562.7614 ext. 319