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January 16, 1975 - Image 10

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Page Ten.


Thursday, January 16, 1975

Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, January 16, 1975



onight is our
Chance to Review
A Proposed Regional
Transportation Plan for
Southeast Michigan.
A public hearing on transportation - the final in a series of eight throughout
Southeast Michigan - will take place tonight in Washtenaw County.
It will be an opportunity for citizens and elected officials to see, hear and
inquire about a proposed plan for the development of our region's highway
network and public transportation network.
Th lnwsdvlpdb h otes ihgnCuclo oenet (SEMOOG). It is the product of several years of thorough study and analysis by
SEMCOG staff, local elected officials who represent their communities ins
SEMCOG, and county and local planners who work with SEMCOG.
At the hearing, SEMCOG officials will present the highway-transit plan with
visuals, maps and related materials. After you have seen the plan, you will have
an opportunity to ask questions about it. You will be able to find out what benefits
are in itnfor you and your community as well as all of Washtenaw County.
Also on hand at the hearing will be officials of the Southeastern Michigan
Transportation Authority (SEMTA), the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Urban Area
Transportation Study (UATS), Barton and Aschman Planning Consultants, and ,.", ;.
the Michigan Department of State Highways and Transportation. They will4
answer specific questions about public transportation and state highwayk
development in SEMCOG's recommended plan.
A Chance to Influencea4
The hearing will give citizens a chance to influence the plan. Hearing
transcripts will go back to SEMCOG and their contents will be considered for
possible modifications of the plan.
Importance of Hearing
The hearing is important because government agencies such as the U.S.
Department of Transportation and the Michigan Department of State Highways
and Transportation want to know what you think about the plan.
Equally important, the hearing is needed because it will explore a
highway and public transportation system that could have long-range meaning
to all of Southeast Michigan's 4.8 million people.
If adopted, SEMCOG's transportation plan would become a regional guideline
for city, township, county and state government. As the governments
involved develop highways, public transit and related s 2
,.. . . . .services in Southeast Michigan, they would PACKAR ()ECORSE

be encouraged to act within the framework WILLOW RUN
of the adopted regionwide plan. _IAIRPORT
" M 1.94 _ NSiVIEDR. L
The plan Is important. See for N.OSERICEADR
yourselfat the public hearingrR.1AK
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To make sure that everyone who SEMCOG
wishes has a chance to comment or The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is a volun-
ask questions on the plan, the fo- tary association of local governmerts in Southeast Michi-
eac guidelines will be used at gan. Through long-range planning, its purpose is to offer
each heaing.and explore alternatives for sound development' of the
W ASHTENAW COUNTY * All written statements will be ac- region in the years ahead. SEMCOG is supported by dues
cepted and entered into the from member governments, as well as state and federal
PU LC H A I Grecord funds.
PUBLIC HEARING ."Oral summaries of written state-d
ments should not exceed three Officers
On* Questions should be stated Homer Case, Chairman Conrad L. Mallett, 1st Vice-Chairman
clearly and as briefly as possible. Supervisor, Bloomfield Township Commissioner, Wayne County
Proposed 1990 Regional Transportation Plan . Questions should relate only to David H. Shepherd, 2nd Vice-Chairman
SEMCOG's 1990 Regional Trans. Mayor, City of Oak Park
portation Plan.
THURSDAY, JAN. 16,1975,7:30 P.M.



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