The Region 2 Planning Commission is starting on the development of the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan. This is the is the official transportation plan for the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and forms the basis for future transportation funding decisions. The plan identifies transportation-related projects and policies, and is for all transportation modes and facilities – transit, rail, pedestrians, bicycles, freight, roads and vehicles, etc. The last plan was completed 5 years ago, and federal law requires an updated plan every 5 years.

For more information, questions, or comments, please contact Tanya DeOliveira, Transportation Planner at or (517)745-9041.

Travel Demand Model Preliminary Results & Discussion Meeting

A meeting to discuss the results of the Travel Demand Model will be on Thursday, October 19 from 1:30 – 2:30 on Floor 17 at the County Tower Building at 120 West Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI 49201.

Staff from the Region 2 Planning Commission and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) have been working on the results of the travel demand model over the last several months. The travel demand model is a valuable tool used in the transportation planning process to identify road capacity deficiencies on the road system within Jackson County/Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). This information will be presented and used to start the conversation about what roadway expansion projects should (or should not be) considered for the area at the next 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan Steering Committee Meeting. The results of this discussion will ultimately determine what projects are identified on the project list for Federal Eligible Roads.

Please contact Tanya DeOliveira at or 517.745.9041 for more information.

Draft Sections of the Plan:


Goals & Objectives & Performance Measures
Public Participation
Existing Conditions
State Long Range Transportation Plan
Socio-Economic Conditions
Travel Demand Forecasting & Modeling
Recommended Future Projects
Operational & Management Strategies
Transportation System Finances
Final Plan Reviewed March 2018
Final Plan Approve/Adopted May 2018

October 2017 – December 2017
July 2017 – June 2018
August 2017 – December 2017
October 2017 – December 2017
October 2017 – December 2017
October 2017 – December 2017
October 2017 – December 2017
December 2017 – February 2018
February 2018 – March 2018
March 2018 – April 2018
May 2018 – June 2018