Oakland County Federal Aid Task Force Annual Meeting

The Oakland County Federal Aid Task Force, which oversees the process of awarding federal transportation funds to specific road projects within Oakland County, will conduct its annual meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. and will take place at the Madison Heights Fire Department Headquarters, 31313 Brush Street in Madison Heights (just north of 13 Mile Road and west of John R Road).

At the meeting, the Task Force will nominate and elect five members of the Task Force Funding Committee. The elections are necessary due to the completion of the terms of the previous members.

No project selection decisions will be made at this meeting. The Task Force’s Funding Committee typically selects road projects in February that will receive federal funding to be awarded four years in the future. The Committee uses an objective point system to rank submitted projects, determining which will receive funding.

Other agenda items for the meeting include:

  • The Task Force will issue a call for projects to compete for the approximately $15 million in federal funds to be available in the county in 2016.
  • The Task Force will review a recommendation of from its Technical Committee to revise the criteria used in the process of selecting major road reconstruction projects to receive federal funding
  • The Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) will make a presentation regarding the region’s long-range transportation plan.

The Task Force is made up of representatives of all communities in the county as well as the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART).

For more information about the Federal Aid Task Force, visit the committee’s Web site, www.oaklandfac.org.

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