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The Oakland County Federal Aid Committee, which selects projects to receive federal road funding in the county, will hold a special meeting Tuesday, May 11, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be conducted virtually via conference call.
The public is invited to virtually attend the meeting and offer input on agenda items. Anyone interested can listen to the meeting and offer comments by calling 810-337-8118. They should then enter conference ID number 647 680 261# (must include the # sign).
The committee is made up of representatives of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), SMART (the suburban bus system) and all communities in the county.
During the meeting, the committee will discuss the distribution of an additional $8.2 million provided through the federal government’s Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP) and the 2021 COVID-Relief HIP. Funds will be allocated for projects beginning in 2022.
Projects are selected based on an objective point system. All projects that are submitted are rated and ranked based on the point system, which takes into account safety considerations, traffic volumes, traffic operations, cost and other factors.
Information can be found on-line in the agenda packet (https://www.rcocweb.org/315/Oakland-CountyFederal-Aid-Committee-FAC).