and MAP have long collaborated on various projects, from the jointly offered Access Management training program, to MAP's role as co-chair of the Transportation Summit - Land Use Action Team (LUAT), to MAP's participation in the development of the MDOT Long Range Transportation Plan, which was adopted in June 2007. These early endeavors served as the bedrock for a sustained and successful relationship.
MAP was appointed to the MDOT executive task force charged with overseeing the implementation recommendations of the Long Range Transportation Plan, and identifying strategies to advance the plan.
In 2007, MDOT committed funding ($150,000 over two years) to support the LUAT's Development Impact Study (DIS) project. The LUAT has continued to meet since the completion of the Transportation Summit initiative and over the last year developed a Request for Proposal (RFP) to create the DIS. The study will provide a framework which integrates local transportation and land use goals and objectives into a comprehensive and coordinated decision making process. A model planning ordinance, development review process, and guidebook will result from the project. The Americana Foundation also committed funds to the project in 2007, and the project will launch in early 2008. The groundwork for this important project was accomplished this year, and implementation is anticipated in 2008 - 2010.