The Michigan Avenue Corridor Study is a planning study to evaluate a wide range of transit options to connect Wayne and Washtenaw counties with safe, modern and efficient public transportation services.

The Michigan Avenue Corridor Study represents a crucial early step by the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) to develop reliable, higher quality transit between Detroit and Ann Arbor, including Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (Metro) Airport.

The Michigan Avenue Corridor Study will be accomplished using a transparent and inclusive public engagement process. The RTA has also established a Policy and a Technical Committee of local experts to advise.

The primary goals of the Michigan Avenue Corridor Study are to:

  • Determine any necessary transit improvements to better meet the needs of travelers between Detroit, Ann Arbor, intermediate communities, and Metro Airport,
  • Support the long-term transportation and land use vision of communities, major institutional stakeholders, employers and transportation providers along Michigan Avenue, Washtenaw Avenue, and connections to Metro Airport.
  • Identify the best transit solutions to develop as a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for inclusion in the RTA’s Regional Master Transit Plan and in the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) long range transportation plan.
  • Prepare environmental analysis and request for federal funding with a State of Michigan Match.