Twin Cities Area Transportation Study

Representing the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph Urbanized Area

In 1981, then Michigan Governor William Milliken designated the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission (SWMPC) as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) responsible for fulfilling all federally required transportation planning requirements in the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph Urbanized Areas.

The Twin Cities Area Transportation Study (TwinCATS) represents the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph Urbanized Area

Members of these two organizations, such as cities, townships, villages, counties, public transit agencies, the airport authority, and the road department appoint representatives to serve on the following sub-committees, who then provide local, state, and federal input toward the development of essential transportation planning services that SWMPC relies on for guidance:

  • The Technical Advisory Committee is comprised of planners, engineers, transit operators, and local units of government. This committee provides technical assistance to SWMPC staff and makes recommendations to the Policy Committee on potential actions.  

  • The Policy Committee is comprised of representatives from similar agencies as the Technical Advisory Committee and is responsible for establishing transportation policies, overseeing the planning process, and providing a forum for cooperative decision-making.

2023-2026 Approved Projects/TIP

2023 Obligation Report


Major Planning Documents