The Rural Task Force Program provides federal dollars to rural counties with a population under 400,000 (78 out of 83 counties). These dollars must be spent in their geographic areas and both road and transit capital projects are eligible. The money is provided within two funding sources:

Surface Transportation Program (STP) Rural for improving the federal aid system; and Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Category D for building an all-season network.

All project selection is through the Rural Task Force which is comprised of equal representation from the county road commission, the cities and villages under 5,000 population within the county, and the rural transit provider.

Rural Task Force #11 Transportation Improvement Plan – drafted 11/30/2017

Rural Task Force Meeting – December 21, 2017, 10:00 AM, Chippewa Co. Road Commission Office, 3949 S. Mackinac Trail, Sault Ste. Marie, MI  49783

Mackinac County Local RTF Meeting – November 28, 2017, 3:30 PM, MCRC Offices, 706 State Street, St. Ignace, MI  49781

Rural Task Force Meeting – June 29, 2017, 10:30 AM, EUP Regional Planning Offices, 1118 E. Easterday Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI  49783

Rural Task Force Meeting – March 27, 2017, 10:00 AM, EUP Regional Planning Offices, 1118 E. Easterday Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI  49783

Chippewa County Local RTF Meeting – March 3, 2017 , 9:00 AM, CCRC Offices, 3949 S. Mackinac Trail, Sault Ste. Marie, MI  49783

Luce County Local RTF Meeting – January 24, 2017, 10:00 AM, LCRC Offices, 423 W. McMillan Ave., Newberry, MI  49868


Chippewa County

Rob Laitinen, Manager Phone: 906.635.5295

Luce County

Stan Ronquist, Manager Phone: 906.293.5741

Mackinac County

Dirk Heckman, Manager Phone: 906.643.7333


Peter Paramski, Director Phone: 906.632.2898

Chippewa Luce Mackinac Community Action Agency

Tanya Van Midde, Transit Manager Phone: 906.632.3363

MDOT Superior Region

Vince Bevins, Planner Phone: 906.786.1800

DeTour Village

Marilyn McGuire, Clerk Phone: 906.297.5471

City of St. Ignace

Les Therrian, City Manager Phone: 906.643.9671


The Small Urban Program provides federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding to areas with a urbanized population of 5,000 to 49,999. Road and transit capital projects are eligible for STP funds.