The Oakland County Federal Aid Task Force, functions as a policy group which establishes the general guidelines for the process of allocating federal aid to projects. No specific legislation mandates the existence of the Task Force. The members consist of all cities, townships and villages in Oakland County along with the Road Commission for Oakland County, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Suburban Mobile Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART). The Task Force meets on an annual basis, usually in the first week of October.

 

Q. How does the Task Force score road projects?

There are three funding categories, each of which has their own scoring system:

Road Funding Category
STP Surface Transportation Program
TEDF-C Transportation Economic Development Fund Category C
RRR Resurfacing, Restoration and Rehabilitation

Q. How was this scoring system established?

A group of engineers, planners and local officials in Oakland County established these scoring systems after determining that projects funded should not be political in nature, but objective with safety being the number one priority. Oakland County's model for project rating has actually been recommended for nationwide use by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).