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      Dept. of Transportation seeks public input on draft 2013-2017 plan

      The Michigan Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on its draft 2013-2017 Five-Year Transportation Program.

      The draft document includes information about MDOT's funding and a list of specific transportation projects planned in each of MDOT's seven regions.

      Comments will be accepted until Jan. 9.

      The document addresses investment strategies, funding assumptions and economic benefits for all types of transportation, including roadways, public transit, rail, air and bicycle.

      The location, description and proposed construction year of more than 400 projects also may be seen on an online interactive map.