The Downtown Pontiac Transportation Assessment project cannot and will not address all of Pontiac's problems. However, it will focus on addressing past physical and transportation planning mistakes by preparing and substantiating a detailed transportation connectivity plan to enhance the livability and viability of Downtown Pontiac and surrounding neighborhoods, including a clear implementation plan that will identify short-, medium-, and long-term steps, responsible parties, and potential funding sources. Furthermore, the plan will engage relevant agencies to ensure any plans meet all performance measures required for implementation.
Several goals and conceptual plans for altering the physical configuration of Pontiac's transportation network were adopted through the 2008 Master Plan and 2001 Updated Downtown Development Plan and other documents.
The purpose of the Downtown Pontiac Transportation Assessment project is to study various alternatives, recommend an alternative, and develop more detailed plans to move these goals closer to implementation.