Program Administration Section

Responsibilities:

Coordinate the administration of local and intercity bus activities within the Comprehensive Transportation Fund for the OPT. Administer the department's motor bus and limousine credentialing duties and safety responsibilities prescribed by Michigan statues for OPT. Administer the Intercity Bus Program and manage all related contracts. Manage contract and specification development for the statewide vehicle procurement program for use by local transit agencies. Some of the specific duties include:

  • monitor, coordinate and process contracts, checklists and payments for all OPT projects, including local bus operating assistance
  • monitor and coordinate project closeout activities
  • administer the year-end reconciliation process
  • administer the CPA audit reconciliation process
  • promulgate annual Local Revenue and Expense Manual
  • promulgate the Audit Guide for Transportation Authorities and Agencies in Michigan in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Treasury
  • conduct state annual motor bus vehicle safety inspections under Act 432
  • certify state annual limousine vehicle safety inspections Under Act 271
  • process state annual motor bus and limousine registrations and renewals
  • develop specifications for vehicles and oversee procurement process for transit vehicles offered on Mi-Deal
  • Monitor Mi-Deal contracts for transit vehicles
  • Oversee the Intercity Bus Program including facility oversight; monitoring of vehicle procurement, disposal and utilization; procurement of vehicle and contract administration