infrastructure

6:19 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Poll Finds Opposition to Raising Taxes for Fixing Roads

Lawmakers are considering proposals to provide more money for road repairs
Lansing The idea of increasing taxes to fix Michigans crumbling roads is unpopular with a majority of state voters, according to a new Detroit News/WDIV (Local 4) poll. The statewide survey of 600 likely voters May 20-22 found 45.5 percent say the state already has enough money to spend on roads, and that the current pot of fuel taxes and vehicle fees needs to be better spent.
7:50 am
Tue May 20, 2014

State Senate Committee to Consider Road Funding Bills Tuesday

House has approved additional $450-million for roads
The Michigan Senate is poised to consider if it's time to spend significantly more maintaining deteriorating roads. A Senate panel on Tuesday will hold a hearing on a House-approved plan to pump $450 million into Michigan's $2.6 billion budget for road projects.
9:42 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Study Finds One in Four Michigan Bridges Need Repair

Kent County ranks sixth state for highest number of structurally deficient bridges
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Millions of motorists traverse at least one of Michigan's 11,000 bridges each day, likely without thinking of those spans' condition. An analysis recently published by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, or MITA, found about one in four bridges are considered either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, making them in need of attention before their condition worsens.
11:23 am
Wed May 7, 2014

House Committees Approve Bills to Boost Road Funding

Bills in the Tax Policy and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees passed with bipartisan support
LANSING - A wide-ranging package of bills that will bring more than $400 million for road repairs passed two House committees this morning. Two bills will shift about $370 million in sales and use tax revenues from the general fund to roads.
7:30 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Governor Snyder to Make Another Push for Road Funding

The road construction industry is also trying to turn up the heat on lawmakers to approve money for road repair
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyders administration is using driver frustration with potholes and the prospect of more roadway craters this spring to try to prod lawmakers into dedicating more money toward fixing roads.

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