Michigan Department of Transportation

Speed Limit Increases Signed Into Law

Jan 5, 2017
WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder is letting Michigan drivers go a little faster. Snyder signed a package of bills Thursday that will, among other things, raise the speed limit on certain roads to 75-miles per hour. 

WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) broke its own rule on road safety studies. That’s according to a new report from the Michigan auditor general’s office. 

Andy Robins / WMUK

The City of Kalamazoo can and should improve the way that people travel through it. That’s the message of the Complete Streets Coalition, a grassroots group that’s recently been holding rallies around the city.

In particular, members say the city’s one-way streets confuse people and push traffic into neighborhoods. WestSouthwest spoke with Complete Streets members Jim Ferner and Laura Livingstone-McNelis about what the group hopes to see change.


"LANSING – The Michigan Department of Transportation, responding to criticism from lawmakers and taxpayers after the Free Press reported the state agency is paying more than $1 million a year to lease railcars it can’t even use, is finalizing an agreement to halt the payments on Sept. 30, according to the state’s top rail official." (Detroit Free Press)

MPRN

The Michigan Department of Transportation is close to re-negotiating a deal on leased rail cars that are sitting un-used in a state lot. 

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