Michigan Department of Transportation

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3:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

WMU Launches Transportation Research Center

Transportation Research Center director Jun-Seok Oh speaks at the organization's inaugural meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Officials at Western Michigan University say the work of an institute for studying transportation will be to improve people’s quality of life by giving them more options for how to get around.

The new Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities or TRCLC is one of 33 centers around the country created with grant money from the US Department of Transportation. The TRCLC will have about a $3 million budget to work with annually.

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7:38 am
Wed February 19, 2014

State May Pay for Pothole Damage, but Rules are Strict

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Pothole must be on a state trucking line, such as an interstate highway
The Michigan Department of Transportation has a claims process for people suffering from pothole-related car repairs, but there are some strict restrictions, leaving few drivers eligible for payments because of how quickly potholes develop.
2:39 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Wi-Fi to be available on Amtrak rides

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The Michigan Department of Transportation is shelling out a million dollars to allow riders to surf the web. A spokesman for M-DOT says the cost will hopefully be offset by increased ridership and more revenue.
LANSING - Amtrak passengers will be able to catch up on email and surf the web while riding trains through Michigan starting next year. The Michigan Department of Transportation is spending about $1 million to install Wi-Fi by January. MDOT anticipates the service will lead to increased ridership and revenues that should more than offset the cost, said spokesman Nick Schirripa.
6:24 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Michigan Department of Transportation makes case for more road funding to Holland officials

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Members of policy committee question fairness and how money is distributed to local governments
The Michigan Department of Transportation Monday pleaded its case for raising the gas tax to the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council.