Michigan Department of Transportation


(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)


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. 

LANSING – Michigan's highway department repeatedly hires contractors whose work requires fixes, hasn't tracked contractors who've failed to fix their work, and relies on a faulty federal program to weed out bad actors. The Michigan Department of Transportation says 13% of warrantied roads jobs have required corrective action. But documented weaknesses in MDOT's oversight beg the questions: How many needed fixes have been missed? And what might be wrong on the 55% to 65% of MDOT jobs that aren't warrantied? (Lansing State Journal)