Michigan Department of Transportation

6:50 am
Tue June 24, 2014

New Signs and Cameras Along I-94

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There are 17 signs in MDOT's southwestern region. Six more are scheduled to come online by the end of July.
Electronic signs and traffic cameras being installed along major highways by the Michigan Department of Transportation are meant to give drivers options, spokesperson Nick Schirripa said. "The whole idea is to give motorists as much time as possible to make better decisions for themselves," he said.
6:32 am
Fri May 23, 2014

MDOT to Lift Many Traffic Restrictions for Memorial Day Weekend

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Some traffic shifts will remain in effect
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The roads through local construction projects this holiday weekend will get some congestion relief as the state will remove lane restrictions and halt construction work. The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to remove lane restrictions on most of its road projects across the state beginning at 3 p.m.
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.