Advocates Call For Funding Public Transit in Addition to Roads

12:02 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Advocates Call For Funding Public Transit in Addition to Roads

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Michigan lawmakers are considering a package to boost road funding
LANSING, MI -- Public transit advocates are urging Michigan lawmakers to look beyond roads and bridges as they debate long-term plans to increase annual infrastructure funding. "With vehicle miles traveled down for the ninth straight year, public transit is increasing it's importance in the Michigan transportation system," Chris Kolb, a former state lawmaker who now heads the Michigan Environmental Council, said Thursday in testimony before the House Transportation Committee.