Lance Binoniemi Named Top Lobbyist

Congratulations to Lance Binoniemi, MITA’s vice president of government affairs, for being named one of the top lobbyists in Lansing by Michigan Information & Research Service (MIRS). Binoniemi has been at the forefront of MITA’s lobbying efforts for increased infrastructure funding since he joined the association in 2011. As vice president of government affairs, Lance […]

Michigan lawmakers have ‘window of opportunity’ to tackle road funding this year, business leaders say

Mlive May 28, 2019   Now that lawmakers have reached a deal on auto insurance, it’s time for them to get cracking on a road funding solution, Michigan business and local government leaders said Tuesday. During a Tuesday morning press conference, Michigan Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rich Studley, Michigan Municipal League CEO and […]

Michigan Business and City Leaders Urge Bipartisan Solutions to Fix State’s Infrastructure

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan business and groups representing Michigan’s municipalities urged the Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to work together to make fixing Michigan’s infrastructure a priority at a news conference Tuesday at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Today marks the first day of the Detroit Chamber’s annual Mackinac Policy Conference that will be attended by […]

MITA Guidance Bulletin: MDOT Moves to “Final Out” Projects Impacted by OE 324 Lockout

MITA has learned that MDOT recently provided guidance to their field offices on how they should proceed with the “finaling out” of their construction projects impacted by the lockout of the Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324) last September. It is MITA’s understanding that MDOT’s statewide guidance addresses the following subjects: prevailing wage, extension of […]

Opinion: Puncturing the myths about Michigan road funding

Bridge Magazine May 13, 2019 By Mike Nystrom Executive Vice President Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association Many groups across our state have urged Michigan governors and legislators, elected over the past two decades, to exercise leadership and pass a plan that will truly fix Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges. Michigan voters — who in nearly […]