Bulletins

Legislative

SPEED CAMERA ENFORCEMENT IN WORK ZONES LEGISLATION PASSES THE SENATE COMMITTEE AND MOVES TO THE SENATE FLOOR

Legislation pushed by MITA that allows speed camera enforcement within work zones passed the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. After several years of increased fatalities within work zones, MITA and MDOT formed the Work Zone Safety Taskforce, focusing on protecting our workers on job sites. Of the many recommendations
Events, Membership

2024 Summer Conference – Crystal Mountain – Book Your Room

The summer conference is scheduled for July 25-28, 2024, at Crystal Mountain Resort. The room block is now open for members to secure their accommodations. Rooms can be reserved in the following manner: · Call the Reservations Department at 1-855-520-2974 and reference the group number – 46J9M7. · Book online
Events

Registration is Now Open for All 2024 MITA Golf Outings

With warmer weather upon us, it’s time to start filling in that summer calendar, and what better way than with MITA’s golf outings? Visit thinkmita.org/events to submit your registration(s) online to attend and/or sponsor one or more of the outings. Additionally, MITA is currently seeking promotional items to be included
Safety

2024 Job Site Posters Have Arrived

MITA’s latest update to the 2024 Job Site Posters is now available. To simplify your operations, the poster includes all the required state and federal forms in one spot. It’s printed on a thick, flexible, and waterproof material that will withstand the rigorous demands of job sites and inclement weather.
Safety

New Safety & Health Field Books Available

The updated and improved MITA Safety and Health Field Books are now available. Updates to reflect the new MIOSHA Excavation and Trenching standard have been made. Remember MIOSHA requires a Health & Safety Plan at each job site. Additionally, employees should be familiar with its contents. Additions include a heat
Safety

REMINDER: Spring Safety Directors Meeting – 4/16/24

The Spring Safety Directors Meeting will be held in Grand Rapids, in conjunction with the Michigan Safety Conference to allow our safety directors to attend both. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 9 am, at the Homewood Suites in the Rapid Water Room. You do
Engineering

ARTBA Summary: Final U.S. DOT DBE Rule Revisions

After a 21-month rulemaking process, on April 9th, the U.S Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) published numerous revisions to the rule implementing the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. The revised rule takes effect May 9. MITA participated on ARTBA’s DBE Program Policy Task Force to review and comment on the
Engineering

2024 Spring Weight Restriction #4

Effective 6:00 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024 weight restrictions will be lifted on all state trunkline highways for the 2024 season. State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US designations. Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For companies located in Canada or New
Legislative

Early Money is Good Money!

If you’re unaware, we are in an election cycle that will culminate in a bloodbath this fall. If you’re used to giving later in the year, I’d ask that you please consider moving up your contribution date so that MITA can be relevant as we approach what promises to be
Membership

MITA Members Giving Back – Don’t Want to “Toot Your Own Horn?” Let MITA Do It!

We know that MITA members do so much more than just build roads and bridges or dig holes and sell equipment, and we want to highlight the ways that your company gives back to the community. Please email Danielle Coppersmith with a description of how your organization is giving back.
Membership

MITA Member Anniversaries

Staying in business is hard. Doing it for multiple decades is even harder and deserves to be celebrated! MITA is seeking member anniversaries to highlight in future issues of the Cross Section Magazine. If you have a milestone anniversary that you allow us to highlight, please contact Danielle Coppersmith at
Engineering

MDOT Contractor Announcement – Form 2653 Reminder

MDOT recently posted a Contractor Announcement reminding bidders to please ensure to include ALL DBE (contractors, truckers, suppliers, and consultants) quotes received when completing section G of Form 2653 of any GFE submission for when the contract DBE goals have not been met. Please click here to view the complete