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Legislative

Legislative 005 – MITA Continues to Spread the Word About Michigan’s Road & Sewer Needs

Presentations made to business leaders and local officials Recently, MITA staff was featured at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Mid-Winter Legislative Conference held in Lansing. The audience consisted of a large contingent of local chamber of commerce representatives from across the state. MITA was also invited to speak at a
Engineering

MDOT 004 – MDOT Implements Storm Water Outfall Labeling Requirement

With the issuance of Bureau of Highway Instructional Memorandum 2005-03 – Labeling Storm Water Outfalls (BOHIM 2005-03), MDOT has implemented a new storm water outfall labeling requirement. This labeling requirement is a condition of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued to MDOT by the Michigan Department of
Legislative

Legislative 004-Federal Funding Update

Leaders of Michigan’s Transportation Team (MTT) visited Washington, D.C. March 2-3 to urge Congress to pass legislation that will at long last provide more equitable transportation funding for the state. The team, including Mike Nystrom, MITA vice president of government and public relations and MTT co-chair, met with members of
Legislative

House Transportation Chair Reaches Deal with House Majority Leader

It was recently reported that House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Don Young has reached a deal with House Majority Leader Delay and others on critical transportation funding details concerning how highway dollars should be distributed to states. Young has promised Delay and lawmakers from donor states that the minimum guaranteed
Engineering

MDOT 001-MDOT Implements Construction Advisory (CA) Communication Tool

Page: 1 No: MDOT – 001 Date: 2/18/05 Circulation: Membership In response to industry requests for statewide consistency MDOT has introduced a new communication tool it will use to disseminate information statewide. The “Construction Advisory (CA)” will be distributed electronically and is intended to provide uniform interpretation of existing practices
Legislative

Legislative 002- State Funding Update

State of the State will have Focus on Infrastructure Governor Jennifer Granholm’s office gave MITA a heads up regarding the focus of her State of the State address scheduled for Tuesday, February 8. The overall message will be the economy and how to create jobs, but she will focus on
Legislative

Legislative 001 – TEA-21 Update

Senator Reid Calls for Increased Infrastructure Investment  Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is calling on his colleagues and President Bush to make addressing the nation’s infrastructure challenges a national priority. Reid told a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C., January 19: “Infrastructure is both –
Engineering

MITA and Seven Industry Partners Sign CQP Charter

At the State Transportation Commission meeting today, MITA President, Steve Mancini, joined with seven other association presidents and agency representatives in signing the Michigan Construction Quality Partnership (CQP) charter. Signing the CQP charter in the presence of the State Transportation Commission, the state’s transportation policy body, was a significant public