Important Survey on Buy America

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is proposing to roll back its longstanding waiver of manufactured products from Buy America requirements. The agency has asked for industry feedback on this possible change. ARTBA has developed a short survey for contractors on these issues and will compile the results and share them

MDOT 2024 Holiday Periods

MDOT has issued a memorandum defining the construction suspension periods for the 2024 Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day holidays. Please click here to view the MDOT memorandum. If you have any questions, please contact Rachelle VanDeventer at rachellevandeventer@thinkmita.org or call the MITA office at 517-347-8336.
MITA in the News

MITA in the News – 4/19-4/26

Roads/Funding Road rage: How Michigan promotes efforts to keep drivers safe (Midland Daily News, 4/25/24) Mid-Michigan crash deaths, injuries lead to increased awareness and trend (ABC 12, 4/25/24) Miles Travelled Tax Would Hit The Road In House, Senate Budgets (MIRS, 4/24/24) ATTACHED Senate Adds $5M Study On Electric Vehicle Revenue

$290 Million for Water Infrastructure a Step in the Right Direction

Earlier this week, the state released the remaining $290 million to rebuild water infrastructure from a 2002 water infrastructure bonding proposal. The bonding proposal granted the state the authority to authorize up to $1 billion in bonds for underground infrastructure. The authorization comes from a bipartisan, voter approved 2002 Great
MITA in the News

MITA in the News – 4/12-4/19

Work Zone Safety Michigan Group Advocates As Construction Season Begins (Radio Results Network, 4/16/24) Gilchrist, other safety experts discuss laws, importance of safety within construction work zones (Midland Daily News, 4/15/24) MDOT: Over 7,000 work zone crashes reported in Michigan in 2023 (WILX, 4/16/24) Checking in with road crews about


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

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

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.

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

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

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