Bulletins

Memoriam

In Memoriam – Gian Taneja

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gian Taneja. Gian was born on November 9, 1943 in India and passed away peacefully on June 11, 2022, in Lansing, Mich.. Gian was loved by his family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and community. He retired with 50 years of
Membership

Dan Babcock’s Legacy Lives On 

When Dan Babcock, founder of longtime MITA Member Give ‘Em a Brake Safety and a MITA Honorary Member, passed away in March of this year, his family named the MITA Scholarship Fund as a recipient of donations in his memory. To date, that fund has received in excess of $15,000,
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Transportation Advocates Gather to Mark TRIP’s 50 Years of Serving the Industry

TRIP, A National Transportation Research Nonprofit, June 2022 Transportation advocates gathered in the nation’s capital in May to celebrate the 50th anniversary of TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. Delayed by a year due to COVID-19, TRIP is celebrating five decades as the only national organization devoted exclusively to generating
Memoriam

In Memoriam – Lincoln Noel

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lincoln Noel, area manager for MITA Member Payne and Dolan, Inc. and member of the MITA Board of Directors. Family will receive friends on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 1:00 until 4:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in
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Infrastructure Group Urges Long-Term Plan For Road Funding

  WSJM Radio, June 1, 2022 A new EPIC MRA poll finds a top issue of concern for Michigan voters continues to be fixing the roads. Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association Vice President Rob Coppersmith tells WSJM News 93% of Michigan residents give the state’s roads a negative rating, even
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CBS Detroit: Drivers Have Mixed Feelings Over Proposed Automated Speed Enforcement In Construction Zones

CBS Detroit, May 31, 2022 A new state house bill would set up an automated speed enforcement system where crews are working on catching construction zone speeders. The pending legislature could cost drivers up to $300. “I don’t think I like that,” said Holly resident Geraldine Tulgetske. “I think it’s
Labor

Union Agreement Wage Rate Updates Effective June 1, 2022

MEMORANDUM TO:     Union Contractors FROM:  Rob Coppersmith, Executive Vice President DATE: May 27, 2022 RE:     Union Agreement Wage Rate Updates Effective June 1, 2022 This is a reminder that in accordance with the current Union Agreements between MITA and the Unions below, the following updates will
Legislative

Legislative Report

As the Michigan Legislature winds down for the summer with only a few weeks left, several items pertaining to the heavy construction industry saw movement this week. The House Judiciary Committee passed a measure to allow camera speed enforcement in construction zones; the House Committee on Workforce, Trades and Talent
Membership

Did You Know? Fixing Roads is Top Issue for Michigan Voters

The message MITA has been delivering to the public through our FixMIState campaign appears to have been successful, given the results of a recently released EPIC-MRA Poll. Here’s a one page summary of the poll.  The results of the poll show that Michigan voters rate infrastructure as the top problem
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Bridge Magazine: New bill – Speed in Michigan construction zones, get a ticket in mail

Bridge Magazine, May 24, 2022 Michigan drivers speeding through construction zones on state highways would be caught on an automated speed radar and issued warnings and fines under a bill pending in the Legislature. House Bill 5750 would give the Michigan Department of Transportation and state police authority to set up
Press Releases

Fixing Michigan roads remains top issue for Michigan voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2022 CONTACT: Adam Bitely, abitely@martinwaymire.com, (202) 689-9266 LANSING, Mich. – Rob Coppersmith, executive vice president of the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA), issued the following statement following the release of an EPIC-MRA poll showing that Michigan voters rate infrastructure as the top problem and issue in Michigan: “Time and again Michigan voters
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MITA applauds House Judiciary Committee action to improve work zone safety

LANSING, Mich. – Rob Coppersmith, executive vice president of the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA), issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee voted in support of House Bill 5750, legislation that would allow for the placement of automated speed cameras in certain construction zones to protect Michigan’s road workers: “We’re glad