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 […]

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 […]

Bridge Magazine: Yes, it takes billions to fix Michigan roads. No, taxpayers don’t want to pay.

Bridge Magazine April 19, 2019    The question isn’t whether it will take a lot more money to fix Michigan roads. The question, according to an array of experts Thursday, is whether politicians have the will to do it. At a Solutions Summit sponsored by The Center for Michigan (the nonprofit organization that includes Bridge Magazine) and […]

NBC 25 News: Industry leader: “We will see this big ship turn around” if gas tax hike moves through

NBC 25 News April 18, 2019 LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed gas tax increase she announced during her fist state of the state address in Feb. 2019 stirred the conversation in Lansing and Thursday, the conversation continued looking for a solution. The proposed 45-cent gas tax increase was met with swift and significant […]

Bridge Magazine: A deal to fix Michigan’s roads looks to roll into summer, at least

Bridge Magazine April 12, 2019 MITA’s Executive Vice President is quoted in the following article regarding Michigan’s road funding. The debate over how to pay to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads likely will stretch into summer. That’s when Republican lawmakers in the Senate say they anticipate being ready to publicly share their alternative to Gov. Gretchen […]