Early this week, MITA’s Vice President of Government Affairs Lance Binoniemi broke down for WJR’s Talk Show Host Paul W. Smith what the federal infrastructure funding bill really means.
While the bill, signed into law by President Biden on Monday, is the biggest federal infrastructure investment since the 1940s and 1950s, it unfortunately only represents for Michigan an increase of approximately $350 million a year over the next five years, Lance said. Michigan actually needs an additional $2 billion for our road and bridge program annually, according to recent studies.
“It is tough to understand all the numbers and tough to not think we are getting the most money we can possibly receive, and that it is going to fix all of our problems, Lance said. “But it is our responsibility to educate the public, lawmakers and policymakers about the need and it is large.”
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