MITA In The News – 5/10-5/17


Lawmakers consider road usage tax to replace gas tax (9 and 10 News, 5/14/24)

  • MITA Mention: “It is really an equitable way of charging a user fee for all vehicles on the road,” said Lance Binoniemi, VP of government affairs at the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.

“Unfortunately, as vehicles become more fuel efficient and as more electric vehicles become on the scene, we have less revenues from the gas tax,” Binoniemi said. “Which means we have less revenues that are going into our roads and bridges.”

If Michigan ditches its gas tax, what might a replacement look like? (MLive, 5/15/24)

 MIRS_Puri Addresses Restrictive Nature of MDOT Budget (MIRS, 5/10/24)

Department of Labor announces new round of infrastructure job grants (WXYZ, 5/15/24)


Work Zone Safety

MDOT and Michigan State Police team up to promote construction worker safety (9 and 10 News, 5/14/24)

Orange barrel season is here: 14 big road projects planned in Metro Detroit (The Detroit News, 5/13/24)


Electric Vehicles

Michigan pushes electric future as some drivers hit the brakes (Up North Live, 5/17/24)



Allegan receives $1 million to repair ‘high hazard’ city dam (WWMT, 5/15/24)