Recently, MITA joined the County Road Association of Michigan and several other local governmental groups in a press conference to introduce a new study commissioned on electric vehicles and their impact on road funding. Throughout 2023, MITA will continue to churn the issue of equitable, sustainable transportation funding through the media and this study is a part of that initiative. The group held a press conference January 17 in Lansing, and MITA’s Executive Vice President Rob Coppersmith was among the featured speakers. The report shows that the state is losing out on at least $30 million annually and could potentially lose up to $500 million in revenues by the year 2030. It also looked at what mechanism could be put in place in order for electric vehicles to pay their fair share of user fees that are dedicated to building and maintaining our state’s roads and bridges.
Click here for a press release and news clips from the press conference. Also, please stay tuned to MITA’s social media posts and e-bulletins throughout the year for updates on this important issue. MITA members can help by sharing the social media posts, and the bulletins with your network of followers, employees, friends and families.
For more information, please email MITA’s Executive Vice President Rob Coppersmith at firstname.lastname@example.org, or MITA’s Vice President of Government Affairs Lance Binoniemi at email@example.com., or call the MITA office at 517-347-8336.
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