Governor Proposes $130 Million for Underground Infrastructure in Budget Presentation

On Thursday, February 6, Governor Whitmer gave her constitutionally required budget recommendations for fiscal year 2020 – 2021 to a House and Senate Joint Committee on Appropriations.  The Legislature will discuss and debate all of her recommendations over the next few months and come up with their own negotiated budgets.  Similar to last year, the Governor has […]

Infrastructure Major Focus in Governor Whitmer’s First State of the State Address

Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her first State of the State address on Tuesday and infrastructure was the topic she discussed the most.  Just as she did on the campaign trail, Governor Whitmer expressed an urgency to finding a long term, sustainable solution for our crumbling roads and bridges.  Playing on her campaign slogan to “Fix The Damn […]

President Trump Signs Executive Order Reducing Regulatory Burdens For Infrastructure Construction

The heavy construction industry for decades has raised concerns about the regulatory burdens that federal, state and local governments have inflicted upon construction companies and consultants for infrastructure construction projects.  Earlier this week, President Trump signed an executive order eliminating many federal regulations for such projects. Armed with a lengthy flow chart almost as tall […]

State Infrastructure Commission Report Released Today

In a report that was released today by Gov. Rick Snyder, the 21st Century Infrastructure Commission offered recommendations for improving our state’s infrastructure systems and enhancing the quality of life for all residents.  MITA’s Executive Vice President Mike Nystrom was appointed by the governor to serve on the Commission, which was chaired by MITA Member Evan Weiner. […]

MITA Commissions Professional Assessment of Underground Infrastructure in Michigan From PSC

In the aftermath of the recent Flint Water Crisis, the underground challenges and problems Michigan will face in the coming years have not gone unnoticed by MITA. Drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems across the state are aging and deteriorating at an alarming rate. MITA believes that a proactive, comprehensive investment plan is needed to […]