Senate Approves $1.5 Billion Road Plan

Mike Nystrom, Executive Vice President of MITA, made the following statement following the Michigan Senate’s passage yesterday regarding legislation that will adequately fund our state’s roads and bridges:   “The Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association is pleased with the state Senate plan to bring additional funding to Michigan’s transportation system. Their plan is a balance […]

New Senate Taskforce and Detrimental Proposals in this Year’s Election

NEWLY FORMED SENATE TASKFORCE TO DISCUSS INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING As discussion continues between legislative leaders on how we adequately fund our transportation system in Michigan, the Michigan Senate has formed a special Transportation Task Force.  Members of the Task Force consist of Chairman Roger Kahn, Senator John Pappageorge and Senator Rebekah Warren.  Tentatively the Task Force […]

State House/Senate Appoint Members to Key Legislative Committees

On the day that legislators were being sworn into office, House Speaker Jase Bolger announced committee assignments for the 2011-12 session.  Legislators serving on these key committees will have a great deal of influence on issues of importance to the heavy construction industry. The House Transportation Committee will meet on Wednesdays at noon in room […]

Legislative-Update

2005-06 Transportation Budget Passes The 2005-2006 Transportation Budget recently passed out of both the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate. Although the versions of this legislation were slightly different, ultimately, the legislation puts forth a road and bridge program that is very similar to that of the 2004-2005 program. Increased funding is expected as a […]