Category: Legislative


80 MPH: Is Michigan Putting Speed Before Safety?

This blog has been updated with a definition of the 85th percentile standard. For a simple guide to this concept, please visit: Michiganspeedlimits.org Legislators are back in Lansing and are once again talking about transportation. No, not that pesky, seemingly…

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Highway Trust Fund: Here We Are Again

Remember our blog last August addressing the urgent need for Congress to reach a consensus on long-term funding for the Highway Trust Fund? In the few remaining moments prior to their recess last summer, Congress passed a $10.8 billion fix…

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Proposal 1 is dead, but the transportation funding question remains

By now you’ve no doubt heard all about the fall of Tuesday’s Proposal 1 vote. The proposed change to funding Michigan’s transportation system lost with a dramatic 4-1 ratio. Throughout the state voters expressed anger over Proposal 1, from frustration…

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The 30 Year Plan: Mapping out Michigan and the Nation’s Future

The USDOT and the Obama administration are drawing much needed attention to the future of national transportation funding and policy.

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May Ballot Sets Precedent for Michigan’s Future

Michigan’s need for transportation funding looms over the state like a persistent cold that will not go away until addressed properly. While extensive Emergen-C and chicken noodle soup will not fix Michigan’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, the funding from the comprehensive…

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2014 Year In Review Part II: Michigan Transportation Innovations

It’s been a fast-paced year for transportation policy and initiatives in 2014! As we look back on everything that has happened in Michigan, we’re proud to see Trans4M member groups leading the charge for a stronger, more vibrant transportation system…

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2014 Year In Review Part I: The Fight For Transportation Funding

It’s been a fast-paced year for transportation policy and initiatives in 2014! As we look back on everything that has happened in Michigan, we’re proud to see Trans4M member groups leading the charge for a stronger, more vibrant transportation system…

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The Michigan Transportation Funding Debate And What It Means For You

We’re proud to call Michigan our home. Whether you enjoy the natural settings of our Upper Peninsula or the urban life of our cities, there’s always something here that will amaze and inspire you. We also believe in Michigan, and…

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Highway Trust Fund Saved. For Now.

In the final moments leading up to the August summer recess Congress passed a piece of legislation to stop the insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund, which would have begun to affect road and transit projects across the nation as early as August 1st. Read more…

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Michigan Votes: Transit Millages on Primary Ballots Around the State

This Tuesday, August 5, many Michigan residents will vote to financially support their local transit agency. Ballot measures across the state are asking for renewals or increases in property tax millages to fund the operating costs of some of the state’s largest bus systems.

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