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

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The federal transportation funding debate: what’s going on and why it matters for Michigan

The potential insolvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) looms heavy over Michigan’s already troubled transportation system. The HTF is primarily financed by the 18.4-cent-per-gallon federal fuel tax and makes up about one third of Michigan’s total transportation budget….

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Senate Looks to Increase Funding for Michigan’s Complete Transportation System

The legislature made progress this week toward increasing funding for Michigan’s comprehensive transportation system. Trans4Mers from across the state traveled to Lansing on Tuesday, May 20 to testify at the Senate Infrastructure Modernization committee meeting about the importance of increasing…

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Tell Us Why #transitmatters To You

You may have noticed some fun graphics on our Facebook and Twitter pages over the past few days about why we think #transitmatters in Michigan. Many Trans4M member groups have expressed concern that House Speaker Bolger’s road funding plan largely…

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Focus on Roads only Part of the Equation

Pothole season has opened a window of opportunity to talk about transportation funding. But the conversation, led by legislators and the media, has stagnated around fixing roads for drivers. This focus belies the true problem:  Michigan lacks a complete transportation…

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Transportation Funding Falls Short in Governor’s Budget as Hurdles Remain in the Legislature

Governor Snyder’s proposed 2015-2016 budget  addresses transportation funding in terms of “Driving Michigan Forward.” Unfortunately, the Governor’s transportation allotment leaves Michigan’s transportation system stalled. Speaking to a joint meeting of the House and Senate Appropriations committees, Governor Snyder again recognized…

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