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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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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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