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Proposal 1 is dead, but the transportation funding question remains

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May Ballot Sets Precedent for Michigan’s Future

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

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The Michigan Transportation Funding Debate And What It Means For You

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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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Trans4M Members Discuss Alternative for Transportation Funding  

Trans4M Member groups collaborated with legislators and officials from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) today at a policy briefing to discuss the idea of a mileage-based fee to fund transportation in Michigan. The briefing served as the public release…

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Bolger Road Funding Plan Leaves out Public Transportation

On one hand, House Speaker Jase Bolger’s (R-Marshall) $450 million road funding proposal is a step forward in breaking through the transportation funding gridlock that has immobilized the legislature in recent years. However, in bypassing the traditional funding formula, the…

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Cost of Kicking the Transportation Funding Can Down the Road: $5 Billion

Big Fix Remains Elusive For Committee Members Transportation funding conversations picked up again on Wednesday, October 23 with a presentation by Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director Kirk Steudle. Speaking to a joint meeting of the House Transportation and Infrastructure…

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Transportation Funding Plans: Which Plan Does What?

Late last week, David Zin, chief economist at the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency presented a packet of revenue implications of transportation funding proposals to the Senate Infrastructure Modernization committee.  More or less, this was an unofficial sequel to Bill Hamilton’s…

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2012 Community Forums Report: Michigan Wants Multi-Modal Transportation

After 18 community forums, it is clear that Michiganders want to diversify their state transportation system with more options – from public transit to more pedestrian and bicycle routes. As one participant at the Lansing forum said, “Michigan should have…

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