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Wednesday, September 8, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wanted: good roads »
Success of ballot issues for roads indicate public's appetite for improved highways  Backers of increased taxes fo...
Tuesday, September 7, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter - Petroleum industry lobbyist’s figures on gas tax were flawed »
Lansing, MI - The viewpoint from Mark Griffin of the Michigan Petroleum Association, "Voters should decide how to fund sta...
Tuesday, August 31, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lansing State Journal Editorial: Road impasse indicts Legislature’s skill »
The Michigan Legislature is taking its talent for farce to "Monty Python" levels. It remains a possibility that the Legisl...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Michigan needs solution to get $475M in road funds, $84M needed by Oct. 1 to land federal match »
Months ago, state lawmakers agreed it is critical to find $84 million so the state won't lose a massive federal match to f...
Friday, July 30, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
“Devils” from Pure Pothole Hell visit Capitol with grim message about Michigan roads »
LANSING, Mich. - Michigan lawmakers today received a special delivery from the Pothole Hell Devils: Personal copies of the...
Thursday, July 22, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Detroit Free Press: Feds' money to hit the road soon; Group warns state could lose its funding »
A road construction industry group is warning that inaction in Lansing will derail dozens of road projects next year and p...
Friday, July 2, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gongwer News Service: Michigan Needs to Invest $7 Billion in Water Treatment, Stormwater Management »
Michigan needs to invest $7.04 billion in water treatment and stormwater management systems to bring those systems up to s...
Wednesday, May 26, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Detroit Free Press Guest Editorial: Shifts in road funds are counterproductive »
It wouldn’t make sense to borrow money on a credit card to make the monthly house payment, but that kind of “robbing Peter...
Thursday, May 13, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Detroit Free Press: Budget to hurt roads, MDOT says »
Michigan's roads will deteriorate quickly -- and construction will be scarcer -- unless lawmakers fill a gaping hole in th...
Thursday, May 13, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Associated Press: Rally calls for more investment in Michigan roads »
Organizations that say they're upset with the condition of Michigan's roads are again calling for more funding for transpo...
Wednesday, March 31, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Detroit News: Michigan roads second worst in country »
Michigan has the second worst roads in the nation, according to a "Highway Report Card" released today by Overdrive Magazi...
Friday, March 12, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABC 13 Toledo: MI pothole contest »
This is just one sample of the statewide news coverage received so far regarding the Michigan Transportation Team's Pothol...
Thursday, January 28, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Associated Press: Lawmakers propose raising fuel tax to repair state's roads »
Two state lawmakers on Tuesday proposed higher taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel to raise money for Michigan's road system...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
MDOT Project Delay Press Release Receives Statewide Attention »
Here are samples of coverage generated by yesterday's press release regarding MDOT project delays. Click here for a pdf of...
Tuesday, November 10, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
MITA's Worst Roads Press Coverage »
More than 40 articles resulted from MITA's "Worst Roads" press release yesterday, including the Associated Press article s...
Friday, October 30, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Michigan Information and Research Service: New study predicts transportation job losses »
Michigan could lose up to 25,000 jobs due to a lack of transportation funding, a new University of Michigan study conclude...
Monday, October 26, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Detroit Free Press: Road projects should be ending, but many are just beginning »
Link: Road projects should be ending, but many are just beginning    Drivers like Erik Kuszynski of L...
Monday, October 26, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Michigan Information and Research Service: Private Companies Take Over Roads Under Plan »
The Department of Transportation (MDOT) would turn over state-run highways and facilities to a private company, which coul...
Monday, October 26, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
WLAJ TV Lansing: Michigan Looking for New Ways to Pay for Roads »
WLAJ TV Lansing link: Michigan Looking for New Ways to Pay for Roads A new plan could be in the works to help fi...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Michigan Information and Research Service: Michigan's Bad Roads Go National »
To the rest of the country, Michigan is seen as being synonymous with the automobile. The birthplace of Ford, General Moto...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Detroit News: $740M of Michigan roadwork axed »
link: $740M of Michigan roadwork axed    The state took another hard shot Thursday when the Michigan De...
Monday, June 1, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kalamazoo Gazette: Contractors still waiting for projects via federal funds »
link: Contractors still waiting for projects via federal funds     At the beginning of the year, talk...
Friday, May 15, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Crain's Detroit Business: Transportation bills could raise 1.8B for roads, bridge »
Crain's Detroit Business  link: Transportation bills could raise 1.8B for roads, bridges    Leg...
Thursday, May 14, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Detroit Free Press: Plan's gas tax, vehicle fees would help fix roads »
link: Plan's gas tax, vehicle fees would help fix roads     An influential coalition proposed today in...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gongwer News Service: Take advantage of lower gas prices to pass transportation funding hike »
With gas prices hovering around the $2 mark for several weeks, lawmakers were told now is the time to act on a transportat...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
WNEM Saginaw: Saginaw County Wins Bad Roads Trifecta »
link: Saginaw County Wins Bad Roads Trifecta   Saginaw County won a statewide contest for the worst...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Saginaw News: Price tag to fix street with state's worst pothole: $168,000 »
link: Saginaw News: Price tag to fix street with state's worst pothole: $168,000      Price tag...
Friday, March 27, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Detroit News: Michigan roads to get $847 million boost »
link: Michigan roads to get $847 million boost      Lawmakers have given final approval to legis...
Friday, March 27, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
NBC 25: Stimulus Funds are a Band-Aid »
link: Stimulus funds are a Band-Aid      Senate passage today of HB 4582 means Michigan will get...
Friday, March 27, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Livingston County Press: Michigan roads among worst in nation »
link: Report: Michigan roads among worst in nation      According to Overdrive Magazine’s “Hig...
Thursday, March 26, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
WDIV: The Nation's Worst Roads »
DING DING DING! You guessed it MICHIGAN is on the list for having some of the worst roads in the nation according to Overd...
Monday, March 16, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Detroit News: Michigan highway projects at risk »
link: Detroit News: Michigan highway projects at risk     Despite the flow of economic stimulus money...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Detroit News: Gov backs gas tax change »
The Detroit News  link: Gov backs gas tax change   LANSING -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm Wednesday ramped up her s...
Thursday, February 19, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
WILX-TV: Pothole Hell Video Shows Awful Roads »
link: "Pothole Hell" Video Shows Awful Roads  When the mission to fix potholes hits a-- well, pothole-- t...
Monday, February 2, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Detroit Free Press: Get Ready for Pothole Hell! »
link: Detroit Free Press: Get Ready for Pothole Hell!    Click here for a pdf of this story. ...

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