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Worst Roads Release Generates Statewide Media Coverage

Thursday, October 23, 2008   (0 Comments)
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The following are samples of media coverage generated by a MITA Press Release Monday, October 20, “Transportation Group Names Worst Roads in Michigan.” The findings utilized 2007 data from the Michigan Asset Management Council PASER Road Evaluation Program, which evaluated all roads on the federal aid system in 83 counties and almost 1,800 municipalities across Michigan. Click here for a link to the press release. Click here for a link to the data. Click here for a PDF that includes these sample stories.

 

MITA’s Vice President of Government and Public Relations Mike Nystrom continues to conduct numerous media interviews across the state regarding this topic to underscore the dire need for increased transportation funding. 

 

10.23.08, Oceana Herald Journal, Oceana has state’s highest percentage of poor roads

Oceana County has the highest percentage of poor roads in all of Michigan, a whopping 66 percent, as announced Monday by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA). 

 

10.23.08, Saginaw News, You're not imagining things... Saginaw roads among the state's worst 

Driving through Saginaw can make for a bumpy ride, and according to the Okemos based Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, the city's roads are the eighth-worst in the state. 

 

10.23.08, Battle Creek Enquirer, Calhoun County has fifth worst roads in Michigan 

Calhoun County ranks fifth worst in the state for road conditions, according to the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association. 

 

10.22.08, WLAJ, Study shows Michigan has worst roads 

It's no surprise roads in our state leave a bit to be desired, but a new study shows some roads in Mid-Michigan are among the worst. 

 

10.22.08, Kalamazoo Gazette, The state of Michigan's roads: Pretty poor 

The Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, a construction trade association that includes the Michigan Road Builders Association and the Associated Underground Contractors, is sounding the alarm about road conditions in this state. 

 

10.22.08, Port Huron Times Herald, Roads make worst list 

A road construction lobbying group has released a list naming the counties and municipalities that have some of the state's worst roads. St. Clair County ranks 10th on the list with 506 lane miles of road in need of complete reconstruction, according to the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association. 

 

10.21.08, WWMT, Some of worst roads in Michigan 

Some of the worst roads in the state are right here in West Michigan. The Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association announced its list of the worst roads to travel.

 

10.21.08, WZZM, Which Michigan roads are worst? 

The Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) today unveiled a list of the state's worst roads, naming Detroit as the worst municipality with a whopping 523 lane miles in poor condition, followed by Ann Arbor (187), Grand Rapids (178), Flint (148) and Lansing (136). 

 

10.21.08, MIRS, Wayne, Detroit Top Bad Roads List

Wayne County and Detroit have more miles of road in need of repair than any other Michigan county or city, with 1,617 and 523 miles rated in poor condition, respectively, according to a survey released by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA). 

 

10.21.08, Gongwer, Study finds worst roads on the east side of the state 

The Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, which has been pushing for a new funding system to get more money for road maintenance, unveiled a list of what it called the worst roads in Michigan, with Detroit and Wayne County having the most lane miles, 523 and 1,617, respectively, in poor condition 

 

10.21.08, WLNS, Report shows local roads worst in state 

Local roads are in dire need of repairs. Lansing has more miles of bad roads than almost any other city in the state. That's according to a transportation lobbying group's report released on the poor condition of Michigan's major roads. 

 

10.21.08, Detroit Free Press, Wayne, Oakland counties tops in bad roads in state 

Wayne and Oakland counties lead the state in the number of miles of major local roads in poor condition, according to an analysis released Monday. 

 

 

10.21.08, Lansing State Journal, Federal funds stretched to maintain city roads 

Lansing has 136 distressed lane miles, the fifth most in the state, in its federal aid road system, according to an analysis released Monday by the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association. 

 

10.21.08, Detroit News, Countywide-Highways worst in state 

Wayne County has the worst highways among Michigan counties, and Detroit has the worst among Michigan municipalities, according to a study released Monday by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association. 

 

10.20.08, WDIV, Detroit Tops Michigan's Worst Roads List 

Detroit has the most miles of roads in poor condition, according to data released by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association. 

 

10.20.08, WWJ, Worst Roads in Michigan 

Michigan roads, the good the bad and the ugly, or maybe just the bad. The Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association released its list of the states worst roads Monday. Number one on the list is Detroit with 523 lane miles of roads in poor conditions. Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Flint and Lansing were second through fifth on the list with less than 200 lane miles in poor condition. 

 

10.20.08, WNEM, Saginaw, Flint roads among worst 

The city of Saginaw has the eighth worst roads in all of Michigan, or about 110 road miles in poor condition, according to a report released Monday by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association. 

 

10.20.08, WEYI NBC25, Mid-Michigan roads among worst in state 

The Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) unveiled a list of the state’s worst roads, naming Detroit as the worst municipality with a whopping 523 lane miles in poor condition, followed by Ann Arbor (187), Grand Rapids (178), Flint (148) and Lansing (136). 

 

10.20.08, WZZM, Wayne, Oakland top list of Michigan's worst roads 

With 1,617 miles of roads in poor shape, Wayne County leads Michigan's counties in the number of miles of its major local roads in bad condition, according to an analysis released today. 

 

10.20.08, Livingston, Michigan's worst roads 

With 1,617 miles of roads in poor shape, Wayne County leads Michigan’s counties in the number of miles of its major local roads in bad condition, according to an analysis released today. 

 

10.20.08, LSJ, Lansing ranks fifth in state for bad roads 

Lansing ranks fifth for having the worst roads in the state, which was announced today by the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association. 

 

10.20.08, TV20, Wayne, Oakland top list of Michigan's worst roads 

With 1,617 miles of roads in poor shape, Wayne County leads Michigan’s counties in the number of miles of its major local roads in bad condition, according to an analysis released today. 

 

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