Action Alert: $1.5 Billion Transportation Plan Announced
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
MITA issued a statewide press release today announcing a landmark $1.5 billion economic stimulus plan that would rescue the state’s crumbling transportation infrastructure.
The plan, which follows last week’s recommendations from the Transportation Funding Task Force (TF2), provides a major new investment in the state’s roads, bridges, transit, and airports and employs thousands of Michigan workers. The Legislature is expected to make the plan a top priority this month.
The MITA plan repeals the state’s per-gallon gas and diesel taxes and replaces it with an 18-percent tax on fuel wholesalers, in addition to other options for raising revenue. Nearly $1.5 billion would be invested in Michigan’s transportation system above current levels and 46,000 Michigan jobs would be sustained, according to estimates from MDOT.
You can help by contacting your legislator or sending letters to your legislator or local newspaper to say that you support the MITA plan. Click here for sample letters.
If you have comments or questions about the plan, please contact Mike Nystrom at firstname.lastname@example.org, Keith Ledbetter
(email@example.com), or call 517-347-8336.
Click here for MITA’s press release.
Click here for MITA’s transportation investment plan.
Click here for the TF2 report.
Click here to contact your legislator or your newspaper.
Click here for sample letters.