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Monday, March 14, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Detroit News: Michigan is pothole paradise »
Michigan doesn't need welcome signs to alert travelers they've crossed our border; they can feel it in their teeth. Mol...
Thursday, March 3, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Detroit News: Reports pour into website that chronicles Michigan potholes »
Within the past two weeks Michigan drivers have reported more than 650 potholes to an online registry. Most of those po...
Thursday, February 17, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Detroit News Editorial: State road taxes need reform »
Anyone dodging the yawning potholes opened by a weekend thaw can see that Michigan has a long way to go before we can proc...
Friday, January 28, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lansing State Journal: Michigan's road budget just a quick fix, some say »
At first glance, it may appear that Gov. Rick Snyder's recent deal to secure $550 million in matching federal money for tr...
Friday, January 14, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
WNEM: Road Group Urges Caution on Snowy Roads »
A winter storm is on its way, and white-knuckled motorists will be reminded that the state lacks the necessary resources t...
Friday, January 14, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Up North Live: State budget means no repairs to 1,000 bridges »
Ninety percent of Michigan’s structurally deficient or functionally obsolete bridges will not be repaired over the next fi...
Friday, January 7, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
WSJM News Talk: Group Warns About Lack of funds for MI Bridge Repairs »
Transportation advocates are urging the new governor to make fixing Michigan's bridges a priority. Keith Ledbetter, with t...
Monday, November 29, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bridge woes - Marquette County ranks worst in needed local bridge repairs »
MARQUETTE - In a recent analysis of Michigan's bridge deficiencies, Marquette County gained the dubious distinction of hav...
Monday, November 29, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Washtenaw County's bridges in trouble, lack of state funding cited for inability to maintain or repl »
And with little state funding available to maintain or replace them, Washtenaw County Road Commission officials say the si...
Monday, November 22, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Escanaba Daily Press: State's bridges in trouble »
ESCANABA - A recent report issued by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) shows that statewid...
Monday, November 22, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Collection of Michigan Bridge Articles »
The News-Herald: Local bridges get poor rating Throughout Michigan, bridges are crumbling or outdated. And, some of...
Friday, November 5, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
ABC 12: Some local bridges among worst in the state »
Nearly a third of all Michigan bridges are structurally deficient, according to a new report by a construction trade group...
Thursday, September 30, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Michigan takes steps to keep federal road funds »
LANSING, Mich. — It looks like Michigan won't lose nearly $500 million in federal road dollars after all.   ...
Friday, September 10, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Cost of Bad Roads »
DETROIT, MI (Michigan Radio) - Crumbling Detroit roads are costing drivers $536 a year. That's according to a new study by...
Friday, September 10, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gongwer News Service: Counties, State Look for Ways to Save on Roads in Tough Economy »
Expected budget cuts of up to 50 percent have forced road commissions and the Department of Transportation to maintain or...
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...

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