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Avoid the “Second Shovel”

Posted on: November 20th, 2014

CRAM PRESS RELEASE - Lansing, Mich.  ---While the official start of winter is still a month away, many parts of the state are feeling the full effects of winter weather.

Now is the Time to Fix Our Roads

Posted on: November 14th, 2014

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The Local Roads Matter Coalition issued a call to action today for Michigan legislators: Now is the time to fix our roads.

Washtenaw County Road Millage

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014

Following a public hearing and lengthy debate, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners voted 6-3 to approve a 0.5-mill tax that is expected to raise approximately $7.3 million for projects to be completed in 2015.  

Click here to view the road funding map for County, City, and Village roads to be funded with the new tax. 

Salt Price Spike Hits County Budgets Hard

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

Roy Townsend, Managing Director of the Washtenaw County Road Commission, says the brutal winter last year cost the county nearly $1 million more than what a typical winter would cost. That's between the increased salt price, overtime pay for staff, and extra wear and tear on the equipment. 

Listen to Michigan Radio conversation with Roy Townsend, Managing Director of Washtenaw County » »

States Are Actually Driving Transportation Funding Declines

Posted on: September 24th, 2014

According to a new report, states' spending on transportation has dropped far more than the federal government's in the last decade.

It has become an oft-repeated talking point in discussions over how to fix the federal transportation funding formula: The federal government has become an unreliable partner to the states.

But states are at least as much to blame for the drop in transportation spending over the last decade as the federal government.