Michigan needs a new vision for its transportation system. One that meets the 21st century needs of our 21st century communities, and that supports Michigan’s transition to a new economy.
But what should that vision look like? What elements must it contain?
Governor Snyder is planning to unveil a new vision for Michigan’s transportation system this October. We’ve assembled a group of experts – some of whom are part of the governor’s advisory team on transportation issues and will have direct influence on his policy – to share ideas, answer questions, and articulate their visions for transportation in Michigan. This is the twitter audience’s best opportunity to actually inform a new vision for the state.
Let’s Save Michigan and the Michigan Municipal League held Michigan’s Transportation Vision: A Twitter Talk at noon on September 13, 2011. The group explored solutions that have developed in other states, bold new ideas, and what changes Michigan must make. In this time of high energy costs and slow job growth, we don’t need transportation to be another impediment to economic growth. We need a transportation system that supports Michigan’s business and its people.
Use #MiTransVision to join the the ongoing conversation!
Robert Puentes, Senior Fellow
The Brookings Institution
Dan Gilmartin, Executive Director
Michigan Municipal League
Rich Studley, President and CEO
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Rory Neuner, Project Coordinator
Transportation for Michigan
Chris Kolb, Executive Director
Michigan Environmental Council