For the Second time this week the House Transportation Committee took testimony on the transportation fund plan proposed by Speaker Bolger.
In testimony today the League thanked the legislature for the continued discussion but expressed our concern about this plan not representing a comprehensive solution and the lack of funding it provides in support of public transit. We have, and will continue to, offer suggestions on way to improve this legislation with the goal of finding a sustainable solution for the needs of Michigan’s transportation network.
Also testifying today were the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the Michigan Environmental Council, and the Michigan Public Transit Association. Each of these three organizations echoed the need for additional funding to be added and strong support for the inclusion of transit in any long-term solution.
The League is very appreciative of the comments made by these organizations and will continue to work with them to find a solution to Michigan’s infrastructure needs.
John LaMacchia is a Legislative Associate for the League handling transportation and infrastructure issues. He can be reached at email@example.com or 517-908-0303.