Usually the term is “hurry up and wait,” but this week when it comes to transportation funding in Lansing it’s more like “wait and possibly hurry up.”
That’s the situation currently at the state Capitol. Michigan legislators have been meeting behind closed doors to come up with a transportation funding package. The Michigan Municipal League is anxiously waiting to see what they’ll come up with. Once the League learns what the proposal is we could very well be asking our members to do a “hurry up and do XYZ” scenario. So we’re asking our members to be in stand-by mode and ready to make phone calls and send emails if necessary.
Of course, we’re hoping the lawmakers come up with a transportation funding solution that does not negatively impact communities. If that happens, we may ask you to contact your lawmakers in support of the plan.
Here are some links to recent blogs we’ve written on the issue that explain what’s happened up to this point:
Dec. 12: Transportation Funding Bills Sent to Conference
Dec. 9: League Needs Your Help on Transportation Issue
Dec. 8: Ask Michigan Senators to Pass Comprehensive Transportation Funding Plan
Related: Bills Requiring Regulation of Transportation Network Companies Dead This Session!
For questions regarding the transportation funding issue, contact the League’s John LaMacchia II at [email protected] and 517-908-0303.