The governor recently signed budget that included an additional $400 million in General Fund spending for roads and bridges. Of the $400 million $160 million will be used to match all available federal funds and the remaining $240 million will be distributed to MDOT, County Road Commissions, and Cities and Villages.
This additional revenue will result in additional $56.7 million for local roads in cities and villages throughout the state. For a breakdown of what each individual community will receive please click the following link. Act 51 breakdown for cities and villages
Although this additional money will be helpful, it does not represent a long term solution. The League continues to advocate for a long-term sustainable solution that will fund all aspects of out transportation network.
John LaMacchia is a Legislative Associate for the League handling transportation, infrastructure, and energy issues. He can be reached at email@example.com or 517-908-0303.