Director of Communications
Michigan Municipal League
(734) 669-6317; C: (810) 874-1073
[email protected]; www.mml.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 25, 2020
To Make Michigan Competitive, Local Communities Need Comprehensive Transportation Plan
LANSING, Michigan – Earlier today the Municipal League’s legislative advocacy team testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation about the need to increase funding in our local roads. The following statement regarding the League’s testimony can be attributed to Michigan Municipal League CEO and Executive Director Dan Gilmartin.
“Our members advocate for a long-term, comprehensive transportation plan that invests in our infrastructure at ALL levels. State leaders must compromise to find a solution that raises new revenue for local road maintenance and repair, addresses the needs of our state trunk lines, and supports urban and rural transit systems. Doing so will make our state more competitive in our global economy. For Michigan to move forward, we need to invest from the driveway to the highway, ensuring whether you travel by car, bus or bike, our transportation network meets the mobility needs of all users.”
For additional information, contact Matt Bach, Michigan Municipal League communications director, at [email protected] and (734) 669-6317.
About the League: Michigan Municipal League is dedicated to making Michigan’s communities better by thoughtfully innovating programs, energetically connecting ideas and people, actively serving members with resources and services, and passionately inspiring positive change for Michigan’s greatest centers of potential: its communities. The League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington, D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services. Learn more at mml.org.