michigan

Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Michigan Creates Office to Navigate Emerging Tech in Transportation

The Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing, Mich. The Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing, Mich. (Steven Kriemadis/Getty Images)

Michigan is creating a centralized team to handle future technology issues, with the new Office of Future Mobility and Electrification.

Taylor DesOrmeau | MLive.com (Walker, Mich.)
July 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Michigan DOT Assesses Needs, Starts Repairs After Extensive Flooding

Gladwin County, Mich., flood damage M-30 flooding damage in Edenville, Gladwin County, Mich. (MDOT Photography Unit)

The Michigan Department of Transportation is in the process of assessing and restoring infrastructure after severe flooding swallowed roads and bridges in the east-central portion of the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Port of Monroe to Buy Crane With $1.1 Million Grant

Port of Monroe The Port of Monroe will use the funds to buy a crawler crane, which will move cargo and heavy equipment. (Port of Monroe)

Federal grant money has been awarded to fund equipment upgrades and training geared toward attracting more cargo to the Port of Monroe in Michigan.

Tyler Eagle | Monroe (Mich.) News
January 9, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Next Four Months Could Make or Break Michigan Road Aid Deal

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed hiking the gas tax by 45 cents per gallon. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

LANSING, Mich. — If Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to “fix the damn roads” during the 2020 election year, she’ll have to quickly find consensus with Republican lawmakers, say political operatives who’ve worked on transportation funding.

Beth LeBlanc and Craig Mauger | The Detroit News
January 2, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Michigan Lawmakers Weigh Bill on Tolling Feasibility Study

Detroit road Gratiot Avenue in Detroit. State Sen. John Bizon said it's too early to tell which routes might be suitable for tolls. (Getty Images)

Michigan legislators are considering a bill that would authorize a study on the feasibility of tolling certain highways.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2019
Business

Ford to Close Michigan Engine Factory

Ford CEO Jim Hackett Ford CEO Jim Hackett by Seth Wenig/Associated Press

Ford Motor Co. is closing a Michigan engine factory as part of the tentative agreement it reached with the United Auto Workers Oct. 30, as the automaker begins to shift from traditional internal combustion engines to battery-powered vehicles.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2019
Government, Business

Michigan Auditor General: MDOT Allowed Aggregates Group to Influence Study

Crushed stone near truck Getty Images

Michigan’s auditor general recently found that the state Department of Transportation allowed industry representatives to influence a study on the aggregates market.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Michigan House Bills Could Prompt Local Fuel Taxes

A road under construction Michigan. A Michigan road is closed for repair. (Aftab Borka/Web2Carz.com)

Gas prices could look a little different across county lines under legislation proposed in the Michigan House this week.

Lauren Gibbons | MLive.com
September 13, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Michigan Lawmakers Ready to Act on Budget — Without Road Deal

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, has been pursuing a 45-cent fuel tax increase to fund the state's crumbling roads, a plan Republican lawmakers do not support. (Associated Press/David Eggert)

Republican leaders in Michigan’s Senate and House of Representatives are prepared to proceed with a budget, albeit one that doesn’t include a deal to secure funding for the state’s crumbling roads.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Michigan Transportation Funding Debate Continues as Budget Deadline Looms

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer by David Eggert/Associated Press

Michigan lawmakers continue to deliberate transportation funding sources as the Oct. 1 budget deadline creeps closer.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2019

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