New Michigan DOT Director Will 'Stay the Course' During Two-Month Term

Michigan DOT Trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge into Detroit. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

After holding various roles at the Michigan Department of Transportation for more than 38 years, Mark Van Port Fleet will serve as the agency’s director for the next two months.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2018

Mark Van Port Fleet Appointed Michigan DOT Director

Van Port Fleet Traffic backs up on Interstate 75 at I-696, north of Detroit. (Michigan Department of Transportation)

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced that longtime Michigan Department of Transportation employee Mark Van Port Fleet will serve as the agency’s new director.

Transport Topics
November 1, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Retiring Michigan DOT Chief Kirk Steudle Appointed Econolite Executive

Kirk Steudle Steudle speaks at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Outgoing Michigan Department of Transportation Director Kirk Steudle has been appointed senior vice president of Econolite, a company that specializes in intelligent transportation systems and traffic management software.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2018

Michigan DOT Director Kirk Steudle to Step Down Oct. 31

Kirk Steudle John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Michigan Department of Transportation Director Kirk Steudle, a champion of mobility and smart infrastructure, is retiring.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2018

M&K Truck Centers Expands in Michigan

M&K Truck Centers (M&K Truck Centers via Facebook)

M&K Truck Centers has expanded its business in Michigan with the purchase of Volvo truck dealerships in Flint and Saginaw from Graff Truck Centers.

Transport Topics
September 5, 2018

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Creates Two Infrastructure Councils

Michigan bridge Beatrice Murch/Flickr

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation creating two councils dedicated solely to infrastructure management.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Michigan Governor Calls for Federal Gas Tax Hike to Fix State’s Ravaged Roads


It’s time to raise the federal gas tax to help fix Michigan’s ravaged roads, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said March 20.

Paul Egan | Detroit Free Press
March 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Mobility, Modernization Top Goals for Colorado and Michigan Governors

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, whose states have significant freight corridors, set goals to overhaul the infrastructure in their states to ensure that the goods that bolster their economy can move freely.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Million Square-Foot Distribution Center in Detroit to be Redeveloped — Reportedly for Amazon

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Up to 1,000 jobs could be coming to Shelby Township, Michigan through the development of a more than 1-million-square-foot distribution center at a former automotive electronics supplier site.

Christina Hall | Detroit Free Press
July 19, 2017

75 MPH Speed Limit OK'd for Some Rural Michigan Highways

Snyder by Pete Marovich/Bloomberg News

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder jumped on the speed train Jan. 5 when he signed a bill boosting the state's speed limit to 75 miles per hour on about 600 miles of highways in rural areas of the state. The bills also raise the maximum speed limit for trucks from 60 to 65 mph.

Kathleen Gray | Detroit Free Press
January 5, 2017