Government, Business, Fuel

Infrastructure Funding Hits Roadblocks in Michigan Legislature

Gas Marco Ugarte/Associated Press

As negotiations over Michigan’s annual budget pick up the pace, fissures are developing between the Republican-led Legislature and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over the perennial problem of road funding.

Lauren Gibbons | MLive.com
April 5, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

GM to Invest $300 Million, Create 400 Jobs at Michigan Plant

GM General Motors headquarters building (Michigan Municipal League)

General Motors Co. will invest $300 million in its Orion Township. Mich., assembly plant, a move that will create 400 jobs in suburban Detroit.

Brandon Champion | MLive.com
March 22, 2019
Government, Safety, Fuel

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Proposes 45-cent Fuel Tax Hike

Kay Whitmer Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address. (Al Goldis/Associated Press)

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget proposal includes plans for a 45-cent fuel tax increase to provide funding for infrastructure improvements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 11, 2019

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