Government, Technology, Autonomous

Ontario, Michigan Partner to Explore Transportation Technologies

Ambassador Bridge The Ambassador Bridge is one of the border-crossings in the Detroit-Windsor Gateway. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

Government leaders in Ontario and Michigan have partnered to advance transportation and mobility technologies in a cross-border testing setting.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 26, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Michigan Plans Dedicated Road Lanes for Autonomous Vehicles

An aerial view of the downtown Detroit skyline. An aerial view of the downtown Detroit skyline. The state of Michigan said it will begin testing highway lanes dedicated for automated vehicles. (Davel5957/Getty Images)

The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

David Eggert and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
August 13, 2020
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.

January 2, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Michigan Lawmakers Weigh Bill on Tolling Feasibility Study

Detroit street 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

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