We applaud Governor Snyder and many legislators, such as Senate Appropriations Chair Roger Kahn, for pushing for a comprehensive transportation funding solution. We desperately need one. In today’s world, you can’t grow your career or business if you’re not connected to other communities around the world. We depend on our highways, airports, rail lines and ports to keep us connected. Yet, the last time Michigan increased funding for transportation was 15 years ago – and our roads, bridges and other transit systems show it.
Investments in infrastructure will grow the economy. It’s a key platform in our Michigan Turnaround Plan. While there are many ways a solution could be designed, all will certainly cost more money. We urge a long-term solution be adopted that provides enough revenue to build the infrastructure we need for at least the next decade. We urge the Legislature to take up this challenge and pass legislation this year. Let’s turnaround our economy by supporting increased funding for transportation!