A new report from the state auditor general takes the Michigan Department of Transportation to task. The report examines a warranty program to hold construction companies responsible for the quality of the roads they build. It says the state doesn’t follow up often enough with contractors to ensure problems are fixed. Continue reading
The improvements will allow three companies to expand, creating 135 new full time jobs. Continue reading
The state Auditor General says a program to launch local commuter rail programs has wasted many millions of dollars. The audit found the Michigan Department of Transportation missed out on applying for federal mass transit funds that could have defrayed the state’s costs, and failed to ensure all railway crossings are safe. Specifically to task for spending nearly 10 million dollars to refurbish rail cars that are sitting idle. Continue reading
An exploratory project is being launched to bring back passenger train service to a rail line that still exists through central and northern Michigan.
A one-day social media campaign is launching Friday urging Michigan drivers to “Put the Brakes on Fatalities.”
Despite all of the construction Michigan drivers seem to encounter during the warmer months, the state has a mediocre highway system – this according to a national, libertarian thinktank organization.
A new report by the Reason Foundation ranks Michigan 32 in highway performance and cost-effectiveness.
The state is looking for a business to manage it’s sponsorship programs, and bring in some funding. Continue reading
State transportation officials are giving Michigan motorists a “reality check”. Continue reading
If your car has been damaged by a pothole this wintry season there may be something you can do about it.
Something that often frustrates Michigan drivers, other than the weather, is construction.
The state is hoping to reduce frustration, and delays with new bridge replacement technology. Continue reading
Winter Michigan highway courtesy of Michigan Department of Transportation. [/caption]Michigan Department of Transportation has found a new way to get feedback on conditions of northern Michigan roads in the winter.