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Lt. Governor Underscores Michigan as a Manufacturing Leader

Oct 12, 2018

On Wednesday, Lt. Governor Brian Calley traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the Manufacturing USA Congressional Briefing. The briefing, hosted by the House and Senate Manufacturing Caucuses in conjunction with Manufacturing USA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, focused on securing global leadership in advanced manufacturing, enhancing national security, and accelerating economic growth. […]

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Legislation Introduced Creating Transportation Fund

May 18, 2018

This week a three-bill package was introduced aimed at fixing Michigan roads. The legislation would create the Michigan Innovation Transportation Fund, administered by experts outside of the Michigan Department of Transportation. The fund would review, publicly post, implement, and then analyze ideas on ways to improve Michigan roads without increasing spending. The legislation calls for […]

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Freeway Speed Limit Increase Set to Take Effect

Apr 28, 2017

In accordance with new state law, the Department of Transportation and the Michigan State Police have identified areas throughout the state for which it would be most appropriate to increase speed limits.  They’ve identified 900 miles of non-freeway state highways for speed limit increase to 65 mph, and 600 miles of freeway for speed limit […]

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Legislature Votes to Increase Speed Limits

Dec 09, 2016

This week, the Senate passed a package of legislation amending Michigan’s speed limit laws.  Most notably, the bill would increase the speed limit on certain freeways from 70 mph to 75 mph and would increase some trunk line highways from 55 mph to 65 mph.  The bills were amended from their House-passed version and have […]

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Autonomous Vehicle Legislation Passes Senate

Sep 09, 2016

On Thursday, the Senate passed a four-bill bipartisan package of legislation dealing with autonomous vehicles.  The legislation would allow autonomous vehicles on streets and highways throughout the state.  Along with setting up regulatory framework, it creates the Michigan Council of Future Mobility that would be tasked with providing policy recommendations on an annual basis.  The […]

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Regional Transit Proposal Moves Forward

Aug 05, 2016

This week, a deal was reached amongst stakeholders that would place a proposal before Southeast Michigan voters in November to raise funds to increase public transportation in the region.  The millage before voters would be a twenty-year plan and 1.2 mills, costing the average house less than $100 per year.  In addition to the $3 […]

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Committee Reports Legislation Increasing Speed Limit

Feb 05, 2016

This week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee reported a bipartisan package of bills seeking to increase certain speed limits throughout the state.  The legislation could increase the speed limit to 75 miles per hour (mph) on approximately 600 miles of highway and from 55 to 60 mph on approximately 900 miles of trunklines.  Additionally, […]

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Department of Transportation Seeking Public Input

Dec 18, 2015

The Michigan Department of Transportation is requesting public input on their five-year transportation program.  Comments must be received by January 11, 2016.  For more information and to view the full 2016-2020 draft plan, please visit www.michigan.gov/mdot5yearplan.

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