FACT: One-third of all fatal and serious traffic crashes are due at least in part to poor road conditions.

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2014 MITA Pothole Pocketbook Contest Comes to a Close: Entrants Spend Nearly $15,000 in Car Repairs

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8th April

Entrants to MITA’s Pothole Pocketbook Contest this year spent nearly $15,000 in Car Repairs.



2nd Annual Pothole Pocketbook Contest Begins Today

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18th February

Drivers can win up to $500 to cover the cost of pothole-related vehicle repairs.



Pure Pothole Hell

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13th February

Check out this video of pure pothole hell.



Latest Just Fix the Roads TV Ad

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30th April

Commercials and public service announcements are spreading the word regarding the need for increased transportation funding.



Holland Sentinel: It’s time for Legislature to make tough decisions on funding road maintenance

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18th April

It is time for the Legislature to make a decision to support increased road funding.



Gas Prices Rise and Fall; Michigan Transportation Funding Still Ailing

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16th April

Michigan Transportation Funding has not been increased since 1997, and the state’s roads and bridges are suffering from a lack of adequate funding.



Michigan Sheriff’s Association issues statewide pothole safety message

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5th March

“We’re urging drivers to be alert and use extra caution over the next couple months while they get patched.”



Letter: Inaction on Roads is Not an Option.

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27th February

As the legislature continues to debate Governor Snyder’s proposal to fix Michigan’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, Michiganders must make one thing crystal clear.



MML Video: Improving Michigan’s Transportation System Key to Economic Turnaround

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27th February

Michigan Municipal League CEO Dan Gilmartin explains in a video why having a strong transportation system is vital to Michigan.



Michigan’s transportation network is at its breaking point

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26th February

Manufacturers and growers depend on a quality transportation system to get their products to market, and one-third of Michigan’s roads are already crumbling in poor condition.






Latest News and Blog Posts

Come back frequently for the latest news on Michigan's roads crisis, along with blog posts from members of our coalition and others who agree: just fix the roads now!

Local Communities Place Road Work Millages On August Ballot
July 28, 2014
Road millages are on the ballot in communities across the state next week.
How to Avoid Potholes
July 22, 2014
A clever, to the point video, that also references the TRIP report.
State Officials Need To Act On Michigan Roads
July 21, 2014
This opinion page piece from the Midland Daily News takes the Michigan Legislature to task for their inaction on road funding.
New TRIP Report: Michigan Among States With 30% or More Major Rural Roads in Disrepair
July 10, 2014
A new national report shows that 32 percent of rural roads in Michigan are in poor condition.
Michigan Laborers Road Tour Calls On Legislature to Act on Road Funding
July 8, 2014
To highlight the road funding crisis, the Michigan Laborers hosted press conferences across the state recently.
Feedback: Readers’ anger over roads as bad as the roads themselves
June 24, 2014
Reader's continue to submit angry letters to newspapers venting their frustration at the Michigan Legislature for not doing something about road funding before going...
Labor Voices: Republicans took their eyes off road
June 18, 2014
The Republican-led Legislature took their eyes off the road when they failed to pass road funding before going on break, according to this opinion...