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

Category: Studies


Days to Pass Road Funding

Posted by Michigan Transportation Team in Studies. Comments Off

28th July

 


Statewide Bridge Rankings Released

Posted by Michigan Transportation Team in Latest News, News and Blog, Studies. Comments Off

6th May

A statewide analysis of bridge data indicates 1 in 4 Michigan bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.



Michigan Road Crisis Update: Cost to Fix Michigan Roads is Now Nearly $2.2 Billion and Rising

Posted by Michigan Transportation Team in Latest News, News and Blog, Studies. Comments Off

20th March

A new report released this week by a former state representative highlights what it will cost to maintain Michigan’s roads and bridges due to legislative inaction.



Michigan Asset Management Council: 2011 Annual Report

Posted by Michigan Transportation Team in Studies. Comments Off

21st February

The condition of Michigan’s roads continued to deteriorate in 2011, and this trend will continue without additional funding.



Report: Michigan residents favor public investments, not tax cuts, to create jobs

Posted by Michigan Transportation Team in Latest News, News and Blog, Studies. Comments Off

20th February

Investing in public goods — like the state’s roadways and infrastructure — should be a priority for state government, Michigan residents say.



Michigan’s unique truck-weight law

Posted by Michigan Transportation Team in Studies. Comments Off

28th January

The Michigan Department of Transportation believes that Michigan’s truck weight law is based on sound research and results in less highway damage and improved safety relative to federal weight law.



Economic Impact and Policy Analysis of Four Michigan Transportation Investment Proposals

Posted by Michigan Transportation Team in Studies. Comments Off

9th June

Anderson Economic Group: “Overall, we find that the quality of Michigan’s roads will decline rapidly if more funding is not raised for additional repairs and maintenance.”



TRIP: Where Are We Going?

Posted by Michigan Transportation Team in Studies. Comments Off

9th March

This report shows Michigan bridges have significant deficiencies with approximately one-in-eight of the state’s bridges rated structurally deficient



Michigan’s Road Crisis: What Will It Cost to Maintain Our Roads and Bridges?

Posted by Michigan Transportation Team in Studies. Comments Off

19th September

Unless additional funding is available to maintain our roads, they are projected to get much worse.



Michigan’s Roads: The Cost of Doing Nothing and the Rewards of Bold Action

Posted by Michigan Transportation Team in Studies. Comments Off

13th May

Anderson Economic Group: “The results of this analysis are clear: the benefits to the state and its residents of increasing our road funding and improving our roads are very large, and far off- set the cost of the higher gas taxes necessary to support that expenditure.”






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...