Investing in Michigan's Transportation Infrastructure, Investing in Michigan's Future
- Ron Brenke
- Closed on
Thank you to everyone who signed this petition, it has helped to keep the issue alive. This petition is now closed. I have launched a new petition, "Just Fix the Roads" to support Governor Snyder's plea for greater investment in our roads. Please take a moment to sign the new petition at: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/just-fix-the-roads.html
Michigan's transportation infrastructure is crumbling due to the lack of proper funding. The system is primarily funded through state vehicle registration fees and fuel taxes. Michigan's current gas tax is 19 cents per gallon, and has not been raised since 1997. We have not kept up with comparable states: Wisconsin-32.1 cents/gal; Minnesota-27.1 cents/gal; Ohio-26 cents/gal; Pennsylvania-35.1 cents/gal.
The one choice we cannot afford is to do nothing.
The undersigned supports the immediate passage of legislation to significantly increase the investment in Michigan’s transportation infrastructure.
Without additional revenue, Michigan's state and local road agencies will continue to delay hundreds of millions of dollars in transportation projects.
Infrastructure investment should be used as a catalyst for economic expansion. A vibrant Michigan is impossible without a quality transportation system crucial in moving goods and people quickly, safely and efficiently.
We support raising revenue through adjustments in vehicle registration fees, user fees on gasoline and diesel fuel, and through new funding strategies.
The Investing in Michigan's Transportation Infrastructure, Investing in Michigan's Future petition to Michigan Legislature was written by Ron Brenke and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.