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Michigan Environmental Council statement on Senate transportation package

Jul 1, 2015
Michigan Environmental Council President Chris Kolb issued the following statement in response to the Senate's approval of a transportation funding package:

"This plan falls far short of what's needed to create a Michigan transportation system that works for everyone. While the package would provide a modest funding increase for public transit, the legislation fails to put all new revenue through the traditional funding formula that supports transit, rail, trails, harbors and the rest of Michigan's complete transportation system. Our roads are obviously in terrible shape, but our public transportation infrastructure is also in crisis.

"To attract talent, spur economic development and provide access to opportunity for all of our residents, Michigan needs to get serious about investing in public transportation. This package only scratches the surface of what's needed. As House and Senate members work to reconcile their plans, I hope they provide the dedicated, sustainable funding we need to build a 21st century transportation system."
Andy McGlashen: 517-420-1908
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