In June of 2011 Senate Bill 443 was introduced in the Senate Committee on Transportation to create a regional transit authority for southeast Michigan. The bill never made it out of committee. The regional transit authority would have consolidated and provided public transportation in Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, and Washtenaw County.
Although the price of gas is largely impacted by the worldwide supply of oil, federal and state gasoline taxes also play a role. Currently, the federal government charges a tax of 18 cents per gallon and a 24-cent tax on diesel fuel. Along with these federal taxes, many states charge a
It's no secret that Michigan's roads and highways are in need of repairs. But a recent report containing alarming information about the extent of road damage and the inadequacy of Michigan's road funding is bringing attention to new ideas for fixing Michigan's roads.
Last month, a report by the state House
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When Americans think about government funding debates, issues like health care, social security, education, and defense are hot topics. However, many people take for granted that how they get to school, work, and shops every day is a highly political issue. Transportation is a multi-billion dollar a
A problem found in Michigan, as well as most of the United States, is the declining infrastructure. The problem arises from the constantly increasing demand for transit; a problem growing faster than it can be solved. To account for this growth in transit, funds are being diverted from "maintenance" to "expansion",
The Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides bus service for the greater Lansing area, with fixed routes covering Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos, and parts of Meridian Township. CATA also offers limited commuter routes to Williamston and Mason, and has rural on-demand services available in other outlying areas.