It's Time for Bold Legislative Action to Fix Michigan's Crumbling Roads

The clock is ticking on the current legislative session and it’s not acceptable for the State Legislature to adjourn for the summer recess without passing a comprehensive plan to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges, says the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

Michigan Voters Say It's Time to Fix The Roads, Will Pay More Money to Do It, Chamber Poll Shows

An overwhelming majority of Michigan voters believe our roads are in horrible condition and are willing to invest more money to build and maintain better roads, according to a Michigan Chamber of Commerce poll released today.

“Increased funding to fix the roads and improve public transit is necessary to keep Michigan moving forward and this poll shows solid voter support for a major investment in transportation,” said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley.

Michigan Chamber Commends House Leadership for Passage of Legislation to Build Better Roads

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley in response to bipartisan action in the State House today to raise transportation investment by $450 million per year.

Michigan Chamber Agrees With Gov. Snyder's Call for Legislative Comprehensive Action on Transportation Investment

(Friday, Jan. 17, 2014) -- Last night, Gov. Snyder delivered his 2014 State of the State Address. In response to media inquiries, Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley offered this reaction:

"Over the past three years, Gov. Snyder has provided strong and effective leadership to reinvent Michigan. In 2014, the state of the our state is good and getting better. We appreciate the Governor's continued emphasis on more and better jobs. We also strongly agree with his call for legislative comprehensive action on transportation investment."

Michigan Chamber Applauds Permit Approval for New International Trade Crossing

(Friday, April 12th) - Calling it a great day for the entire state, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce today expressed optimism about the state’s economic future with the announcement that a key federal permit required to construct the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) has been approved.

Michigan Chamber Foundation Study Finds Further Transportation Investment Would Create 11,000 More Jobs For Our State

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - On the heels of news that the Detroit River International Trade Crossing will be built and bring thousands of new jobs, the Michigan Chamber Foundation today announced a new economic report which concludes that fixing the rest of the state’s deteriorating roads and bridges would create an additional 11,000 jobs.

Michigan Chamber Supports Governor's Special Message on Transportation

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statements in response to Governor Snyder’s special message on transportation given earlier today in Southfield.

Statement from Rich Studley, President & CEO:

Michigan Chamber Supports New International Trade Crossing, Urges Lawmakers to Vote for Senate Bills 410-11

Calling on State Senators to support Michigan’s job providers, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce today urged members of the Senate Economic Development Committee to act now on legislation to create the New International Trade Crossing (NITC). 

BREAKING NEWS...Michigan Chamber Board Votes to Support New International Trade Crossing

The Michigan Chamber Board of Directors yesterday (Sept. 20) voted to support Governor Rick Snyder's proposal to build a New International Trade Crossing as well as a comprehensive statewide transportation investment plan. Read more about it in The Detroit News.

Listen to Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley Discuss Recalls, the New International Trade Crossing and More on MIRS Monday Podcast

Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley joined MIRS Monday Podcast publisher John T. Reurink in a conversation covering the current union-driven efforts to recall lawmakers, the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) debate, and what the Legislature could be tackling in upcoming months. The podcast was recorded on Sept. 12 is approximately 12 minutes long. The podcast is available here: