Transportation

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 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 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 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). 

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: http://www.mirsnews.podbean.com/