Governor Whitmer

TRU leads 30 groups in demanding a better long-range transportation plan

To the Honorable Governor Gretchen Whitmer: CC: MDOT Director, EGLE Director, Transportation Commission, and Climate Council: Thank you, Governor Whitmer, for recognizing the severity of the climate crisis and committing to make Michigan “a leader in this fight.” We applaud the creation and inclusive efforts of the Council on Climate Solutions to develop the MI …

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TRU demands fixes to MDOT’s 2045 transportation plan

Following careful review of all 160 pages of MDOT’s draft Michigan Mobility 2045 long-range transportation plan and questioning at numerous public meetings, TRU submitted formal comments on the plan, including strengths, weaknesses, and areas that need improvement. Comment Summary Thank you for the Michigan Mobility 2045 plan’s inspirational vision and guiding principles of a multimodal …

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MDOT’s plan for 2045: More of the same?

Michigan is facing a choice – a fork in the road: Will Michigan continue to spend billions on wider highways, despite the climate crisis, increasing road deaths, persistent inequity, and lots of people who don’t want to drive? Or will Michigan give more than just lip service to the virtues of transportation choices and finally …

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Transit left out of Whitmer’s idea of “Future Mobility”

Weeks after kicking off her carbon neutrality plan for Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer created a critical mobility council Wednesday that included no environmental, transit or non-motorized leaders. In a statement shared with media Thursday, TRU joined Michigan Environmental Council and Environmental Law & Policy Center are calling on Gov. Whitmer to add at least one …

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Could a Road Funding Boost be a Big Win for Transit too?

We’ve all heard it endlessly for the past year and longer: “Fix the damn roads!!” Governor Whitmer is committed to doing just that, with no dodges, slight-of-hand, or gimmicks. Fixing Michigan’s roads will cost $2.5 billion, so she’s proposed a 45-cent gas tax increase to achieve that, while also moving education funds back to education …

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