Items Tagged with 'Michigan Department of Transportation'


City, MDOT agree to roadway upgrades

Michigan Street among number of roads to see developments in accordance with Vital Streets initiative.

July 26, 2019
The Grand Rapids City Commission last week approved an agreement with the Michigan Department of Transportation to improve Michigan Street and other roadways in accordance with the Vital Streets initiative. Read More

Elections stalling road funds

Voters want fixes, but candidates see the issue as divisive and lawmakers are slow to act.

Michigan’s crumbling roads — long the subject of jests, memes and most of all, pain — are now voters’ highest priority. And the future of the issue might depend on which candidates they choose in 2018. Read More

Get your slice of the state contract pie

February 23, 2018
Every year, the state of Michigan invites businesses to bid on $53 billion in contracts for construction projects, goods or services. Read More

Airport hopes to connect with local businesses

Open house this week will explore business opportunities for both parties.

December 8, 2017
Gerald R. Ford International Airport is reaching out to the local business community. Read More

State updating 20-year transportation plan

December 11, 2015
The long-range transportation plan for Michigan is ready for public opinion. Read More

State will test more high-speed rails

Amtrak route from Detroit to Chicago will be one of the first options examined.

December 11, 2015
LANSING — Part of Michigan’s passenger rail service goes 110 miles an hour — but not all of it. Read More

Changing preferences challenge transportation agencies

LANSING — Increased fuel efficiency, an insufficient gas tax and younger generations’ disinterest in owning cars have created a complicated combination of financial concerns for Michigan transportation agencies. Read More

Roadwork takes Labor Day off

August 29, 2014
Labor Day travelers will be glad to learn most road construction around the state will be on hiatus during the holiday weekend. Read More

Creston MDOT project earns accolades

August 11, 2014
The Michigan Department of Transportation was one of seven state transportation agencies recognized recently for innovative and efficient transportation projects. Read More

GR planners back expanded U.S. 131 study

April 4, 2014
The Grand Rapids Planning Commission is in support of an expanded study regarding the future of U.S. 131. Read More