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New Report Exposes Serious Gaps in Michigan Water and Sewer Infrastructure Investment

April 13, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

LANSING, Mich. — A new report commissioned by the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA) found that Michigan and its communities are not keeping up with the multimillion-dollar investments needed to ensure clean drinking water and…

New Soil Freezing Model for Michigan May Help Reduce Spring Thaw Impact on Roads

April 7, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

April 6, 2016—It's a rite of spring as routine as the return of the first robin: spring weight restrictions going into effect across the state to protect…

Michigan Governor Creates Commission to Guide State’s Infrastructure

March 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

LANSING, Mich. – The 21st Century Infrastructure Commission will identify long-term strategies to help ensure Michigan’s infrastructure remains safe…

Michigan’s Wing Plows Add Lighting Stick to be Seen

February 26, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

Feb. 25, 2016—As wing plows become more widely used in the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is using a simple innovation to make them more visible to motorists. Wing plows, typically deployed on the right side of a standard…

Michigan Governor Declares Emergency Over Flint’s Drinking Water

January 8, 2016 - in Corporate, Drinking water, Maintenance

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today declared a state of emergency for Genesee County due to the ongoing health and safety issues caused by lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water. By declaring a state of emergency, Snyder has made available all…

MDOT Names Longtime Leader Mark Van Port Fleet New Deputy Director and COO

August 13, 2015 - in People, Transportation

Aug. 12, 2015—With more than 35 years of experience with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Mark Van Port Fleet has been appointed as the new deputy director and chief operations officer (COO). He is succeeding Gregory C. Johnson, who will…

Redi-Rock Earns Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award

March 18, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate, Erosion control

Redi-Rock International will be honored at the eleventh annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event on May 7, 2015, at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Redi-Rock International is a growing Charlevoix-based company that has taken a seemingly boring…

Michigan Road Conditions Keep Declining According to Recent Report

February 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads, Transportation

Feb. 17, 2015—Initial results from an annual rating of Michigan road conditions show that 38 percent of the state's paved federal-aid system is in poor condition, up from 33 percent in 2013. The 2014 rating was performed on behalf of the Transportation Asset…

Michigan State Transportation Commission Urges Legislators to Address Funding Shortfall

December 8, 2014 - in Financial, Transportation

December 4, 2014— The State Transportation Commission (STC) today adopted a resolution encouraging the State Legislature to "immediately take action" to increase state transportation revenue. The resolution was written following the STC meeting in Lansing…

Michigan Creates Mi Drive App to Assist Motorists

November 13, 2014 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

Nov. 12, 2014—Just in time for winter and holiday driving, the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) popular Mi Drive traffic information website is now available as an app. Available free for iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets, the new…