Reforms Needed in Michigan Road Spending

It’s no secret that Michigan’s transportation network is in bad shape and more money is needed.

However, more money may not help without some changes in how the current money is spent.

A citizens’ advisory committee has been looking at the issue for the last 8 months.

They’re in downstate Roscommon today suggesting possible reforms to transportation spending.

One of Marquette County’s board commissioners is part of the advisory group.

Bob Struck says the Michigan legislature has been under-funding all roads since the 1960s.

He believes U.P. roads will only be fixed when the entire state has a lot more road money to work with.

The advisory committee will go to Lansing later this month.

They’ll be passing along their suggestions on how to generate that extra funding for the road system.