Transportation input will be delivered to Gov. Snyder, legislature and policymakers

Roads, buses, rail, bicycles, bridges and walkable cities will all  be on the agenda during a series of community forums on transportation underway across Michigan.

Sponsored by the Transportation for Michigan (Trans4M) coalition, the forums are designed to generate input to Gov. Rick Snyder, the Michigan Legislature and policymakers as they create a shared transportation vision for the state.

“Governor Snyder said during his special message on transportation last year that he wanted to start a statewide conversation to help guide transportation policy and make it a vital component of our economic recovery,” said Kathryn Gray, coordinator of the Trans4M coalition. “These forums will help deliver the needs and wishes of Michiganders to Gov. Snyder and other key policymakers.”

Forums to be held in the Central Upper Peninsula Include:

  • August 29 in Escanaba, from 2:00 – 4:00 at the MTEC at Bay College, 2000 N. 30th St.
  • August 29th in Marquette, from 6:00 – 8:00 at the Michigan Works! Service Center in Marquette, next to Econo Foods. Check back at www.trans4m.org for updated information on locations and times

Forums already have taken place in Midland, Royal Oak, Dearborn, Detroit and other Lower Peninsula Locations.

“People are excited about the prospects for improving Michigan’s roads, public transportation options and bike- and pedestrian-friendly towns,” said Gray. “They’re sharing that with us during these forums, and we will be sharing it with lawmakers and policy experts as we move toward a reliable, efficient and interconnected transportation system for our state.”

Transportation for Michigan (www.trans4m.org) is a statewide coalition working to create a stronger Michigan through transportation policy reform that will revitalize Michigan’s cities and towns, reconnect its people to opportunity, and spark a healthier economy.  Trans4M coalition partners include nonprofits, businesses, policymakers, environmental groups, planners, academic institutions and others.

 

Source: Press Release – Michigan Works! The Job Force Board


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