Transportation Asset Management Fall Conference

The Annual Fall Asset Management Conference will be taking place in Escanaba, Michigan on Thursday October 24th. This will be a great opportunity for you or DPW/City Engineer to get caught up to date on the latest in Transportation Asset Management. Michigan Municipal League Executive Director Dan Gilmartin will be participating in a panel discussion outlining the views of MML on various transportation issues. The brochure for the conference can be found below.

2013 Fall Asset Management Conference Brochure

John LaMacchia is a Legislative Associate for the League handling transportation and infrastructure issues. He can be reached at jlamacchia@mml.org or 517-908-0303.

 

League Testifies in Support of Vulnerable Roadway User Legislation

Today the Michigan Municipal League offered their support for legislation that would help strengthen protections for Vulnerable Roadway Users such as pedestrians and bicyclists. Under HB 4792 and HB 4799 a person who commits a moving violation and injures or kills a Vulnerable Roadway User would be subject to fines, community service, or imprisonment.

The League has advocated for complete streets and talked about the importance of creating livable communities that support the safe interaction of all modes of transportation. Support for this legislation helps further that advocacy.

The House Criminal Justice committee did not vote on this legislation today but we are hopeful that these bills will be voted on in the near future.

John LaMacchia is a Legislative Associate for the League handling transportation issues. He can be reached at jlamacchia@mml.org or 517-908-0303.

Representative Lauwers and Representative Callton to Host Transportation Town Halls

Please mark you calendars and spread the word about more transportation towns halls coming up this month.

  • ┬áRepresentative Dan Lauwers, Tuesday June 25th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Location: St. Clair County RESA, Woodward Development Center Cafeteria, 499 Range Road Marysville, MI 48040
  • Representative Mike Callton, Tuesday June 25th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Location: Ionia County Commission on Aging, 115 Hudson St., Ionia, MI 48846

We encourage you to attend these town halls and help spread the League’s message about funding a complete transportation system that is built to support all users.

 

John LaMacchia is a Legislative Associate for the League handling transportation issues. He can be reached at jlamacchia@mml.org or 517-908-0303.

 

State Representatives to Host Transportation Town Hall Monday June 10th

State Representatives from the Grand Rapids area will be hosting a transportation town hall next Monday, June 10th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Grand Rapids. The location will be at Grand Valley State University’s Pew Downtown Campus, in room 215A of the Eberhard Center. The address is 301 Fulton Street West, Grand Rapids MI, 48504. Parking is available in the Eberhard Lot, which is off Front Avenue.

The event is being hosted by the following State Representatives:

  • State Rep. Tom Hooker, R-Byron Center
  • State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto
  • State Rep. Peter MacGregor, R-Canon Township
  • State Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R- Walker
  • State Rep Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia

The Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, Kirk Steudle, will also attend and be available for a question and answer session.

We encourage you to consider attending this town hall. Please help express the importance of local communities in the overall transportation system and how this system needs to be inclusive of all modes of transportation. This issue is more than about just building roads and the view from curb to curb. It is about building great places that contribute to the economic growth and success of Michigan.

John LaMacchia is a Legislative Associate for the League handling transportation issues. He can be reached at jlamacchia@mml.org or 517-908-0303.