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Everyone Wants To Fix The Damn Roads' But We Dont Really Want To Pay For It
Just in time for the Mackinac Policy Conference, the Center for Michigan and its Bridge Magazine have a new report out all about Michiganâ€™s abysmal roads. Itâ€™s titledÂ Fixing Michiganâ€™s Road Mess: The Unclear Path Ahead. The report is the result of convening more than 3,200 residents across the state to talk about the state of our roads. It found broad agreement, unsurprisingly, that our roads are in terrible shape. But it found no consensus whatsoever on the issue of how to pay for repairing them â€” or how much we should spend repairing them. On this episode, we spoke with Bridge Magazineâ€™s public engagement reporter, Allie Schmidt, about the report and some of its findings. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made â€œfixing the damn roadsâ€ a centerpiece of her successful election campaign last year, and with auto insurance reform edging closer to completion, the issue figures to loom over the Mackinac Policy Conference this week on Mackinac Island. Thanks for listening to Daily Detroit. If you like what youâ€™re hearing, tell a friend about us, leave us a review and subscribe onÂ Apple Podcasts, or support us by becoming aÂ Patreon member.
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Parking Ticket Discounts For City Residents Plus 6 Things To Know Around Detroit
Happy Monday, and welcome to a new week of your Daily Detroit. Today, Jer talks about an eventful past week spent at the Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island, filling us in on some of the things he came away with beyond just the headlines about no-fault auto insurance reform. Specifically, itâ€™s becoming clear that Detroitâ€™s comeback needs a lot more juice (read: money â€”Â and residents) just to come up to par with the competition. He also does the math on the so-called 7.2, the informal name for Detroitâ€™s downtown and adjacent district that have seen most investment lately, and the costs to fix Michiganâ€™s decrepit roads. Also, an interesting post pushes the idea that the cost $10 a month per Michigan driver on average to raise $1 billion for the roads. Elswhere, we cover: Could the Regional Transit Authority be revived in a scaled-back version? Its board chairman dropped a hint recently. [Michigan Matters] Mortgages hit a decade high in Detroit in April, but theyâ€™re still well below what they should be. The Detroit City Council is considering giving city residents a 50% break on parking violations if paid within five days. [Detroit News] The company behind the megahit online multiplayer video game Fortnite is opening an office in Detroit. No, not to develop new Fortnite dance moves. [Crainâ€™s] The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is resuming nighttime closures starting June 23. Thanks for listening to Daily Detroit. If you like what youâ€™re hearing, tell a friend about us, leave us a review and subscribe onÂ Apple Podcasts, or support us by becoming aÂ Patreon member.