New Bridge Over Manistee River

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Re: New Bridge Over Manistee River

Unread postby Super Chief » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:52 pm

Anybody know if this got approved by the govenor? Does she control MDOTs budget totally?
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Re: New Bridge Over Manistee River

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:18 pm

The Governor does not control the MDOT budget. The governor appoints the State Transportation Commission - staggered multi year terms. The gas and weight tax is collected and distributed by statute. The governor can approve or veto legislative appropriations out side of the gas & weight taxes. Federal funds come to MDOT to be distributed via federal rules / regulations. Without looking, I assume it's still in their budget.
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Re: New Bridge Over Manistee River

Unread postby Super Chief » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:25 am

There was a piece on M-live that she slashed a $6 million railroad grade project and $34 million freight dollars and re directed it to passenger rail. They're still negotiating this budget so will see.
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Re: New Bridge Over Manistee River

Unread postby AANscaleRunner » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:36 pm

There was a crew at the bridge taking core samples while I was chasing the GLC this morning.
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