Transportation bills head to Senate

State Rep. Aaron Miller this week voted in favor of a $1.2 billion legislative package to fix Michigan’s transportation system, including a bill he introduced that increases the use of competitive bidding for local road and bridge projects.
Miller said House Bill 4610 expands the use of competitive bidding to keep the costs of road and bridge repair more affordable for township governments. Another aspect of the bill increases competitive bidding for municipal and county projects.
Other key elements of the overall package include: Requiring the Michigan Department of Transportation and local road agencies to secure warranties for construction and preservation projects over $2 million; increasing diesel taxes to be equal to gas taxes, while also instituting a process to tax alternative fuels; and expanding the Homestead Property Tax Credit to provide tax relief to families across the state.
The bills now go to the Senate for consideration.

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