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States Are Actually Driving Transportation Funding Declines

Posted on: September 24th, 2014

According to a new report, states' spending on transportation has dropped far more than the federal government's in the last decade.

It has become an oft-repeated talking point in discussions over how to fix the federal transportation funding formula: The federal government has become an unreliable partner to the states.

But states are at least as much to blame for the drop in transportation spending over the last decade as the federal government.

Salt Prices Soar - Another Hit for Cash-Strapped Road Agencies

Posted on: September 11th, 2014

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Lansing, Mich. – While Michigan residents are enjoying the dog days of summer, road agencies are quietly preparing for winter. The County Road Association said that state and local road agencies are bracing for a massive increase in salt prices expected this year – yet another hit for cash-strapped road maintenance budgets. 

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Mission

The Washtenaw County Road Commission is responsible for maintaining a road system that is reasonably safe and convenient to the traveling public.

The agency is governed by a three-member Board of County Road Commissioners: Douglas E. Fuller (Chair), Barbara Ryan Fuller (Vice-Chair), and  William McFarlane (Member). The day-to-day operations are overseen by Managing Director, Roy D. Townsend, and carried out by its 130 employees (115 active).