WASHINGTON – A congressional subcommittee got an earful Tuesday about the poor state of Michigan’s roads, with the head of a group representing cities and townships across the state pleading for help in fixing them.
“Our transportation infrastructure in Michigan is as bad as it’s ever been,” Daniel Gilmartin, executive director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League, testifed before a U.S. Senate surface transportation subcommittee. “This year is a special kind of ugly on Michigan roads.”
Gilmartin, whose organization represents municipalities before state and federal agencies and lawmakers, spoke more generally about the poor state of infrastructure across the U.S. on behalf of the National League of Cities. But in responding to a question from U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., the top Democrat on the panel, he noted that the state’s roads are especially bad this year.