Michigan road conditions

Victor Mendez's picture
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Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

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Operation Fix The Holes

Justin Reder's picture
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Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2017-SIB-0210.pdf

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

Michigan's crumbling roads and bridges

Kelly Perez's picture

If you have ever driven on Michigan roads, you know how horrible they are. 20% of roads maintained by the state are in terrible condition, and 46% are projected to be worse by 2020. Bridges are also expected to get 50% worse by 2023. Drivers are constantly having to repair their tires and cars, due to enourmous potholes.

Despite increased funding, specifically $1.2 billion, dedicated towards fixing Michigan bridges and roads, there is still not enough to completely stop the decaying of roads. There are just too many problem roads for the state to currently afford to fix.

National Work Zone Awareness Week

Jordan Schwimmer (TC)'s picture

On February 8th, 2011, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) worker Bob Kamps took a nighttime shift patching roads like any other day on the job – little did he know that taking this night shift would almost kill him. That night, Kamps and his colleague, Mark Hanus, were hit by a car. Both of them were injured, but Kamps got it much worse with diffuse axonal injury, a very common form of traumatic brain injury.

Who Should be Held Responsible For Uber Accidents?

Brett Hollander's picture

Uber recently announced a major expansion into Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint, and Kalamazoo. This company is best known for its technology that connected passengers to taxicab drivers. However, Uber recently has upped the stakes with UberX. Instead of just connecting passengers to taxis, UberX turns everyday people into unofficial cab drivers. UberX certainly has appeal in terms of convenience and open access. But this service has raised a ton of controversy around the country and throughout the state of Michigan.

Michigan Ban on Direct-to...

Suraj Shekar's picture

Many of you have heard of the company Tesla Motors, which specializes in manufacturing and selling premium and recently economy fully-electric vehicles with the mission “to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy”. Tesla has experienced fairly large growth in many other states but not so much so in Michigan.

Heated Sidewalks and Roads

Andrew Cohen's picture

Imagine, in the wake of a big snowstorm, city sidewalks and streets that never get caked with snow and ice. No salt, no slopping your way through slush or gingerly walking on ice. That’s a luxury people in Holland, MI have been enjoying for some time now, thanks to their heated sidewalks and streets. According to downtownholland.com, the system can melt about an inch of snow per hour at temperatures as low as 15 degrees.

Lighting of the Future

Alex Kubie's picture

One of the most pertinent issues in our nation has been the development, and maintenance, of our infrastructure. Specifically, the issue of both maintaining and constructing street lights and other measures to increase visibility on our nation's highways and roads has been a topic of discussion in both state and federal policy planning.

Michigan's crumbling roads and bridges

Kelly Perez's picture

If you have ever driven on Michigan roads, you know how horrible they are. 20% of roads maintained by the state are in terrible condition, and 46% are projected to be worse by 2020. Bridges are also expected to get 50% worse by 2023. Drivers are constantly having to repair their tires and cars, due to enourmous potholes.

Despite increased funding, specifically $1.2 billion, dedicated towards fixing Michigan bridges and roads, there is still not enough to completely stop the decaying of roads. There are just too many problem roads for the state to currently afford to fix.

National Work Zone Awareness Week

Jordan Schwimmer (TC)'s picture

On February 8th, 2011, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) worker Bob Kamps took a nighttime shift patching roads like any other day on the job – little did he know that taking this night shift would almost kill him. That night, Kamps and his colleague, Mark Hanus, were hit by a car. Both of them were injured, but Kamps got it much worse with diffuse axonal injury, a very common form of traumatic brain injury.

Who Should be Held Responsible For Uber Accidents?

Brett Hollander's picture

Uber recently announced a major expansion into Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint, and Kalamazoo. This company is best known for its technology that connected passengers to taxicab drivers. However, Uber recently has upped the stakes with UberX. Instead of just connecting passengers to taxis, UberX turns everyday people into unofficial cab drivers. UberX certainly has appeal in terms of convenience and open access. But this service has raised a ton of controversy around the country and throughout the state of Michigan.

Michigan Ban on Direct-to...

Suraj Shekar's picture

Many of you have heard of the company Tesla Motors, which specializes in manufacturing and selling premium and recently economy fully-electric vehicles with the mission “to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy”. Tesla has experienced fairly large growth in many other states but not so much so in Michigan.

Heated Sidewalks and Roads

Andrew Cohen's picture

Imagine, in the wake of a big snowstorm, city sidewalks and streets that never get caked with snow and ice. No salt, no slopping your way through slush or gingerly walking on ice. That’s a luxury people in Holland, MI have been enjoying for some time now, thanks to their heated sidewalks and streets. According to downtownholland.com, the system can melt about an inch of snow per hour at temperatures as low as 15 degrees.

Lighting of the Future

Alex Kubie's picture

One of the most pertinent issues in our nation has been the development, and maintenance, of our infrastructure. Specifically, the issue of both maintaining and constructing street lights and other measures to increase visibility on our nation's highways and roads has been a topic of discussion in both state and federal policy planning.

Implementing Legislation to Kickstart Self-Driving Cars in Michigan

Brett Spielman (TC)'s picture

Michigan Senator Gary Peters says that to make Michigan a leader in self-driving technology, we have to have the necessary legislation in place. This is required because driving regulations are for vehicles operated by a human. Ford has announced plans to have a fully automated vehicle hit the market in 2021. This is startlingly close. In an article from the Detroit News, Peters said, “I had a long conversation with now-(Transportation) Secretary Elaine Chao about this ...

Drivers asleep at the wheel: What can be done?

Zack Shandell's picture

According to the M-live article cited below, Yesterday March 20th on M-53, two vans collided into one another because one of the drivers, Clinton McLeod, transporting two young residents in his van, fell asleep at the wheel. The collision resulted in injuries to seven people "ranging in ages 1 to 60." According to one of the drivers involved in the collision, Janice Elftman, "noticed an oncoming van veering into her lane." Investigators strongly suspect that McLeod fell asleep at the wheel, hospitalizing many involved.

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Michigan road conditions

Victor Mendez's picture
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Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Operation Fix The Holes

Justin Reder's picture
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Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2017-SIB-0210.pdf

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

Michigan Roads by Ethan

Ethan Sartwell's picture
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Changing Highway Speeds in Michigan

Kaitlyn Henry's picture
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Connor's Proposal on Michigan Public Transportation Infastructure

Connor Scott's picture
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High gas prices are killing us.

Michael Pelic's picture
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Greg Aikens Proposal for Minor Tax Increase for Road Damage and Pothole Repair

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Andrew Cohen and Jason Styles' Proposal on Uber and Lyft Background/Security Checks

Andrew Cohen's picture
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Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Bill No. 181 - An act to provide for the protection of children through the licensing and regulation of child care organizations. This bill relates to our proposal because it touches on how the background checks of the child care organizations will be done and why they are necessary.

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