Subjects addressed:Financial Management/Asset Valuation, Life Cycle Costing/Economic Analysis, Maintenance and Preservation, Resource Allocation and Program Development
Topics addressed:Communications, Management Information Systems
Asset types addressed:Bridge, Pavement
DetailTitle: The Road Not Taken: Michigan’s Highway Funding Decisions – Lessons from the Past and Implications for the Future
Resource type: Research Report
Year published: 2013
Publisher: Michigan DOT
In 1997, the Michigan Legislature increased the fuel tax by four cents per gallon to improve the state’s highway network, which at that time had some of the roughest pavements and most structurally deficient bridges in the country. Now, the Legislature is again considering additional highway investment. This report examines the uses of the 1997 four-cent fuel tax increase and whether it was adequate to sustain highway conditions today and into the future.