From the Detroit Free Press:
Gov. Rick Snyder said today that he wants action in 2012 on his proposal for a network of high-speed busesalong major roads in metro Detroit.
Snyder also said he believes lawmakers will find a way to raise additional money for road and bridge repairs and improvements to rail and bus service statewide, despite a tepid response from the Legislature last week to his suggestion to raise vehicleregistration fees on Michigan drivers to pay for the state’s unfunded transportation needs.
Snyder made the remarks this afternoon at the Michigan Rail Summit at the Lansing Center, a gathering of rail advocates and elected officials from across the state as well as Obama Administration officials aimed at drumming up support for expansion of passenger and freight rail. Snyder spoke along with U.S. Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari at the summit, organized by the Michigan Environmental Council.