On October 26, 2011 Governor Snyder delivered a special message titled, “Reinventing Michigan’s Infrastructure: Better Roads Drive Better Jobs”. In this message, he introduced his proposed plans for the future of transportation and infrastructure.
In this midst of his speech, Gov. Snyder stated, “I fully recognize that solving this decades-long challenge will not be easy, but I am convinced that starting the conversation and debate now is absolutely necessary for the future of our economy and our quality of life. I look forward to working with the legislature, our local communities and our citizens over the next several months to develop a plan and the political will to implement it.”
When the Trans4M Coalition convened for its Meeting of the Whole on November 11, 2011 there was a clear consensus that Trans4M would make a concerted effort to hold Governor Snyder accountable for his words by creating public “conversation and debate” throughout the state. Thus, Trans4M will hold a series of Community Forums throughout Michigan in which the citizens, non-profits, and businesses will work together to create a shared transportation vision for the state.
Tuesday, September 11 – Kalamazoo 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce, 346 West Michigan Ave., Ste. 100, Kalamazoo, MI Sponsored by Disability Network of Southwest Michigan, Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers, Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Transit for Kalamazoo County, Kalamazoo Environmental Council, League of Women Voters Kalamazoo Area, Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority, and ISAAC
Wednesday, September 12 – Port Huron 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Donald Dodge Auditorium, 200 Grand River, Port Huron, MI
Tuesday, September 18 – Grand Rapids 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm The Rapid Central Station, 2nd Floor Community Room, 250 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI Sponsored by Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers, Disability Advocates of Kent County
Tuesday, September 25 – St. Joseph Location + Time TBD
More information: http://trans4m.org/events/community-forums/