Facts and Figures

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Facts and Figures

  • 38% of the state’s urban roads and 32% of its rural roads are in poor condition (TRIP).
  • 1 in 9 Michigan bridges are structurally deficient (Federal Highway Administration).
  • Roughly 1/3 of fatal traffic accidents are the result of roadway design or features, like potholes (TRIP).
  • Michigan drivers spend an average of $539 annual in repair costs (TRIP).
  • The state currently ranks last in the nation for road funding per capita, with neighboring Ohio investing over $1 billion more in its roads each year (Michigan Department of Transportation).
  • Michigan loses nearly $3 million daily and over $1 billion annually in the value of the state’s transportation infrastructure (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials).
  • For every $1 invested in maintaining our roads and bridges, we save at least $6 in reconstruction costs (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials).
  • Proposal 1 is expected to raise a much needed $1.2 billion a year for roads.
  • In addition, by modernizing our infrastructure funding system, Proposal 1 would raise $300 million for Michigan’s public schools, $100 million for mass transit and about $95 million for local governments.

Facts & Figures 1

SOURCE: www.tripnet.org (extra vehicle repair and operating costs due to driving on roads in need of repair), Census 2010

Facts and Figures 2

SOURCE: Tax Foundation, State and Local Tax Rates in 2014

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