SUMMARY OF BILL
REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE
The bill would amend the Michigan Transportation Fund law to do the following:
-- Require the Michigan Department of Transportation to engage an outside consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study and strategic implementation plan on tolling highways of the State, including revenue projections based on an analysis of optimal tolling rates, vehicle counts and types by state of registration, and traffic diversion.
-- Require a written report on the feasibility study and strategic implementation plan to be delivered to the individual's specified in the bill within 18 months after the bill's effective date.
-- State that it would be the intent of the Legislature for the State to become qualified to apply to the United States Federal Highway Administration under the Interstate Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Pilot Program or any other successor program.
The bill would have a negative fiscal impact on the Department at a cost equivalent to the third-party contract required to develop the written report. The bill would not affect local units of government.
This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.