The Highway Trust Fund is running dangerously low. The issue, can-kicked for years and avoided still, will require the US Department of Transportation will switch to a new cash management system. This new system is the equivalent of paying bills paycheck to paycheck (gas tax revenue the paycheck), rather than having a savings account (the highway trust fund) with enough cushion to effectively manage bills bulked within a single season. Instead of immediate reimbursement, states will be paid as funds become available. Below, a post from Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, which originally appeared on USDOT's blog, Fast Lane.Read More
SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, recently released an interactive map that shows commuting patterns for communities in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties).
The new map answers the following questions for each community:
- How many residents work in the community in which they live?
- Where are additional workers commuting from?
- What communities are residents commuting to?