Faced with declining revenues, Michigan’s transportation agencies need new financing tools that leverage both public and private investment to pay for transportation projects. The Michigan State Infrastructure Bank is one of those tools, but right now, it’s underutilized. It doesn’t have the staff or capital support it needs to provide long-lasting outcomes for communities.

Trans4M members support efforts to make Michigan’s infrastructure bank more effective by giving it the capital and support it needs; and by ensuring that its dollars are focused on projects that preserve existing communities, provide a clear public benefit, and offer a higher return on investment.