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MACKINAC BRIDGE
(2007-12-12)
(wgvu) - A STATE SENATOR SAYS MICHIGAN SHOULD USE
TRANSPORTATION DOLLARS FOR MAINTENANCE ON THE MACKINAC BRIDGE
RATHER THAN TOLL INCREASES.
REPUBLICAN JASON ALLEN OF TRAVERSE CITY SAYS IT MAKES SENSE TO
USE ABOUT 5 MILLION DOLLARS IN FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDS SO
TOURISM AND BUSINESS AREN'T HURT.
TOLLS NOW PAY FOR BRIDGE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS, AND A PLAN
NOW UNDER CONSIDERATION WOULD RAISE THE FARE FOR A CAR FROM $2.50
TO $4 EACH WAY.
GOVERNOR GRANHOLM VETOED A SIMILAR MOVE IN 2003, AND A
SPOKESWOMAN SAYS THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR STILL CONSIDERS IT A BAD
IDEA TO TAKE MONEY FROM OTHER ROAD NEEDS.
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