Transportation

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Copies of the reports listed below may be obtained by contacting the office at 517.373.8080 or contacting Kathryn Bateson.

Questions on the following documents should be directed to William E. Hamilton, Fiscal Analyst for the Transportation budget.

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Key Documents and Links

ball Budget Briefing

ball Transportation Data

ball Line Item Summary

ball Subcommittee Minutes

ball Subcommittee Testimony

ball Transportation Archives

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FY 2019-20 Appropriation Bill Summaries

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Special Reports

2019

  • Fiscal Brief: MTF Distribution Formula to Local Road Agencies - Update [729K] May 6, 2019. Prepared by William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This publication describes the factors that govern the distribution of Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF) revenue to local road agencies (county road commissions and cities/villages).
  • FY 2018-19 Michigan Transportation Fund Revenues and Distributions [169K] May 6, 2019. Prepared by William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This flowchart represents the distribution of the Michigan Transportation Fund and Revenues distributions Per Sec. 10, 1951 PA 51.
  • Fiscal Brief: Allocation of Federal Aid To Local Road Agencies [169K] February 7, 2019. Prepared by William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This Fiscal Brief explains the use of federal aid surface transportation funds in the state transportation budget, and specifically, how federal aid is made available for local road agency programs.
  • Fiscal Brief: State Transportation Bonds and Debt Service [100K] February 7, 2019. Prepared by William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This publication reviews the constitutional and statutory authority for the Michigan Department of Transportation's bond program, as well as the recent history of bonds issued by the department and related debt service.

2018

  • Fiscal Brief: Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority [403K] November 30, 2018. Prepared by William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This publication describes Michigan’s Port Authority Act (Public Act 639 of 1978) and the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority organized under Public Act 639.
  • Fiscal Focus - Transport Permits and the Regulation of Vehicle Size, Weight, and Load [854K], February 6, 2018. Prepared by William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This Fiscal Focus describes Michigan Vehicle Code provisions governing vehicle size, weight, and load, including provisions authorizing transport permits for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles. The publication also describes enforcement programs related to Michigan Vehicle Code size, weight, and load regulations.

2017

2015

  • Legislative Analysis: Enacted Road Funding Package Summary [185K] November 16, 2015. Prepared by William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Jim Stansell, Senior Economist, and Kyle I. Jen, Deputy Director. This Legislative Analysis gives a summary of the following bills in the road funding package passed by the House and Senate and enacted into law. The bills are House Bills: 4370, 4614, 4616, 4736, 4737, 4738 and Senate Bill 414.
  • Legislative Analysis: Senate-Passed Road Funding Package [175K] November 3, 2015. Prepared by Jim Stansell, Senior Economist, William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst and Kyle I. Jen, Deputy Director. This Legislative Analysis gives a summary of the road funding package passed by the Senate.
  • Legislative Analysis: House Road Package - Preliminary Analysis [169K], October 21, 2015 prepared by Jim Stansell, Senior Economist, William Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst, and Kyle I. Jen, Deputy Director. This Legislative Analysis gives a preliminary analysis of the following bills that make up the House Road Package: House Bills 4370,4614,4616,4736,4737,4738, and Senate Bill 414.
  • Fiscal Summary of House Road Package, [146K], June 8, 2015. This memorandum provides summary information on the estimated fiscal impacts of the bills included in the House road package: House Bills 4605 through 4616, as reported by the House Committee on Roads and Economic Development.
  • Ballot Proposal 1 of 2015: Transportation Funding Package [151K], April 7, 2015. Prepared by Chris Couch, Associate Director, Jim Stansell, Senior Economist, Adam Derosiers, Economist, William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Bethany Wicksall, Associate Director and Kyle I. Jen, Deputy Director This is a brief summary of Ballot Proposal 1, the Transportation Funding Package.
  • Fiscal Focus: State Transportation Borrowing and Debt Service. [528K], March, 2015. Prepared by William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This publication reviews the constitutional and statutory authority for the Michigan Department of Transportation's bond program, as well as the recent history of bonds issued by the department and related debt service.
  • Legislative Analysis: Transportation Funding Package, House Bills: House Joint Resolution UU, House Bills: 4539, 5167, 5477, 5492, 5493, 5460, 4251, 4630 and Senate Bills 80 and 847 [240K], February 11, 2015. Prepared by William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Kyle I. Jen, Deputy Director, Bethany Wicksall, Associate Director, Jim Stansell, Senior Economist, Adam Derosiers, Economist. This Legislative Analysis gives detailed information on the Transportation Funding Package.

2014

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