Snyder to talk roads and transit in speech at 3 p.m. today
Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to propose a high-speed bus network to connect Detroit and Ann Arbor, a proposed wholesale tax on fuel and other state issues during a speech this afternoon, according to reports.
Snyder will lay out his comprehensive transportation agenda during the 3 p.m. speech at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield.
He will propose a rapid-transit bus line from downtown Detroit to its suburbs, between downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor (with a stop at Detroit Metro Airport) and along M-59 in Macomb and Oakland counties, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Another proposal expected today is to drop the tax Michigan charges on each gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel in favor of a tax on the wholesale price of fuel, according to The Associated Press.
Snyder also is expected to propose a new vehicle registration fee to improve roads and bus service, the Free Press reported.
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