House approves Rep. Noble’s plan to create the Innovative Transportation Grant Fund

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Measure continues House effort to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads

The state House this week approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Jeff Noble to create the Innovative Transportation Grant Fund to help fix Michigan roads.

“There are many local road agencies that want to test alternative materials, but lack the resources,” said Noble, of Northville. “This plan will help local road agencies and give them the funds they need to complete projects.”

Money would be appropriated for a program to provide grants to be awarded by the Michigan Innovative Transportation Board to cities and county road commissions for road or street construction and maintenance projects using innovative materials.

A list of current projects under consideration would be publicly available online, and a clear application process would exist for anyone to submit ideas directly to the board overseeing the funding

House Bill 6015 advances to the Senate for consideration.