Rep. Cole discusses public transportation in Michigan House committee

State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, today welcomed representatives from the Michigan Public Transit Association to the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Clark Harder, executive director for the Michigan Public Transit Association and Dusty Fancher from the Midwest Strategy Group attended the committee meeting to give a presentation about the importance of local public…

Rep. Cole announces winner of summer reading contest

State Rep. Triston Cole will welcome student Miss Grace Moody to the Capitol to be a Rep. for a Day and experience the life of a Michigan state representative. Local students entered the contest by reading books over the summer, filling out a bookmark with their name and the list of books that they read,…

Rep. Cole invites first responder guest for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, today hosted Otsego County Fire Chief Dave Duffield as his guest for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year.

Rep. Triston Cole hosts local office hours

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona will host local office hours for the month of September. “Listening to people’s concerns and ideas gives me a better perspective on critical issues in my community,” Rep. Cole said. “I want residents to know I am invested in them and effectively representing their needs and interests in Lansing.”…

Rep. Cole: Local K-12 schools will see additional funds this year

Legislator says record amount in school budget   State Rep. Triston Cole today said when classrooms resume for the new school year, state funding for K-12 education will be in line to reach its greatest level in Michigan’s history. Cole, of Mancelona, said the House passed a school budget in the spring that set the…

Rep. Cole reminds communities of Mackinac Bridge Walk road closures along I-75

State Rep. Triston Cole today reminds residents of the multiple road closures on I-75 during the Mackinac Bridge Walk on Monday, Sep. 4. For safety and security, the bridge will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to noon. “ There will be an increase in volume of travelers,” said Rep. Cole, of Mancelona. “Communities need to…

Rep. Cole visits autonomous vehicle facility to discuss revolutionary technology

State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, Tuesday visited the autonomous vehicle facility at Mcity in Ann Arbor with the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to discuss the new technology for drivers. Huei Peng and Carrie Morton of Mcity discussed research and outlined the vision of how autonomous vehicles will revolutionize transportation. Laurel Champion, COO…

Rep. Cole commends MDOT involvement to reduce vehicle crashes

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona today commended the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for taking part in the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) campaign to improve traffic safety and reduce crashes on Michigan highways. “Each year, more than 35,000 people lose their lives on U.S highways,” said Rep. Cole. “In 2016, there were 1,064 deaths…

Rep. Cole: Gaylord project shows commitment to transportation system

Roads, bridges, underground water pipes are a priority   State Rep. Triston Cole today said a Michigan Department of Transportation project to resurface parts of M-32 and I-75 business loop in Gaylord began this week. Cole, of Mancelona, who serves as chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said the $826,000 project will resurface…

House approves Rep. Cole bill for overweight vehicle transport permits

The Michigan House of Representatives passed legislation today authored by state Rep. Triston Cole to allow applicants to obtain an annual oversized vehicle transport permit. “Traditionally the driver would have to permit the trailer and every piece of equipment individually that it hauls each time it travels,” said Rep. Cole, of Mancelona.  “This bill simplifies…

Rep. Cole recognizes Mio Dam for Hall of Fame induction

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona today recognized the Mio Dam for its induction into the Hydro Hall of Fame. The Consumers Energy facility on the Au Sable River received the honor last week during a ceremony in Denver, Colorado. The Hydro Hall of Fame recognizes extraordinary achievements with an emphasis on long-lasting facilities. The…