Earlier today, Shea Charles (City Manager - Howell) and I testified in support of HB 4967 (Kandreavas) which will allow cities to establish TIFA zones around transit stations. It’s very similiar to HB 6114 from last year - which Get Michigan Moving worked on.
It was good to sit next to one of members and help educate a number of legislators on the importance of everyone supporting transportation and transit projects. We reminded folks that all taxing jurisdictions (cities, counties, school districts, libraries, et al) all benefit from th economic development projects that are created by transit projects and we all must be ready to work together to find a way to fund these projects.
This bill is just part of the overall Transportation Funding Task Force (TF2) legislation (HB 4961 - 4967) and the rest of the bills should be moving soon. We still need your help to convince the Legislature to ACT NOW on transportation/transit funding. Visit the Get Michigan Moving Action Center to help us do that.