The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Semi-Truck Vehicle Fees and Raggedy Roads

Sep 2, 2019

Do Michigan Secretary of State vehicle registration fees go toward fixing crumbling roads? Not nearly enough.

A series in the Detroit Free Press brought to light a Michigan law passed in 1988 that directs millions of dollars away from road repair and toward the Michigan Trucking Association, a lobbying group.

A nonprofit agency called the Michigan Center for Truck Safety – housed INSIDE the trucking lobby building and sharing employees with the lobbyists – gets millions in state grant money!

Is it any wonder the roads are in such bad shape?