Transportation & Infrastructure

Michigan’s infrastructure – from the airports and waterways to rails and roads – fuels our economic development and is vital to our growth. Deteriorating infrastructure hinders our ability to compete in an increasingly global marketplace. We can no longer put off sound investment in this critical network, which requires leadership and investment from all levels of government.

It is well known that Michigan put the world on wheels; however, Michigan is also home to the linchpin of the North American industrial economy, the Soo Locks. An extended, unscheduled closure of this single lock would have devastating effects felt across the country. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must work with Congress and local stakeholders to build a replacement lock. I am committed to working with the Corps and my colleagues in Congress to bring this vital project to fruition.

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July 12, 2019 Press Release
“These rural development grants will help Beaverton build the infrastructure it needs to grow and I will continue to work in Congress to support funding that benefits hardworking Michigan residents. Congratulations to the leadership of Beaverton on successfully applying for this funding and securing it for their community.”
July 10, 2019 In The News
“MBS helps connect Michigan residents with destinations across the country,” Congressman John Moolenaar, a member of the House Appropriations Committee which funds federal grant programs, said in a statement. “This new funding will help the airport continue its outstanding service for the residents of mid and northern Michigan who enjoy flying out of an airport that serves our region.”
July 5, 2019 In The News

Moolenaar said, “Congratulations to Clare and Nottawa Township on applying for and being awarded this funding that will improve sanitation and drinking water in their communities. I encourage community leaders in our district to apply for federal funding and I will continue to support federal investments that benefit mid Michigan residents through my work on the House Appropriations Committee.”

July 2, 2019 Press Release
"MBS helps connect Michigan residents with destinations across the country. This new funding will help the airport continue its outstanding service for the residents of mid and northern Michigan who enjoy flying out of an airport that serves our region."
June 26, 2019 In The News
"Congressman John Moolenaar has advocated for rural development funding as part of his work on the House Appropriations Committee."
June 13, 2019 Press Release
“This common-sense legislation will make it easier for trucking companies in Michigan and across the country to comply with the law as they move trucks across state lines to be rented or sold. I am proud to meet with so many constituents and to work on behalf of hardworking Americans.”
June 11, 2019 Press Release
“Lake State Railway has established itself as a national leader in the railroad industry. As our country’s strong economy grows, this grant will help Lake State provide more services to the residents of mid and northern Michigan. I will continue to support infrastructure funding like this, which will help Michigan businesses connect with customers across the country and around the world,” said Congressman Moolenaar.
June 5, 2019 Editorial

by Congressman John Moolenaar

This past month has been tremendous for the Great Lakes. There were developments on three different fronts: funding for constructing a new lock at the Soo Locks, funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and a new plan to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan through the waterways near Chicago.

On May 21st, I voted for legislation in the House Appropriations Committee that fulfilled President Donald Trump’s request for $75.3 million dollars to start building a new lock at the Soo Locks.

May 22, 2019 In The News
"This is the first time in decades that construction of a new lock has been funded in legislation. This funding is the next step in building the lock, which helps shipping on the Great Lakes and creates jobs. I know the Army Corps is already looking for people to work on this project and I will continue to fight for this funding as it moves forward in Congress.”
May 21, 2019 In The News
“This is the first time in decades that construction of a new lock has been funded in legislation," said Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, who sits on the committee and voted in favor of the bill. "This funding is the next step in building the lock, which helps shipping on the Great Lakes and creates jobs.”

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