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.

More on Transportation & Infrastructure

February 25, 2021 Press Release
“The BOOST Act will help families connect to the Internet by creating their own Internet hotspots or by boosting the speed of a connection they already have,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “This legislation empowers homeowners who have been waiting far too long for reliable Internet access in their area and makes Internet access more affordable. I am proud to have bipartisan support for this legislation.”
December 10, 2020 Press Release
“I’ve been working hard to help our community recover, including securing approval for more than $100 million in federal assistance that has come to our community to rebuild homes, small businesses, and private wells, as well as roads and bridges,” said Moolenaar. “However, there’s no doubt that the federal and state regulators failed our community when they were working with an uncooperative private dam owner. Those failures compounded over more than a decade into a devastating event that affected the lives of thousands of residents. This bipartisan legislation will address gaps in existing law and do more to ensure compliance with the safety regulations that are paramount to protecting the people of Michigan.”
October 27, 2020 Press Release
“This funding from the Department of Agriculture will allow the City of Durand to replace its outdated watermain and update its water system for residents,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “I’ve supported federal funding for USDA programs so Durand and Michigan’s rural communities can receive support like this to protect the health and safety of Michigan residents."
October 21, 2020 Press Release
"This funding for infrastructure and emergency services will upgrade roads, keep residents safe, support the economy, and create jobs,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “In Congress, I have been an advocate for our rural communities and supported USDA funding that helps them provide essential services for Michigan residents."
October 7, 2020 Press Release
"Our first responders did an incredible job when they safely evacuated 11,000 people without injury or loss of life when the dams failed earlier this year. This new funding will help the Secord Township Fire Department continue its work to protect the community and keep people safe,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “Over the past few months, I have brought top officials from the federal government to meet with local leaders and those efforts have helped our community rebuild with millions of dollars in FEMA assistance and grants like the one we received today."
September 23, 2020 Press Release
"This funding will help prevent health hazards and pollution, while benefiting water quality in the area,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “This support from USDA will help make sure that Cadillac residents have a reliable wastewater system and protect Lake Mitchell for future generations."
September 23, 2020 Press Release
"I have been working in Congress to make sure the federal government supports the needs of Michigan’s rural communities,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “This funding will allow for repairs and improvements to critical water infrastructure that will benefit the residents of Stanton and Sheridan for years to come."
August 6, 2020 Press Release
"Michigan’s rural communities don’t always have the financial resources of the larger cities and suburbs, so I work hard in Congress to make sure the federal government supports these communities and residents with critical infrastructure needs,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “This funding will help Beaverton be an even better place for residents and their families."
July 17, 2020 Press Release
"This funding will benefit Midland residents who need help with transportation. Dial-A-Ride provides crucial assistance and I know this funding will help the program carry out its mission of service to the community."
April 24, 2020 Press Release
“I wrote to Governor Whitmer on behalf of my constituents asking her to do this and I am glad she agreed with Michigan residents across the state who want to be safe while spending time outside,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “Right now, 28 percent of Michigan residents are worried about putting food on their tables during this pandemic and now they can purchase garden seeds in stores and go fishing by themselves. Michiganders cherish the outdoors, and these commonsense changes will allow them to safely enjoy more time outside.”

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