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

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.”
April 23, 2020 Press Release
"In my district, FAA’s funding methodology has effectively penalized MBS International Airport (MBS) for running a debt-free operation and earmarking cash for future airport capital improvement projects…This may have a detrimental impact on future service levels and hurt the hardworking men and women in my district who use the airport, as well as those who work there."
April 15, 2020 Press Release
"While the focus is on staying home and staying safe, we know that whenever we can get back to normal, Michigan families will want a convenient way to visit friends and family," said Congressman John Moolenaar. "This funding will help these airports be safe, clean, and ready to serve passengers when the public health crisis has subsided."
April 9, 2020 Press Release
“Right now, millions of Michigan residents are looking forward to when we can once again enjoy the Great Lakes with our friends and family. This new funding will go towards invasive species control, restoring habitats and protecting the Great Lakes for all of us. That’s why I worked in Congress on the House Appropriations Committee to support the GLRI and get this funding for Michigan."
February 4, 2020 Press Release
“There have been many victories for the American people in the past three years, and I look forward to working with President Trump and my colleagues to achieve more in the year ahead.”
January 31, 2020 Press Release
“This spring, construction will begin on a new lock at the Soo Locks. This is a major infrastructure project for our nation and it is critical to ensuring Great Lakes shipping continues to support manufacturing and millions of jobs in Michigan and across the country. Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and the support of my colleagues we are finally building a new lock at the Soo. I will continue to work in Congress to make sure there is accountability in meeting the goals of this project and to pass annual funding to finish construction."
January 30, 2020 Press Release
"President Trump kept his promise to get a better trade deal with Mexico and Canada and he delivered. I met with him on Air Force One today, and he is committed to delivering on more priorities for our state. He understands how important it is to fund the GLRI and stop invasive species from entering the Great Lakes. Most importantly, he wants to make sure the strong economy continues to grow with more jobs and higher wages for Michigan workers."
January 29, 2020 Press Release
“President Trump has kept his promise to fight for a better deal for our state. This new trade agreement is a win for agriculture and manufacturing that opens new markets for Michigan farmers and creates more opportunities for Michigan-made goods. The economy is strong right now with low unemployment and raising wages, and I believe Michigan workers will continue to thrive under this new agreement because they’re the best in the world.”
December 19, 2019 Press Release
"Hardworking men and women in Michigan are enjoying a strong economy right now with rising wages and low unemployment. The USMCA is another win for those workers because it levels the playing field for manufacturing and makes our country more competitive with our neighbors. This agreement also helps Michigan farmers, especially our dairy farmers in the Fourth District, by opening new markets for them to sell their products."
December 18, 2019 Press Release
"My constituents elected me to get things done and when they look at what the Democrats are doing in Washington, they see partisanship instead of solutions that will make a difference in their lives. It is unfortunate that Democrats put bipartisan Michigan priorities on hold and waited until the last minute to finish crucial bills that pay our military, protect the Great Lakes, fund the construction of a new Soo Lock, and finalize the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico that will level the playing field for hardworking Michigan residents."

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