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

March 11, 2021 Press Release
“M-30 is a vital road in Gladwin County that residents use every day for work, school, and recreation. The reopening of this bridge will make travel easier for residents and support our community," said Congressman Moolenaar. "I'm proud to have advocated for federal support in rebuilding this public road and I know the people of this area will benefit from the reopening of the bridge."
February 26, 2021 Page

The bipartisan BOOST Act would allow eligible rural homeowners and primary lessess to claim a refundable consumer tax credit of up to $300 after purchasing a signal booster or hotspot to improve a slow internet connection.

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 30, 2020 Press Release

Congressman John Moolenaar and Congressman Dan Kildee oday announced the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will receive a more than $25 million federal grant for the repair and reconstruction of federal highways, roads and bridges that were damaged by the Edenville and Sanford Dams failures following severe rainfall in May 2020.

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."

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