If you have an opinion about Michigan's roads and bridges, and Gov. Rick Snyder's plans to fix them, State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, wants to know.
The freshman legislator launched an online survey through his office website designed to gauge input from constituents on what the proper course of action is to fix and improve transportation routes statewide. During his State of the State address, Snyder proposed major increases in gasoline, diesel and vehicle registration taxes to fund $1.2 billion in road repairs.
McCready has yet to endorse any proposal and said he needs to hear from constituents in Bloomfield, West Bloomfield and Birmingham first. The survey closes on March 1.
"Everyone knows that our roads and bridges are in desperate need of repair and I want to hear from local residents about how they think the problem should be addressed," he said in a statement. "There will be no easy solution for this problem, but in order to make the best decision, I need to know how my constituents feel about our roads and bridges and what they'd like to see happen."
The survey results will be shared with the Michigan Department of Transportation and local road officials to help determine priorities and how comfortable residents are with plans to fix the problem, he said.
Those unable to take the survey online may give their feedback by contacting Rep. McCready's office at (517) 373-8670, or via e-mail at MikeMcCready@house.mi.gov.
Want to talk to McCready before or after taking the survey? Meet him at his district office hours scheduled on Feb. 25 at the Baldwin Public Library.