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AAA Michigan: Drivers rate state roads poorly, current funding ineffective

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Published: May. 29, 2018 at 5:05 AM EDT
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AAA Michigan released its transportation survey results Tuesday,

The 2018 Michigan Transportation Survey was conducted online among AAA Members in Michigan from May 14 - 21, 2018. A total of 967 residents completed the survey.

The survey found 89 percent rated road and bridge conditions as either fair or poor, while only two percent rated conditions as very good or excellent.

More than 50 percent of respondents believe existing state and federal revenues aren't enough to keep up with roads in their current condition, and nearly 70 percent believe transportation resources are not being allocated appropriately.

More than 50 percent of respondents believe existing state and federal revenues aren't enough to keep up with roads in their current condition, and nearly 70 percent believe transportation resources are not being allocated appropriately.

As for the percentage of survey-takers supporting each possible funding option, the most supported option was "none, do not support any of the above" with 30 percent. Twenty-five percent of responders voted in favor of using general revenue to pay for transportation, while 20 percent were in favor of selling bonds to raise funds and 19 percent wanted to charge tolls on new roads and highway lanes.

More than 60 percent of survey-takers say they are not willing to pay more in taxes and fees to support Michigan's transportation system.

You can see the full report by clicking the link attached to this story.

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