Michigan Crossing to Canada Draws Support

National Industrial Transportation League Newsletter

Efforts to build a new international crossing to Canada from Michigan were elevated with Michigan‘s Governor Rick Snyder‘s (R) support during his State of the State address last week.

During his address the Governor stressed the importance of international trade and its impact on the state‘s economy. “We need to continue our efforts on this topic since it is not a bridge issue, it‘s a job issue. One third of the North American economy can be found by circling Chicago to Montreal, were right in the middle.”

The Coalition to build the New International Trade Crossing supports the Governor‘s efforts to move the project forward.

Meanwhile, the owner of the existing Ambassador Bridge, Manuel Moroun, was jailed earlier this month for defying a Michigan Department of Transportation order to build a $230 million ramp that would connect that bridge to existing interstates on the southwest side of Detroit.

Mr. Moroun was released from jail pending a review by a three-judge panel set for February 2.