Thank you to all who have provided public comments for the Presidential Permit. We appreciate your support.
We have another opportunity for public comments as it relates to the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) and we again need your assistance in a very timely manner.
Since the NITC is an international crossing, we have applied for a Buy America Waiver in order to utilize both American and Canadian iron and steel on the project. For more information on Buy America Waivers, please click here.
This Buy America Waiver is now up for public comment and we have until September 17, 2012 to solicit support. Below are details for submission.
Summary: The U.S. Department of Transportation is accepting public comments regarding the New International Trade Crossing Buy America Waiver.
Purpose: To show support for the NITC and request the U.S. Department of Transportation to accept our Buy America Waiver request for the use of American and Canadian iron and steel on the project.
Talking Points: As you prepare your public comments, please personalize them and discuss how the NITC affects you and your business or organization. If you need help getting started, below is a list of talking points for you to use as a guide in crafting your personalized comments.
- A world-class international bridge to secure a transportation corridor with Michigan’s largest trading partner.
- Positioning Michigan as an international trade hub for the global market place.
- Providing 10,000 new construction jobs to Michigan workers.
- Support the more than 230,000 Michigan jobs that rely on trade with Canada.
- A $1.3 billion dollar investment that will not cost Michigan taxpayers a dime.
- Provide much need redundancy and security at the Detroit-Windsor border.
- Provide a direct highway-to-highway connection between the U.S. and Canada.
- In 2011, Michigan’s surface trade with Canada totaled $68.4 billion, higher than any other state.
Deadline: Monday, September 17th, 2012
How to Submit: Click here to submit your comments.
Thank you for your continued support on this vital economic project.