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Earl F. Rogers


Earl F. Rogers was engineer-director of the County Road Association of Michigan (CRAM) from 1965 to 1987, during which time he was a principal negotiator in convincing the state legislature to increase funding for local farm-to-market roads. He was a leader in developing the most factual and comprehensive needs study in the history of Michigan, "1970-1990 Michigan Highway Needs." Working with MDOT and the Michigan Municipal League, Rogers spearheaded the Critical Bridge Program in 1972, which received national acclaim for its innovative and objective approach. He pioneered the concept of seasonal roads and was instrumental in developing the Michigan Natural Beauty Road Act of 1970.

Michigan Transportation Hall of Honor, 2006