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Transportation Task Force

The Transportation Funding Task Force was created in response to Public Act 221 of 2007. The purpose of the Task Force is to "review the adequacy of surface transportation and aeronautics service provision and finance" in Michigan, review strategies for maximizing return on transportation investment, and evaluate the potential of alternative strategies to replace or supplement transportation taxes and fees. A major and consistent focus of the group has been the need to support economic activity and personal mobility.

Click here to access the Transportation Task Force homepage and meeting information 


MCL 247.659c, Act 51 of 1951

Contact Information

The Transportation Task Force has completed what it was charged to do, and therefore no longer meets. The final report can be found on the Transporation Task Force homepage. Questions about the task force can be directed to: Email:
Fax: (517) 373-9255
Phone: (517) 241-4819
Michigan Department of TransportationKim Young


L. Susan Zehnder, Frankenmuth, MI



Cindy Brown Elliot, Midland, MI



Richard Studley, Grand Ledge, MI



Dennis H. Gillow, Lake City, MI



Peter J. Varga, Grand Rapids, MI

Public Transit


John Arthur James, Farmington Hills, MI



Roger Salo, Plymouth, MI



Michael Anthony Nystrom, East Lansing, MI

General Public


Ann. M. Jousma-Miller, Gladstone, MI


The Task Force also includes a member from each the Senate Democratic Caucus, the Senate Republican Caucus, the House Democratic Caucus, and the House Republican Caucus. All members listed above serve at the Pleasure of the Governor.