Stories tagged: "infrastructure"


Detroit residents observe a stretch of I-94 that is still under several feet of water following heavy weekend rains which flooded parts of Metro Detroit.
After a weekend of heavy storms beginning on Friday night and lasting through the weekend rainwater flooded parts of I-94 in Detroit, Michigan forcing some motorists to abandon their vehicles and seek shelter from the heavy rains. Flood waters remained in areas along I-94 between Dearborn and Downtown Detroit several days later as Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference on the still inundated I-94.
The 7 Answers Michiganders Want After Weeks of Heavy Rain

If you have a feeling these storms have something to do with climate change, you'd be right.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visits Lowell Road Bridge in Clinton County.
10 Questions Michiganders Are Asking About Fixing the Damn Roads

Where is Gov. Whitmer on her promise to fix the roads, and how far did that marijuana tax revenue even go? We explain what everyone is wondering about Michigan’s biggest dilemma.

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 27: Many cars were abandoned at this I-96 overpass of Pacific Ave. causing the freeway to become impassible where the water was over 2 feet deep due to the torrential rains of the previous day during the day on I-96 freeway in Northwest Detroit on Saturday June 26, 2021 in Detroit, MI.
Here’s How Science and Infrastructure Projects Can Help Highways Recover Faster from Flooding

With floodwaters still draining off I-94, how long the highway will be closed isn't known. But there are ways to recover from future floods faster.

An "Out Of Service" bag covers a gas pump as cars continue line up for the chance to fill their gas tanks at a Circle K near uptown Charlotte, North Carolina on May 11, 2021 following a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline. - Fears the shutdown of a major fuel pipeline would cause a gasoline shortage led to some panic buying and prompted US regulators on Tuesday to temporarily suspend clean fuel requirements in three eastern states and the nation's capital.
Rising Cybersecurity Threats Are Targeting Michiganders. Here’s What’s Being Done About It.

The state government’s computer systems are attacked 90 million times a day. Rep. Elissa Slotkin says it’s time to get serious on cybersecurity.

In this June 10, 2021 photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at Straits State Park in St. Ignace, Mich., with the Mackinac Bridge behind her. Whitmer called for spending a "historic" $250 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to upgrade state parks and trails, a day after Senate Republicans announced a $1.5 billion plan to fix deteriorating local bridges across Michigan.
This Plan Literally Paves the Way for Michigan’s Tourism Rebound

A bipartisan plan to tackle infrastructure issues to spur Michigan's tourism looks likely, if Republicans and Democrats can clear one roadblock.

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The PlayStation 5 Proves Supply Chains Are Essential Michigan Infrastructure. Yes, Really.

Gamers and auto workers both are left in the lurch by one key component they can't get. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Livonia) wants to make sure that crisis doesn't happen again.

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This New Plan Makes Broadband More Affordable for Michiganders. More Help Could be Coming.

A new federal program is helping struggling Michiganders get broadband connections by paying some of the cost.