LANSING (WWJ) – Governor Rick Snyder said if drivers want better roads and bridges, they better be prepared to pay for them.
Speaking on WWJ Thursday morning, the governor discussed his proposed infrastructure plan that calls for radical changes in the way roads are built, paid for and overseen. Listen to his interview below.
“Isn’t it time we finally say lets either do something about it or decide, you know, people don’t want to make that investment? But, I believe most people do want to make an investment and have better roads and bridges than we have today,” Snyder said.
The governor suggested a source of new revenue could be higher vehicle registration fees, as much as 120 dollars per motorist, which could raise nearly $1 billion in new revenue.
“We want to do it more in a user fee basis, to say the people using the roads are the ones that hopefully should be contributing those dollars. And for people using transit and other mass-transit kind of items, they wouldn’t be paying. Even though they’re going to be able to use the road, but they’re using it through a bus system.”
Listen to the governor’s complete interview: