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Mackinac Bridge delays toll increase: $4 per trip charge to remain

Associated Press – MACKINAC ISLAND — The Mackinac Bridge Authority has delayed its next planned toll increase for at least two more years. The decision was made last week during a meeting of the authority’s board on Mackinac Island. It follows improved financial projections and maintenance aimed at extending the life of the 56-year-old bridge […]

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Crain’s week in news, June 28-July 3: Bridge company to raze buildings for second span; Madonna names business dean

Crain’s staff – Detroit International Bridge Co. is scheduled to remove two blighted buildings on Fort Street near its Ambassador Bridge to make way for its stalled second span. The company began demolition Thursday of a former automotive plant at 2600 Fort St. Demolition of the second property, at 2051-2065 Fort St., acquired by the […]

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Mayor Mike Duggan and Matty Moroun’s bridge company announce industrial cleanup in SW Detroit

A demolition crew was ripping apart a 3-floor, 26,000-square-foot building on the southwest side of Detroit Thursday as part of what the owners of the Ambassador Bridge are hailing as a corporate-civic partnership with Mayor Mike Duggan. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit Big Three, unions and others ask Obama for funding of second bridge to Canada

Detroit’s Big Three automakers, local labor groups and municipalities have jointly sent a letter to Pres. Barack Obama asking for help with the funding of a customs plaza needed for a second bridge to be built from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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New international bridge project in Detroit wins final permit from Coast Guard

Wasting no time after a judge cleared the way, the Coast Guard issued the last permit needed for construction of a new, government-owned international bridge from Detroit to Windsor that could put thousands of people to work in southeast Michigan and revitalize the trade corridor with Canada. Full News here – freep

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Ambassador Bridge owner drops bid to buy former Southwestern High

Detroit — Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel ‘Matty’ Moroun’s real estate company is abandoning an effort to buy Detroit’s former Southwestern High School, citing the building’s deteriorating condition and the ‘scrutiny’ the firm may receive. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Moroun campaign donations raise eyebrows in Detroit bridge vote

The family whose patriarch owns the Ambassador Bridge has spent more than $ 1 million since 2009 in its legislative fight against a new span between Detroit and Canada. That fight continues: Just last week, the GOP-led Senate approved a ban against state purchases of land for the bridge. Full News here – Metro/State News […]

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Developing Detroit: Boat shop owner in Delray says ‘build the bridge’; City auctions off vacant homes

A look at business and development stories from around the metro area Full News here – Detroit News

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GOP Senate stops state land purchase for new Detroit-Canada bridge

Senate Republicans launched another attack on Gov. Rick Snyder’s new bridge to Canada today by prohibiting the state from purchasing any land for it as part of a $ 3.8-billion transportation budget for 2015. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, other leaders make case to Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson for second Detroit bridge to Canada

As a second bridge from Detroit to Canada hinges on funding for a federal customs plaza, U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and others met Friday with the U.S. Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson to discuss infrastructure along Detroit’s international border. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Snyder denies government bias against Ambassador Bridge owner Moroun

Gov. Rick Snyder was in Washington, D.C., today and addressed allegations by owners of the Ambassador Bridge that he directed City of Detroit officials not to sell the company easement rights to build a twin span. The governor also talked to federal officials about funding for a customs plaza for a proposed second bridge in […]

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U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, other leaders make case to Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson for second Detroit bridge to Canada

As a second bridge from Detroit to Canada hinges on funding for a federal customs plaza, U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and others met Friday with the U.S. Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson to discuss infrastructure along Detroit’s international border. Full News here – Detroit News

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Road construction to begin on I-75, Zilwaukee Bridge in Saginaw and Bay counties

Beginning in April, crews will be back at work reconstructing a 4-mile stretch of I-75 and replacing bearing pads on the Zilwaukee Bridge in Saginaw County Full News here – Oakland Business

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Battle over new US-Canada bridge moves to court

Lawyers for the bridge company say it has an exclusive right to provide a bridge between the U.S. and Canada. It wants to build its own second span. The Detroit Free Press says a federal judge in Washington could hold a hearing early in April. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Gov. Rick Snyder blames ‘broken’ Washington D.C. for delays on bridge project

A fiesty Gov. Rick Snyder blamed a ‘broken’ Washington D.C. on Friday for delays in funding of a U.S. customs inspections plaza at the planned New International Trade Crossing bridge project – delays that could hold up construction of the bridge itself if not resolved. Full News here – freep

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