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Act 51 of 1951 STATE TRUNK LINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM
247.660b Comprehensive transportation fund.

Sec. 10b. (1) A fund to be known as the comprehensive transportation fund is established and shall be set up and maintained in the state treasury as a separate fund. In addition to the money distributed to the comprehensive transportation fund pursuant to this act, the money authorized to be credited to the comprehensive transportation fund pursuant to section 25 of the general sales tax act, Act No. 167 of the Public Acts of 1933, as amended, being section 205.75 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, shall be deposited in the comprehensive transportation fund and is appropriated to the state transportation department for the purposes described in section 10e.
(2) The comprehensive transportation fund shall be administered by the state transportation department in accordance with this act. Rendered Wednesday, December 22, 2004 Page 13 Michigan Compiled Laws Complete Through PA 421 of 2004 Legislative Council, State of Michigan Courtesy of www.legislature.mi.gov
(3) The general functions of the state transportation department in the administration of funds for comprehensive transportation services shall include the following:
(a) Establishing public transportation procedures and administrative practices for which there is a clear requirement for uniformity statewide.
(b) Planning and providing for the current and long-range development of a system of public transportation in areas for which an eligible authority or eligible governmental agency does not exist.
(c) Investigating public transportation conditions and making recommendations for improvement to the state transportation commission for forwarding to the legislature.
(d) Encouraging, coordinating, and administering grants for research and demonstration projects to develop the application of new ideas and concepts in public transportation facilities and services as applied to state as opposed to nationwide problems.
(e) Performing each function necessary to comply fully with present or future federal transportation acts.
(f) Administering and distributing money from the comprehensive transportation fund and the proceeds of notes and bonds sold for public transportation purposes. If money is raised by an eligible authority or an eligible governmental agency for a public transportation capital outlay project funded pursuant to sections 3, 5, and 6 of the urban mass transportation act of 1964, 49 U.S.C. 1602, 1604, and 1605, or federal law codified in 23 U.S.C. 101 to 407, the state shall pay not less than 66-2/3% of the local match. The state shall not expend money as a local match or otherwise, and an eligible authority or eligible governmental agency shall not expend money distributed pursuant to this act, as a local match or otherwise, for the preliminary or final construction engineering plans or the construction of a subway system within the area of the southeastern Michigan transportation authority until that expenditure is approved by concurrent resolution of the legislature. The concurrent resolution shall be approved on a record roll call vote of each house. The state shall not expend money for the construction, operation, or maintenance of a commuter boat service system within a county which is a member of the southeastern Michigan transportation authority until approved by concurrent resolution of the legislature. The concurrent resolution shall be approved on a record roll call vote of each house.
(g) Applying for, receiving, and accepting any grant, gift, contribution, loan, or other assistance in the form of money, property, labor, and any other form from a public or private source, including assistance from an agency or instrumentality of the United States and doing each thing as is necessary to apply for, receive, and administer that assistance in accordance with the laws of this state.
(h) Promulgating rules for the implementation and administration of the comprehensive transportation fund, pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, Act No. 306 of the Public Acts of 1969, as amended, being sections 24.201 to 24.315 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(i) Issuing bonds or notes for public transportation purposes in accordance with this act.
(j) Making direct expenditures, loans, grants, or guaranteeing lease costs to public and private corporations for public transportation purposes using the comprehensive transportation fund or using as appropriate, the proceeds of notes and bonds authorized by section 18b.


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