$3.6 Billion Detroit River Crossing Stymied in MI Senate

Privately funded bridge expects only two supporters from state Senate caucus

Prospects for legislative approval of a new bridge across the Detroit River to Canada sank Tuesday amid minimal support from the Michigan Senate caucus, and the state's Senate Economic Development Committee is not expected to hold the scheduled vote on the bridge today.

Republican opposition to the privately funded New International Trade Crossing say: 

  • traffic volumes don't support a new bridge
  • promises it won't cost taxpayers a dime are too good to be true
  • government shouldn't do what private business is willing to do on its own.


(More on foundering New International Trade Crossing . . . )