The freshman legislator launched an online survey through his office website designed to gauge input from constituents on what the proper course of action is to fix and improve transportation routes statewide. During his State of the State address, Snyder proposed major increases in gasoline, diesel and vehicle registration taxes to fund $1.2 billion in road repairs.
Kesto has yet to endorse any proposal and said he needs to hear from constituents in West Bloomfield, Commerce, Wixom and Wolverine Lake first. The survey closes on March 15.
"The Legislature is trying to come up with innovative and cost-efficient ways to address the problems of Michigan's crumbling roads and bridges," Kesto said in a statement. "Our roads are in immediate need of attention, and ... the best way to identify that solution is to ask people who drive on the roads and bridges on a daily basis."
The survey results will be shared with the Michigan Department of Transportation and local road officials to help determine priorities and how comfortable residents are with plans to fix the problem, he said.
Those unable to take the survey online may give their feedback by contacting Kesto's office at (517) 373-1799, or via e-mail at KlintKesto@house.mi.gov.