Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2014 Data Tables

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Q6. In some local jurisdictions, the focus of road and/or bridge maintenance and improvement is on long-term asset management. In other jurisdictions, the focus is necessarily on short-term repairs and “band-aid” fixes. Which of the following, in your opinion, best describes the current approach to road and/or bridge maintenance and improvement within your jurisdiction’s geographic boundaries? (Please respond to the best of your knowledge, even if your jurisdiction does not control local road policy.)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Which of the following, in your opinion, best describes the current approach to road and/or bridge maintenance and improvement within your jurisdiction’s geographic boundaries? (Please respond to the best of your knowledge, even if your jurisdiction does not control local road policy.) Only short-term fixes 1% 14% 7% 14% 12%
Mostly short-term fixes, with some long-term asset management 55% 39% 36% 46% 40%
Mostly long-term asset management, with some short-term fixes 29% 39% 54% 34% 40%
Only long-term asset management 3% 4% 3% 2% 3%
Don't Know 12% 4% 1% 3% 4%

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Which of the following, in your opinion, best describes the current approach to road and/or bridge maintenance and improvement within your jurisdiction’s geographic boundaries? (Please respond to the best of your knowledge, even if your jurisdiction does not control local road policy.) Only short-term fixes 16% 11% 6% 11% 4% 12%
Mostly short-term fixes, with some long-term asset management 37% 42% 41% 39% 52% 40%
Mostly long-term asset management, with some short-term fixes 39% 39% 47% 46% 34% 40%
Only long-term asset management 3% 4% 3% 1% 3% 3%
Don't Know 6% 3% 4% 2% 6% 4%

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Which of the following, in your opinion, best describes the current approach to road and/or bridge maintenance and improvement within your jurisdiction’s geographic boundaries? (Please respond to the best of your knowledge, even if your jurisdiction does not control local road policy.) Only short-term fixes 13% 12% 11% 10% 17% 11% 12%
Mostly short-term fixes, with some long-term asset management 44% 34% 41% 34% 50% 41% 40%
Mostly long-term asset management, with some short-term fixes 34% 44% 41% 47% 28% 42% 40%
Only long-term asset management 2% 4% 3% 3% 3% 5% 3%
Don't Know 6% 6% 4% 5% 2% 2% 4%