Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) Fall 2014, Question 6

Long-term asset management or short-term repairs as current approach to road maintenance and improvement

Full Question Text

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%