LANSING, Mich. (May 10, 2023) — Earlier today, the Senate voted unanimously to pass Senate Bills 124 and 125, introduced by Sen. Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton). Taken together, these bills would create a statewide grade separation program to build bridges and underpasses at busy rail crossings and outline priority parameters for the selection of projects to receive matching grants. 


Camilleri has been working on this legislation since 2017, and he believes it is the only way to permanently solve long delays at blocked crossings that occur across our state and especially around the Downriver region. 


“Today’s vote was a huge step forward to building more bridges over busy rail crossings and solving one of our state’s biggest transportation challenges,” said Camilleri. “These bills will help improve public safety, bring new jobs to our state, and solve headaches for thousands of Michiganders each day, and I’m excited to continue working with my colleagues in the House and the governor to get them across the finish line.”