MDOT Director to Thank Two Marquette County Organizations, Casperson Attending

On Tuesday, October 2, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director Kirk T. Steudle will offer his appreciation to the Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau for adopting the Marquette Welcome Center, and the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority for its work on the trails in Marquette County.

Senator Tom Casperson, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation will be in attendance along with
Pat Black, Director of the Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Carol Fulsher, Administrator of the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority. The ceremony will be held at the Marquette Welcome Center at 3:45 p.m.

In May 2012, the Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau became the first tourism organization in Michigan to participate in the Adopt-A-Welcome Center program, providing a volunteer to expand operations at the Marquette Welcome Center to seven days each week. The arrangement will allow MDOT to keep the center open seven days a week throughout the year.
Also in May, MDOT and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) provided funding to the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority to expand the existing trail by 12 miles, to a total of 48 miles. The latest round of funding included $777,800 in Transportation Enhancement funds, $460,000 from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, and $202,200 in matching funds from the Recreation Authority.

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Source: Press Release

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