CHICAGO - Southeast Michigan needs to invest more than double the $68 billion it currently plans to spend over the next 26 years to adequately address all its transportation needs, according to a report released this week by a regional government planning group.

The southeast section of the state - which accounts for more than half of Michigan's transportation dollars - currently invests roughly $1.3 billion annually on its transportation needs, but should invest $2.8 billion, according to "Direction 2035," a long-term transportation planning report released Monday by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

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