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Future Mobility Policy Recommendations Released

Nov 18, 2022

In order to keep Michigan a leader in mobility, a series of policy recommendations were announced. The Michigan Council on Future Mobility and Electrification released their annual report, containing 16 policy recommendations designed to help achieve the goals outlined in Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s MI Future Mobility Plan. The recommendations include: Transition and grow our mobility […]

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Air Mobility Legislation Reported

Mar 11, 2022

Legislation establishing an air mobility study committee to assess the state’s capability and determine potential changes to enable advanced operations and infrastructure was reported by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week. According to NASA, advanced air mobility (AAM) is an emerging industry and transportation system that moves people and cargo between places previously not […]

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Michigan Partnering with Canada to Spur Border Technology

Sep 10, 2021

A new partnership was announced aimed at advancing automotive and mobility technologies, while helping people and goods move safer and more efficiently across the border by land, air, and water. This will be a multi-year effort between the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification, Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network, […]

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Senate Votes to Expand Broadband Access

Feb 19, 2021

Legislation introduced by Senator Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton) was passed by the Senate this week, which seeks to improve access to reliable broadband internet. The need for access to broadband become even more clear during the pandemic when much of the state work either working from home or participating in virtual learning. The measure would increase […]

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Initiatives to Increase High-Speed Internet Launched

Oct 09, 2020

At the North American International Cyber Summit this week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced $12.7 million in grant funding awarded to increase broadband internet access statewide. Currently, over 1.2 million households don’t have a permanent fixed broadband connection, which in today’s world creates several challenges. The broadband projects announced were selected through the Connecting Michigan Communities […]

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Business Accelerator Fund Received Additional Funding

Aug 28, 2020

Following the expansion of the Business Accelerator Fund (BAF) guidelines, the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) has approved the transfer of an additional $700,000 to the BAF. The fund supports business accelerators in Michigan’s statewide SmartZone network that are serving startups and high-tech companies impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The BAF is funded by the MSF […]

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Future Mobility Office Launched

Jul 10, 2020

The Office of Future Mobility and Electrification has formally launched, led by Trevor Pawl as the state’s Chief Mobility Officer. The new office will work across state government, academia, and private industry to enhance the state’s mobility ecosystem, including developing dynamic mobility and electrification policies and supporting the startup and scale up of emerging technologies […]

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Zooming Through the World of Lobbying, During a Pandemic

May 20, 2020

Coffee. Answer emails. Call. Conference call. Email. Zoom. Walk around the house. Zoom. Call. Lunch. Zoom. GoToMeeting. (Who still uses GoToMeeting?) Call. Return call. Yell at the kids to settle down and get back to work. Call. Call. Tell the kids they are done for the day. Zoom. Answer emails. Start dinner. Or, maybe have […]

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