$8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge
The State of Michigan is officially launching the $8 Michigan Mobility Challenge with the Call for Projects. The Challenge is a collaborative effort that includes the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), PlanetM/Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, The Bureau of Services for Blind Persons, and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights – Division on Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing. MDOT will distribute $8 million to fund multiple innovative pilot transportation projects of varying sizes that can solve mobility gaps for seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans in urban, rural and suburban communities throughout the state of Michigan.
- Call for Projects
Proposals Due: July 16, 2018, 5pm EST
Workshop Event Notes
The $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge Workshop was an invitation-only event where state officials, local transit agencies, planning organizations, advocates for the target populations, private-sector partners, startup founders, and other industry experts came together for a day of discussion and working sessions designed to help define the specifications and requirements to shape and guide the construction of the call for projects. To the right, you will find materials related to the workshop and notes gathered during the afternoon discussion sessions. You also can see video of the plenary sessions. The seven round robin-style discussion sessions provided attendees time to discuss the mobility challenges that exist throughout the state for the target populations (seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans) and potential solutions that technology and innovation might offer.
See all Mobility Challenge Workshop videos.
- Kick-off Workshop Flier
- Advocates for Seniors
- Advocates for Seniors, 2
- Advocates for Blind Persons and Persons with Disabilities
- Advocates for Veterans and Persons with Disabilities
- Advocates for People with Disabilities including deaf, blind, deaf-blind, and autism
- Advocates for People with Disabilities including epilepsy
- Advocates for People with Disabilities