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Michigan Mobility Wallet Pilot Program for veterans launches on Purple Heart Day

LANSING, Mich. - The launch of the Michigan Mobility Wallet Pilot Program, led by the nonprofit organization Feonix - Mobility Rising, will be giving its inaugural rides for veterans on Purple Heart Day at each of its partner locations in Grand Rapids, Jackson, and Detroit.  Community and state partners will gather to kick off the program and pick up its first rider in each region.

The Mobility Wallet will be able to connect veterans with a variety of transportation options all in one app, including public transit, private providers, and volunteer drivers. The program is currently focusing on supporting veterans’ access to critical services, including physical and mental healthcare. Nearly 568,000 veterans reside in Michigan, with 5 percent over the age of 65 and an estimated 7.4 percent living at or below the federal poverty level.


Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME)
Feonix - Mobility Rising
West Michigan Veterans Coalition
Disability Advocates of Kent County
Welcome Home Organization
Key Opportunities
County Commissioners
Corporate Sponsors

Monday, Aug. 7, 2023

9 - 10 a.m.
Disability Advocates of Kent County
160 68th St. Southwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49458

Noon - 1 p.m.
Welcome Home Organization
1203 First St.
Jackson MI, 49203

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Newlab at Michigan Central (Former Book Depository)
2050 15th St.
Detroit, MI 48216


The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME) selected Feonix - Mobility Rising as one of three organizations to participate in its Michigan Mobility Wallet Pilot Program under the Michigan Mobility Wallet Challenge in April 2023.

The Michigan Mobility Wallet Challenge is a collaborative effort between MDOT, OFME, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, and the Michigan Poverty Task Force to increase transit service interoperability and enhance Michigan residents’ access to mobility options.

In 2022, the state unveiled the MI Future Mobility Plan to create “a stronger state economy through safer, more equitable and environmentally sound transportation.”


Tenia Denard
Feonix - Mobility Rising Community Development Manager

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