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Mobility Wallet Challenge

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Department of Transportation

Mobility Wallet Challenge

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME) are launching the Michigan Mobility Wallet Challenge to explore a Mobility Wallet Pilot Program, which aims to increase the interoperability of transit services and create greater access to personal mobility for Michigan residents. 

The program’s goal will be to simplify the transit payment process by allowing riders or third-party stakeholders to load funds and/or connect bank accounts to a single platform and create a streamlined mechanism for fare payment/collection, thereby increasing access to vital mobility services in Michigan. The Michigan Mobility Wallet Challenge is a collaborative effort, including MDOT, OFME, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, and the Michigan Poverty Task Force. 

The state will host two information sessions about the call for projects for interested applicants, vendors, mobility partners and organizations, and public transit agencies to learn about the opportunity, receive tips and best practices for submitting a proposal, and connect with other companies and Michigan partners to explore collaborations. Registration for these information sessions are optional for applicants who may choose to attend one or both of the sessions. Attendance will not have an impact on application outcomes.  

Mobility Wallet Pilot Program proposals must be submitted electronically to the Application Portal by September 22 at 5 p.m. to be considered.

State of Michigan announces Mobility Wallet Challenge to improve access to transportation services statewide

Questions? Contact MobilityWalletChallenge@Michigan.gov.

Project Information

Call for Projects - July 28, 2022
Proposals due Sept. 22, 2022

Application Portal

Informational Sessions

August 11 from 1-2:30 p.m.

August 16 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Register for Virtual Sessions