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Nancy Shore with some Zipcar's at the Library Lot

How Ann Arbor public transit fits into the new shared-mobility network

Uber, bikesharing and Zipcar are the newest pieces in our local transportation puzzle. So what does that mean for Ann Arbor's public transit system? Concentrate digs in.  

Annalisa Esposito Bluhm with a Cadillac ELR Engineering Mule for Maven car sharing technology

The future of car technology isn't in Detroit or Silicon Valley. It's in Ann Arbor.

Detroit may be the Motor City, but Ann Arbor is becoming ground zero for the industry-disrupting wireless and autonomous innovations that will usher in the next generation of automobiles.

Sommer Woods

Pushing for inclusive development along Woodward Avenue: Sommer Woods and M-1 Rail

"Development can be so much more productive if there are more perspectives at the table: people of color, women, older people, younger people, white men," says M-1 Rail's Sommer Woods. "When you have all these people at the table you're guaranteed to have perspective instead of one monolithic project."

Alma Wheeler Smith at the Blake Transit Center

The future of Ann Arbor transit, part 4: Thinking regionally

It took decades to happen, but metro Detroit is finally developing a regional transportation plan, and it includes Ann Arbor. Getting DDOT, SMART and AAATA to work together is instrumental if we're serious about changing the ignoble fact that we're the only metro in the nation's top 25 to lack such a system.

Maurice Cox (right) at the Green Garage

Walkability, historic preservation, and equity priorities for Detroit's new planning director

Last Friday, new Detroit planning director Maurice Cox gave a talk at the weekly community lunch at the Green Garage in Midtown. Here are a few highlights.
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Jason Kapica on targeting the best market for expansion

Jason Kapica on targeting the best market for expansion

City: Ann Arbor
Finding the next best market to expand online event parking startup Park N Party isn't as simple as randomly picking a Big Ten school and setting up shop. Park n Party co-founder Jason Kapica explains how he grows the reach of his Ann Arbor-based firm.
Bob Beutel

Bob Beutel

City: Troy
Bob Beutel is the president of ALLSTAR Transportation, a company based in Troy.
Chris Ramos

Chris Ramos

City: Ferndale
Chris Ramos is the owner of The Night Move, a sustainability oriented shuttle service that connects the downtowns of Royal Oak, Ferndale and Detroit.
Jonathan Zagel

Jonathan Zagel

City: Ann Arbor
Jonathan Zagel is the business manager for ElectroDynamic Applications, a space technology firm based in Ann Arbor.
Adrian Fortino

Adrian Fortino

City: Ann Arbor
Adrian Fortino is the CEO of Shepherd Intelligent Systems, a University of Michigan spinoff that creates mass transit software for riders in Ann Arbor.
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