Report recommends policies to enhance Michigan’s position as a mobility leader
On this week’s edition of the Talking Michigan Transportation podcast, Trevor Pawl, Michigan’s chief mobility officer, talks about recommendations in a report from the Michigan Council on Future Mobility and Electrification.
Among the highlights, or pillars, Pawl outlines:
Transition and grow our mobility industry and workforce.
- Invest in bus rapid transit and spend $10 million to revive the state’s mobility challenges to solve employment and equity barriers.
- Fund a public relations campaign to enhance Michigan’s sustainability leadership.
- Scale the Michigan Electric Vehicle (EV) Jobs Academy.
- Create a global center of excellence for responsible artificial intelligence.
Provide safer, greener and more accessible transportation infrastructure
- Expand Michigan’s Alternative Fuel Corridor opportunities for clean hydrogen and commission a study on hydrogen applications in commercial traffic.
- Develop accessibility standards for EV chargers.
- Create a state EV consumer incentive.
- Fund a $45 million bus electrification program.
- Expand use of sinking funds to support electric school bus deployments.
- Support Phase Two of the MDOT work zone safety pilot program.
- Design a clean fuels standard that works for Michigan.
Lead the world in mobility and electrification policy and innovation
- Invest $30 million in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology development.
- Pass legislation to preserve Michigan’s uniform, statewide automated vehicle policy.
- Keep up the annual support for state mobility agencies’ capacity.
- Pass legislation to create a mobility research and development talent tax credit.
- Continue advocating to federal policymakers on important connected vehicle issues.