TROY, Mich., Dec. 21, 2021 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced that seven mobility companies will receive more than $618,000 in funding from the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform to deploy pilot mobility projects in the state to help augment electric vehicle (EV) adoption and address various mobility barriers throughout the state. The companies include Stantec, which will pilot an automated vehicle delivery program for groceries in Troy, and AbleLink Smart Living Technologies, which aims to help make independent travel more accessible to individuals with cognitive disabilities in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb and Washtenaw counties. In response, state Rep. Padma Kuppa (D-Troy) issued the following statement:

“I am proud to live in a state that continues to invest in our EV and mobility infrastructure to ensure everyone in this state has access to safer and more sustainable transportation and mobility options. Stantec and AbleLink Smart Living Technologies will contribute to a more equitable and accessible future in our own backyards while electrifying our economy. I congratulate these companies and look forward to their contribution to the next frontier of mobility and EV innovation.”