​“I am extremely grateful that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has decided to grant an award of $1.7 million to the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, to designate it as an Advanced Transportation Innovation Hub. It is a great honor that the MEDC chose to invest this money in Washtenaw County, and it will go a long way in providing greater access to the expanding technological sector of the transportation industry as a whole. I am pleased to see the students and faculty at the University of Michigan be recognized for their hard work through esteemed grants such as this one, and am looking forward to witnessing the groundbreaking discoveries and advances still to come from the school, thanks in large part to the opportunities provided by this generous grant.”