Michigan, Chicago, Texas- Future opportunities, building relationships, ongoing process and next steps for working with business outreaches and more

August 27, 2019

Michigan, Chicago, Texas- Future opportunities, building relationships, ongoing process and next steps for working with business outreaches and more

Michigan
As they might recall, last year, we were fortunate to be named ‘#1 Mobility Startup to Watch” in the US at the National Shared Mobility Summit. This accelerated our traction with governments, and we were since awarded a  contract from the State of Michigan.
The project has been advancing well, and we are now in the midst of replacing their core dispatch software, which is responsible for providing +500,000 trips to the community in the UP. This has proved to be a huge undertaking, and technology scope – but we are fortunate to have awesome support of the transit agencies to work with us is this regard, and our technology team has done a great job identifying requirements and building a ”Made in the UP” solution which will serve the community for years to come.
The economic development corporation has just released a success story on MUVE, found at this link.
Next steps:
Phase 1: Dispatch platform/Para-transit driver app: our implementation team is now planning a full scale implementation of the system across all vehicles / drivers starting in September.
Phase 2: Ride sharing two sided market place is being built for a field test in September, full scale implementation launch beginning in October.

 

Texas
We responded to a RFP and recently signed contract with the DCTA in Texas, to help them re-imagine what mobility looks like when it comes to accessibility & para-transit.
Next steps:
We are now working on business development outreaches to identify which transit agency we will be partnering up with, and identifying a SOW to that effect.

 

Chicago
We have secured a participation in Chicago’s innovation for Mobility program, City Tech Collaborative, as the lead accessibility partner amongst our Industry’s pillars including Microsoft, Chicago Transit Authority, Mayor’s office, HERE, etc.
Next steps:
We are now working closely with this group to launch a community driven product (MUVE Maps) in Sept/Oct, while we build up a relationship with CTA, partner corporations involved, and with the city’s transit officials to offer a bid at the State level.
Future opportunities to discuss if time permits: UP Health, Ohio, Dubai Innovation Office, BCIP (Canada Grant), Accessibility Grant (Canada), Accelerate Michigan, Smart City Project in Detroit