Road conditions offer opportunity for change

Feb. 25, 2018 – Crain’s Detroit Business

The treacherous state of metro Detroit’s roads is an opportunity to fix the pothole of a road-funding plan the Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder agreed to less than three years ago. That plan’s slow phase-in of $1.2 billion in new road funding has proven to be insufficient for tackling an infrastructure crisis posing a real threat to the state’s economy and safety of motorists.

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A tech approach to automotive acquisitions: What Bosch’s deal with SPLT means

Feb. 25, 2018 – Crain’s Detroit Business

Anya Babbitt gets to keep her company. Mostly.

Following nine months of negotiations, she, and her board, agreed last week to sell her startup Splitting Fares Inc., doing business as SPLT, to German automotive conglomerate Robert Bosch GmbH — with the caveat that the Detroit-based corporate ride-sharing software firm be an independent subsidiary.

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Column: Transit still key to economic future

Feb. 14, 2018 – The Detroit News

Recently, Michigan and Detroit successfully tackled many of the big challenges to our economic health. This focus on solving — not ignoring — big issues has paid off handsomely with both the state and its signature city experiencing the most positive economic, social and reputational momentum in decades.

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