Detroit seeks to become centre for mobility innovation
The head of mobility for Detroit has said the city is seeking partnerships with public and private investors to transform its transport network and connect its citizens for economic growth.
“We are constantly thinking through how we can possibly build a bigger potential market,” Mark de la Vergne, the city’s mobility innovation chief, told Cities Today.
De la Vergne said he is interested in creating more attractive business models for Detroit, many of which have failed in the past to come to terms with the city’s unique economic difficulties.
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