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The Ford Trolley

A bus designed trolley dedicated to Michigan Ave.

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A bus designed trolley dedicated to Michigan Ave to help connect businesses with people. The Ford Trolley will help workers, visitors, tourists and residents connect throughout Corktown and Detroit!

How will your solution benefit residents, workers, or visitors in the Michigan Central Station impact area? (1,000 characters)

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Initial Design - you are still exploring the idea and have not tested it with users

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

Myself, friends and family.

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Are you submitting as a student team?

  • No

Are you submitting as a team from the Impact Area?

  • No

Funding Request

  • $250,000

Rough Budget (500 characters)

Startup costs

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

Design and input from Ford and City of Detroit

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

ridership, investment in surrounding area, connectivity

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

Revenue through ridership and ads displayed on the trolley.

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Photo of Sherri Standifer

This is a pretty decent proposal. My question is ..If I hop the trolley from East to West- where would I park my car? Or is this mainly for those who don't own a car.

Photo of Kyle Stand

Hello Sherri,

That is a good question. This is for those that don't have a car. Or say you are working at Ford. Ford may encourage you to park somewhere and perhaps take a shuttle to the trolley to get to work. The trolley will help ease congestion, which I foresee becoming a greater issue on Michigan Ave once MCS opens with more Ford employees.

Or maybe you park somewhere and take this to explore Michigan Ave and Detroit. The options are wide and uses many!

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