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PLUM in the News

Check out some of the latest PLUM Catalyst news!

goMARTI Achieves 10,000 Rider Milestone

7-16-24: More than 10,000 riders have utilized the goMARTI service in Grand Rapid, Minn. since October 2022.

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Best of ITS Award

4-26-23: The PLUM Catalyst accepted "runner up" in the "Best of ITS" award on behalf of all of partners involved with goMARTI project. The award is given to applicants whose innovative project best advances ITS to benefit communities.

PBS Almanac

1-4-24: goMARTI program highlighted in PBS Almanac program.

Watch the 6-min clip here, .

SAE Tomorrow Today Podcast

4-13-23: Partnerships Bring AV Accessibility to Rural Areas

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Riding with go MARTI

5-14-23: Riding with go MARTI; Japanese researches visit Grand Rapids, MN

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Women Driven Mobility

Tammy Meehan-Russell is featured in this book that highlights women leading the way in mobility and automotive innovation.

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4-11-23: BBC Storyworks: Technology's Golden Age. 

1-23-23: PowerSports Business "Dealership Provides School with Fleet of Bikes through All Kids Bikes Program"

2-16-23: The Mobility Podcast "AVs & Rural Community Empowerment" (TRB 2023)

2-24-22: PBS North - Almanac North Core Conversations "Accessible Transportation featuring an expert panel"

12-22-22: Bloomberg News "Self-Driving Cars Are a Natural Fit for Rural America"

11-2022: "Women Who Ride" feature article in Lake and Company magazine with Tammy Meehan Russell speaking on women-led biking initiatives. 

11-29-22: The Daily Yonder "In Northern Minnesota, Autonomous Vehicles Are Hitting Rural Roads"

10-21-22: AASHTO Journal "Minnesota DOT Aids With Rural Test of Transit AVs"

10-10-22: Planetizen "Minnesota Uses Autonomous Shuttles to Improve Mobility"

10-7-22: IOT World Today "Wheelchair Accessible AVs Make Public Transit Debut"

10-7-22: Government Technology "Autonomous On-Demand Transit Comes to Rural Minnesota"

10-7-22: American City & Country "Rural Minnesota community test drives autonomous shuttle service that features ADA-compliant minivans"

10-6-22: Lakeland PBS "Self-Driving Shuttles to Share the Streets of Grand Rapids"

10-5-22: Kare11 "Self-driving shuttle project cruises into northern Minnesota"

10-5-22: ABC WDIO "Grand Rapids provides free rides around the city for residents in the community"

10-5-22: KEYC News "Self-driving vans hit Grand Rapids streets"

10-5-22: CBS News Minnesota "MnDOT launches self-driving shuttle pilot project in Grand Rapids"

10-5-22: KSTP "MnDOT launches self-driving shuttle pilot in Grand Rapids"

10-3-22: ICTV Community Matters "goMARTI Autonomous Vehicles"

10-2-22: Auto Connected Car News "Autonomous & Self-Driving Vehicle News"

9-29-22: Mass Transit Magazine "goMARTI in Minnesota launches and WRTA selects partners for AV pilot"

9-28-22: Tech Crunch "May Mobility, Via launch wheelchair-accessible autonomous shuttle service"

9-22-22: Government Technology "Minnesota Closes Out One AV Shuttle Project, Opens Two More"

9-4-22: Herald Review "The drive to advance technology world-wide through human connections"

7-13-22: Grand Rapids Herald Review "On-demand, self-driving shuttles coming to town"

8-3-21: Polaris News "Polaris Goes To Camp To Inspire High School Students"

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