A Connected, Accessible Location
With so much to see and do across the state, Michigan is dedicated to help you get from point A to B… and beyond! Michigan’s public transit network includes more than 135 public transit service providers, rideshare and marine passenger businesses. Prefer two wheels? Miles of bike lanes and rail trails, as well as bike and scooter share programs, keep Michiganders on a roll.
Our 120,000-mile highway, road and street network also provides easy transportation options for your commutes and road trips, including Interstate 75, which stretches all the way from the Upper Peninsula to Miami, Florida. As the state driving the next generation of transportation, mobility and electrification, it’s only natural that Michigan also offers a vast network of EV charging stations throughout our two peninsulas.
Known as the Lake Michigan EV Circuit, the state is implementing an electric vehicle route with reliable charging options along Lake Michigan in state parks and along other key tourism clusters, creating the best new road-trip for EV owners in America. This is just one of many ongoing efforts, along with as the Charge Up Michigan program, to employ green technologies throughout the state, including solar-powered amenities, carbon sequestration and numerous efficiencies.
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The Runway for Globetrotters
In Michigan, you can conveniently access the rest of the world with more than 19 airports throughout the state that offer commercial flights. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is the state’s largest airport and was recently ranked as the #1 Most satisfying North American Mega-Airport by CNN Travel.
Additionally, Gerald R. Ford Airport in Grand Rapids offers non-stop flights to more than 30 destinations across the nation and internationally. And, regional airports, including ones in Lansing, Flint, Traverse City and Marquette, create a connected location no matter where you are in the state.
Connected From Coast to Coast
Can you live in Mid-Michigan with easy access to the Great Lakes? Or, call metro-Detroit home while spending long weekends up north? Absolutely. The Great Lakes State boasts an extensive highway system, with the longest and most famous of these being the Interstate 75. This highway spans from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Miami, providing vital links for transportation and commerce across the state. With more than 95.1 billion miles traveled on Michigan’s roadways every year, the highway system plays a critical role in connecting people, businesses and communities.
The Second Level for Electric Mobility
In a state that has been pegged to dominate the electric vehicle (EV) industry by 2030, having a comprehensive network of fast charging EV stations is paramount. Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility and Electrification works diligently to make the state a leader in electric vehicle (EV) adoption. As part of the effort, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is leading the development of a state-wide DC fast charging network. By implementing these initiatives, Michigan is well on the path to creating sustainable change in the transportation sector.
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Driving Innovation: Michigan’s Research and Development Landscape
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Community revitalization project in Merrill wins national recognition
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