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Story: Following our initial communication with Department of Transportation (DDOT) we had encountered Portia Roberson, a woman working with the federal SC2 program. We mentioned potential for launching an SMS-based notification/alert system for riders to know when their bus would come. We were then connected to Stewart McKenzie, of the federal transportation administration , who indicated the option for federal support for this initiative and DDOT generally in the amount of $17 million which needed an avenue for application in Detroit. We then connected our contact at DDOT, Tim Roseboom, to a potentially significant partnership and funding stream for an underresourced department.

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