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NEWS RELEASE | Peters, Stabenow, Dingell, Stevens & Alexander Reintroduce Vehicle Innovation Act

Michigan Business Network
April 15, 2019 4:00 PM

Bipartisan Bill Bolsters R&D for Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Haley Stevens (D-MI) today announced they are reintroducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to promote investments in research and development of clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies to increase fuel efficiency and reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil. In the 114th Congress, Senators Peters, Alexander and Stabenow introduced similar legislation, which was approved by the U.S. Senate as part of the Energy Policy Modernization Act. Dingell also led legislation in the House.


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AAA | Michigan Gas Prices at a 23-Month lows

Michigan Business Network
December 31, 2018 12:00 PM



35% of Michigan Retailers Have Gasoline Below $2 a gallon

TAMPA, Fla. (December 28, 2018) — The plunge at the pump continues this week, and now gas prices are poised to have their lowest start to the New Year since January 1, 2016.

Americans are finding gas prices below $2 a gallon at 31% of filling stations in the United States. Since mid-October, the national average has plummeted a total of 61 cents. Thursday's average price of $2.29 per gallon is the lowest since July 2017.

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AAA | Thanksgiving Gas Prices To Be Lowest In Two Years

Michigan Business Network
November 21, 2018 8:00 AM

News Release Provided By AAA

Oil Hits 2018 Low; Michigan Gas Prices Should Average $2.45 per gallon on Thanksgiving Day.

DEARBORN, Mich., (November 19, 2018) — Oil prices hit a new low last week, further fueling the plunge at the pump. Gas prices in Michigan dropped another 12 cents last week. At $2.49 per gallon, the state average is the lowest since February, and only 7 cents more than this year's lowest daily average price of $2.42/g.

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AAA | Thanksgiving Travel Forecast

Michigan Business Network
November 19, 2018 10:00 AM

AAA: More Than 1.7 Million Michigan Residents to Travel this Thanksgiving

AAA forecasts the most Thanksgiving travelers in more than a dozen years

DEARBORN, Mich., (November 8, 2018) – AAA projects more than 1.7 million Michigan residents will journey 50 or more miles from home this Thanksgiving holiday.  This represents the most travelers since 2007 and a nearly 5 percent increase over last year.  This also marks the ninth consecutive year of growth for Thanksgiving travel in the state as more people take to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways.  The Thanksgiving holiday period is defined as Wednesday, November 21 to Sunday, November 25.

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AAA MICHIGAN | Labor Day Risk Factors Call For Caution

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2018 9:00 AM

AAA Issues Statewide “Back to Basics” Traffic Safety Tips and Latest Gas Price Info

DEARBORN, MI, (August 29, 2018)  – Labor Day is traditionally the third-most traveled holiday of the summer travel season.  Based on estimated travel trend history, relatively stable gas prices and improving economic indicators, over one million Michiganders are expected to be traveling over the Labor Day weekend.  With a majority of those travelers more than likely to be hitting Michigan roads and highways, AAA is issuing a statewide CALL FOR CAUTION along with BACK TO BASICS traffic safety tips for travelers.

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AAA MICHIGAN | Releases New Transportation Survey

Michigan Business Network
June 6, 2018 11:00 AM

Drivers Rate State Roads Poorly and Current Funding Ineffective  

DEARBORN, MI. (May 29, 2018)  —  As part of its legacy of traffic safety advocacy, the attached Transportation Survey was released by AAA-The Auto Club Group today. The survey of its Michigan members reveals some staggering, yet unsurprising statistics when it comes to road conditions and motorist safety:

Michigan Road/Bridge Quality

  • 89%              Rate the conditions as fair or poor
  • Only 2%       Rate the conditions as very good or excellent
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The Longer-Range, Full-Electric Bolt

A Shunpiker's Journal
January 31, 2018 1:00 PM

Finally, Fred Ligouri, the articulate PR guy for GM’s electric cars, talks about the longer-range, full-electric Bolt, just getting to customers now, and about the future of electrification throughout the industry. Most global manufacturers have announced that within a few years all their new cars will have some degree of electrification and many cities and countries are beginning to restrict their streets to electrified cars.

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Taking the Driver Out of the Equation

A Shunpiker's Journal
January 31, 2018 12:00 PM

Ever wonder about the systems under the skin of your car, and what’s happening with autonomous and self-driving cars? Well, our next guest is one of the engineers deeply involved in these issues - Patrick Ryne, engineering manager for Nexteer, a major tier-one supplier of steering systems, among other products. He tells us we’re already driving them . . . sort of, and he helps us understand what it will take to begin taking the driver out of the equation and when that might happen.

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Latest Jeep Broke New Ground Stylistically

A Shunpiker's Journal
January 31, 2018 11:00 AM

Engineer Mike Downey, vehicle line executive for the freshly-redesigned Jeep Cherokee gives us the rundown on the much-improved, off-roady mid-size crossover. Cherokee was widely dissed with its last generation design that broke new ground stylistically, particularly for a Jeep. This one continues that dramatic design language that people seem to have warmed to, and it adds a lot of important content. 

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Automotive Journalist & Enthusiast Micah Wright

A Shunpiker's Journal
January 31, 2018 10:00 AM

Our friend and colleague, Micah Wright, is a young automotive journalist from the Cincinnati area and specializes in automobile and life-style topics.

While at the "press days" of the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Steve Purdy asks him for some punditry from his perspective as an enthusiast and “influencer," in media terms.

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