Feds seek a driver mode for your phone: NMA E-Newsletter #412

In late November, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asked smartphone manufacturers and automakers to work together to develop a “driver mode” for mobile devices for use in the car. The 96-page document of voluntary guidelines calls for cars to be more easily paired with mobile devices so that drivers can access them through […]

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We Need Our Roads-Better or Worse: NMA E-Newsletter #411

A seismic shift appears to be underway with regards to how experts view transportation. The new vocabulary includes words like multimodal and person-level transportation. Transportation experts want to move “people” instead of cars because most cars on the road today are single occupant vehicles or SOVs—not an efficient enough form of transportation apparently. Aren’t motorists […]

Contact Your Michigan State Senator TODAY!

Dear Michigan NMA Members, The State Legislature will be coming back into session on November 29 for three weeks. This month the Senate Transportation Committee voted out of committee a number of speed limit bills that NMA Michigan Activists are fairly certain will go up for a vote before the full Senate this coming week. […]

Can You See Me Now? The New LED Streetlights: NMA E-Newsletter #410

Many cities across the world are converting streetlights to the LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lamps which helps reduce emissions and the overall carbon footprint. Some health and safety advocates however are concerned about the type of light that LED’s emit. Most LEDs in street lamps emit a bluish light which is the similar light our phones […]