Our View on Mobility

Mobility shapes our lives. How we get around – be it on foot, by motor vehicle, bicycle, rail, in the air, or by water vessel – has become an important discussion not only in the field of engineering, but also in disciplines such as education, health, social sciences, business, and law. As a premier urban research university, Wayne State is uniquely situated to address mobility challenges at all levels. In response to the need for additional mobility research and varying mobility needs, the Wayne Mobility Initiative (WMI) was established on February 2020.

Vision Statement

To improve quality of life for individuals and communities through excellence in mobility-related research, teaching, and service.

Mission Statement

To promote coordination, collaboration, and innovation across Wayne State University to create a comprehensive, interdisciplinary mobility initiative.

Steering Committee


  • Weisong Shi, Computer Science, Chair
  • Robert Dunne, Emergency Medicine
  • Jennifer Hart, History
  • William Hill, College of Education
  • Sharon Milberger, MI-DDI
  • Rayman Mohamed, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Stephen Remias, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • John Taylor, Marketing and Supply Chain Management