Ransom Eli Olds, the founder of Olds Mobile Works, later to be called Oldsmobile, is remembered for the contributions he made to the automotive industry in Lansing by the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum at 240 Museum Drive. But how effective is the museum — so full of Lansing history — when not many know it is there? Photo Journal: R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
By Jasmin Rojo
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer
OLD TOWN LANSING- A new documentary, This Model Works, explores General Motors decision to leave Lansing and the city’s response that made the company stay. The project
This Model Works began as a project to show the importance of keeping GM in Lansing. Teaming up with MessageMakers, a video production company, the project was to be released as an e-book, but later changed to become a documentary. After raising $190,000, the film was able to start production, and tell a story that has been in the works for years. “It took a number of years to convince GM to stay.
By MICHAEL GERSTEIN
Capital News Service
LANSING – This isn’t the remote controlled car you played with as a kid. Companies across the state are in the process of unveiling cars that drive themselves, while a bill that would allow testing driverless vehicles revs through the Legislature. If passed, it would open the roads to companies like Google and General Motors – and smaller Michigan-based firms – to try their shiny new toys on the road. Sen. Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, is sponsoring the bill, which is in the Transportation Committee. Cosponsors include Sens.