Posts in Policy
USDA Prioritizing Projects focused on Regional Economic Development

Projects that promote regional economic development can capitalize upon the unique strengths of specific rural areas. USDA Rural Development helps finance these projects by helping applicants overcome multi-jurisdictional challenges and by helping leverage federal, state, local or private funding.

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Santa Monica will allow Lime, Bird, Lyft and JUMP to operate e-scooters | TechCrunch

The city of Santa Monica has officially awarded Bird, Lime, Lyft and JUMP Bikes, which Uber acquired in April, permits to operate both electric scooters and/or bikes in the city as part of its 16-month pilot program beginning September 17.

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Joint Statement Between the White House, DOT, EPA, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on SAFE Vehicles Rule | US Department of Transportation

“Today Administration officials from the White House, DOT, and EPA met with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to discuss the proposed SAFE Vehicles Rule.  The Administration and CARB agreed to future meetings to discuss technical, legal, and policy issues with the shared goal of achieving one national set of standards for vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions.”

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Cybersecurity is Critical to Unleash the Promise of Autonomous Vehicles

The potential of autonomous vehicles could generate a fundamental shift in our society. Market predictions suggest that by 2025 autonomous vehicles market could be worth $6 billion and a reported estimate of $80 billion has been invested in the entire space during the last 3 years.

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Building Community Resilience during Hurricane Season (Capitol Hill Event, 9/25/18)

With increased amounts of data to improve decision-making, communities have new tools to plan and respond to natural disasters, like hurricanes. The Department of Homeland Security and Congressional Smart Cities Caucus want to work with you to develop and integrate cutting-edge technologies to build resilience capacity for your hometown. 

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