Alphabet, FedEx, Uber to participate in DOT drone program
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the 10 selectees for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot (UAS) Integration Program, all of which will develop drone pilot programs to help the DOT craft regulation for drone use.
According to the press release, the "White House initiative partners the FAA with local, state and tribal governments, which then partner with private sector participants to safely explore the further integration of drone operations."
The 10 selectees are the Choctaw Nation of Durant, Oklahoma with private sector partners CNN and Green Valley Farms Living Laboratory; the city of San Diego, California; the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority of Herndon, Virginia with NASA and Virginia Tech; the Kansas Department of Transportation; the Lee County Mosquito Control District of Fort Myers, Florida; the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority of Memphis, Tennessee with FedEx and Agricenter International; the North Carolina Department of Transportation; the North Dakota Department of Transportation; the city of Reno, Nevada; and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.
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The second annual Smart Regions Conference invites guests to think BEYOND city limits, beyond bureaucratic silos, beyond party lines, and beyond all of the barriers that hinder the development of smart communities in cities and regions of all sizes.
SAN LEANDRO, CA: At the September 17th City Council meeting, Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council unanimously approved a Fiber Optics Master Plan to guide expansion and increased utilization of the City’s fiber network.
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New York City aims to become the mecca of cybersecurity innovation through Cyber NYC, a $30 million investment initiative focused on five key technology programs, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced on Tuesday.
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The second annual Smart Regions Conference is unique in that each stakeholder -- from researchers and decision makers to project managers and citizens -- is invited to attend and play an active role in the regional collaboration and multi-jurisdictional cooperation that is required to navigate the ever-changing social, financial, environmental, and technological challenges we face today.
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The Knight Foundation is stepping directly into the smart cities and transportation arena with the award of more than $5 million to five cities.