Moovit Talks Urban Infrastructure Planning | PYMNTS.com
Just like cars on a highway at rush hour, transformation in city and infrastructure planning is not moving fast enough to get people where they need to go — and it’s about to become more of a problem, if Moovit Co-Founder and CEO Nir Erez is correct.
“The changes in the way people move in the city over the next five to 10 years will be more dramatic and aggressive than they were in the past 100 years,” Erez predicted.
While the technology exists to build a digital city “from the internet up” (Google’s parent company Alphabet is doing it in downtown Toronto), not every city can get the Google treatment. The time and costs are simply too great. Cities are desperate for solutions now, said Erez — solutions that can carry them into the future and shape the way people live and work, instead of letting worsening commutes shape the way workers live.
From autonomous vehicles to public and shared transportation, Erez said cities are going to have to get creative about how people move into, out of and through these urban centers.
StateScoop — Four development teams have taken home top prizes in a competition for advanced infrastructure proposals, each securing up to $10 million in investment capital.
Zach Huhn, chief executive of the Venture Smarter technology collaborative, said that for the higher-tech aspects of automated travel, public agencies should let the automotive sector lead the way rather than risk getting stuck with expensive, but incompatible, systems.
The Knight Foundation is stepping directly into the smart cities and transportation arena with the award of more than $5 million to five cities.
Pedestrian safety is a serious problem in New Jersey. Last year alone, 184 people died in pedestrian-vehicle crashes, according to the New Jersey State Police.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $15 million to fund two new University Transportation Centers (UTCs).
Columbus has been rapidly innovating since its Smart Columbus plan won the U.S. DOT Smart City Challenge in June 2016, and this new pilot adds to a growing list of steps the city is taking to become a leader in transportation technology and research.
The Safer and Smarter Arizona Roadways Initiative aims to foster safer roadway navigation and interaction by supporting intelligent decision making using data derived from an infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) communication platform.
I am convinced that most solutions are already here to address our biggest road safety problems. We only need the internal fortitude, the moral compass, and the strength of conviction to apply the tools at our disposal.
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.
BLACKSBURG — The town council narrowly passed a resolution Tuesday night backing a hefty funding request for the proposed connection of the Smart Road to Interstate 81.
Building off of the DVRPC Regional Streetlight Procurement Program model, the Greater Philadelphia Smart Controls Project will develop and implement a regional effort that enables all municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania to effectively design, procure, and install wireless network controls.
Explosive population growth along with economic competition, rapidly advancing technologies and environmental concerns are challenging cities across the country to become more efficient, adapt to new expectations and be better stewards of the planet. The electric utilities serving those communities are confronted with a changing marketplace they must adapt to while driving solutions at the same time.
How about “light individual transport lane”? Sometimes, you just need a good chat on the bus to get a good idea. That’s what happened to two Portland transit gurus, Sarah Iannarone and Jarrett Walker, when they met on the Oregon city’s 10 bus this Tuesday.
BOONE COUNTY, KY. – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined today by Kentucky Secretary of Transportation Greg Thomas, Congressman Thomas Massie, and Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore to announce $75 million in infrastructure grants, including both Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) and Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants, for the Northern Kentucky region.
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.