Posts tagged Chicago
A driverless streetscape? Plan on it. [Chicago Tribune]

Serving as a blueprint for tackling the region’s myriad challenges three decades from now, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s “Go to 2050” Plan will help steer decisions about how and where local county and state governments spend tax dollars.

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Midwest Connect — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The Midwest Connect Corridor project is part of the Rapid-Speed Transportation Initiative (RSTI) to explore intercity routes that could utilize two rapid-speed transportation technology options - traditional passenger rail and/or Hyperloop technology - between Chicago, Columbus, and Pittsburgh.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: 'Government's got to get where the private sector is'

During a recent Axios 360 event, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Tulsa, OK Mayor G.T. Bynum took to the stage to discuss the future of work in cities, with an emphasis on inclusion and modernizing city services. And, despite the two mayors’ differences, many of the same themes emerged.

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Why Gridlock is Killing Our Cities — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

Why Gridlock is Killing Our Cities... And How Smart Infrastructure Development Will Save Them. CityFi co-founder Gabe Klein joined a robust conversation around the overwhelming costs of outdated transportation models at last month’s Smart Regions Conference in Washington, DC.

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MORPC announces multi-million dollar rapid-speed transportation initiative

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has announced a $2.5 million rapid-speed transportation initiative to explore intercity routes.

According to MORPC, the routes could utilize two rapid-speed transportation technology options, including a traditional passenger rail system and/or Hyperloop technology , between Chicago, Columbus and Pittsburgh.

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New research reveals which cities can benefit most from IoT

Boston, Chicago and Atlanta top a list of 50 cities expected to make the most of emerging smart city and Internet of Things technologies. This map illustrates the cities expected to benefit most from smart city technology.

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Bike share system in Chicago releases new fare options

Divvy is operated by the bike share company Motivate International, Inc. under contract with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT).  The popular bike share system is rolling out a series of new fare options and benefits on Thursday, February 1st.

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New research shows these ten cities poised for greatest ROI in Smart City technologies

Compass Intelligence, a global consulting and analytics firm, has released its Smart City Benefits Index to put a spotlight on the 50 U.S. cities with the most potential to benefit from the Internet of Things and other smart city technologies.

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Columbus connection named as finalist for Hyperloop transportation

Hyperloop One seeks to build something like a pneumatic tube that can move pods of people or goods at speeds up to 671 miles per hour. That means trips to and from Pittsburgh would take 18 minutes and the 360-mile trip to and from Chicago could take 29 minutes. The idea is to provide the capacity of a train at the speed of a plane.

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