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Complimentary smart city conference registration for public agency officials - ARC Annual Forum (February 4-7 in Orlando)

Join leaders from Venture Smarter, IEEE Smart Cities and more at the 23rd Annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida to explore how digitizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike.  Here are some top reasons for you to attend!

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Key industry events to attend in February

Join Venture Smarter and our partners at one or more of these events to connect with industry insiders, practitioners, solution partners, and project planners working to build better places to live, work, and visit. 

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Tampa-Orlando hyperloop could be in central Florida's future | Smart Cities Dive

California-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) could be considering developing a hyperloop transit system through Central Florida, connecting Tampa and Orlando along the Interstate 4 corridor at maximum speeds near 700 mph, according to WFLA News Channel 8.

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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.

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Billion in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA) repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events.

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Lynbrook school officials awaiting funds for safety initiatives

Paul Lynch, Lynbrook’s assistant superintendent of finance, operations and information systems, presented the district’s smart bond proposal in December 2016. Superintendent Dr. Melissa Burak, wrote a letter to the State Education Department last month after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., because the nearly $893,000 plan — which focuses on school safety initiatives — has yet to be approved.

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All 50 states vote yes on AT&T’s $40 billion emergency response network FirstNet – TechCrunch

Today, AT&T announced that all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have officially signed on to FirstNet, a government program operated by AT&T to provide universal emergency response communications across the country.

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‘Smart’ Traffic Signals Coming to Port Orange, Fla.

The problem that frustrates many motorists who pack the east-to-west corridor stems from outdated technology. Conventional traffic lights — the standard in Volusia, everywhere in Flagler County and 90 percent of intersections throughout the country — operate based on signal timings that could have been set years ago and don't adapt to rush hour, economic growth along a roadway or traffic lulls. 

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Orlando tests user-friendly government website - Orlando Sentinel

Orlando is testing a new city website, with the aim of saving residents trips to City Hall.  Officials say it will offer a one-stop-shop for dozens of city services, where residents can report potholes, apply for building permits or contest a parking ticket from the comfort of their home — on a computer or a smartphone.

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These cities are committed to 100% renewable energy

Cities and towns across the United States have assumed a new mantle of leadership over the past year: establishing bold commitments to move away from dirty fuels and repower their communities with 100% clean, renewable energy.

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Orlando area wins $11.9 million grant for safer walking, better traffic - Orlando Sentinel

A federal transportation grant of nearly $12 million has been awarded to the Orlando area to develop technology protecting pedestrians and cyclists, along with lessening traffic woes.

 

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