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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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Smart Cities Council announces the five winners of 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants

Grant winners are Birmingham, AL; Cary, NC; Las Vegas, NV; Louisville/Jefferson County, KY; and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Puerto Rico was awarded a special humanitarian grant to help accelerate its hurricane recovery efforts. Five winners have been announced for the 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants from the Smart Cities Council.

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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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Illinois announces master contracts for smart street lighting initiative | Smart Cities Dive

Illinois leaders announced that they have chosen vendors for the statewide smart street light program. The contract was awarded to Johnson Controls, Globetrotters Engineering and TEN Connected Solutions, according to Government Technology and others.

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