WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today issued the Private Investment Project Procedures (PIPP) Final Rule that describes new procedures aimed at helping the federal government develop more effective approaches to spurring private participation and investment in project planning, development, finance, design, construction, maintenance, and operations.Read More
Within that spirit of cooperation, private and public-sector leaders said governments and their agencies should be more deliberate about working with private businesses, which often can innovate more quickly and deliver services more cheaply. Columbia, SC Mayor Benjamin said for too long government has been “afraid of public-private partnerships (P3s),”Read More
In an era of political tribalism, infrastructure investment is one of the few areas of American public policy that polls well among everyone. Which makes sense; who doesn’t like the idea of filling potholes, new airport terminals, and water systems that don’t burst?Read More
Improving the connectivity within British cities is not just an abstract pursuit driven by an obligation to follow a larger trend of digitization. Building smarter cities has tangible benefits for residents and businesses alike. By integrating data from organisations across the private, public and non-profit sectors, we can collectively build solutions that improve the reality of living the city life; from optimizing public transport routes to creating incentives for people to recycle by tracking citizens’ litter habits.Read More
Crumbling infrastructure and depleted government budgets are putting a strain on municipalities, states, and communities across the country. At the same time, advances in technology are creating new opportunities to solve our most pressing needs that can help to alleviate these stresses for agencies and communities.Read More
The University of Cincinnati President Neville Pinto and Cincinnati Bell CEO Leigh Fox recently signed a 10-year partnership agreement that includes a corporate innovation center within UC’s new 1819 Innovation Hub, and a direct link between UC students and Cincinnati Bell’s technical talent.Read More
Las Vegas has invested more than $500 million in smart infrastructure during a short period of time, with the goal of becoming a full-fledged smart city by 2025. The city's Innovation District receives a lot of attention because that's where much of the IoT technologies are tested before being integrated throughout the city.
Much of the focus has been on creating intelligent transportation systems. Las Vegas has more than a dozen connected traffic signals, with plans to install two dozen more to create a "connected corridor." This area provides a solid testing ground for autonomous vehicles, such as the city's driverless shuttle that began service in the fall.Read More