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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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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Half A Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Investments to 41 Projects in 43 States

“TIGER grants are targeted investments for our local communities that will increase safety, create jobs and modernize our country’s infrastructure,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.More than 64% of this round of TIGER funding was awarded to rural projects, a historic number that demonstrates this Administration’s commitment to supporting the country’s rural communities.

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Smart Columbus Initiative Seeks Open-Source Data-Sharing Infrastructure

Smart Columbus is looking to build a web-based information system that will collect and share data, allowing vehicles, roads and streetlights to communicate.

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Why a shared digital infrastructure is crucial for smart cities | Smart Cities Dive

Shared digital infrastructure will help cities correlate data from multiple sources to generate new value and efficiencies. As a simple example, consider smart lighting and motion sensors on the street. Today these are two separated silos. Imagine if we could...

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Tampa offers first demo of its connected vehicle technology project, launching with 1,600 cars in 2018 | TechCrunch

Tampa’s goal to become a smart city was on display on Monday, as the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority hosted the first public demonstration of a connected vehicle technology research project that will launch into pilot testing in 2018.

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SmartCone Technologies and IBM Enter Joint Initiative Agreement for IoT-based Safety Solutions - PR.com

SmartCone Technologies today announced that it has signed a Joint Initiative Agreement (JIA) with IBM to advance the delivery of new products and services for safety.

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Esri Taps Mobileye Sensors To Turn Transit Fleets Into Rolling Data Feeds

Esri, a mapping data – or “spatial analytics” – powerhouse, will work with Mobileye to feed visual and telematics data from sensors affixed to buses and other vehicles into Esri’s ArcGIS mapping platform the company says is already used by most of the world’s large cities.

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MnDOT Chooses EasyMile for Autonomous Shuttle Bus Project – Crossroads

The Minnesota Department of Transportation chose EasyMile, a France-based company specializing in driverless technology, to lead its autonomous shuttle bus pilot project. MnDOT announced in June it will begin testing the use of an autonomous shuttle bus in a cold weather climate.

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Cisco Kicks-off First State Digital Acceleration (SDA) Program in Michigan

Cisco announces that Michigan will be the first state to join the State Digital Acceleration (SDA) program, a 3-year targeted collaboration program to advance the state’s digital agenda.

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The Crosswalk Of The Future Moves And Changes To Priori | Fast Company

If you step on the curb on this street of the future, a pedestrian crossing will automatically appear in front of you when it’s safe to cross. If a crowd wants to cross simultaneously, the crossing widens; if someone staring at a smartphone veers into traffic, warning lights illuminate around them. The markings look similar to those that are usually painted on the road, but because they’re created with LED lights, they can continually change.

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'Smart Road' Pilot Project Coming to Kansas City | Planetizen: The independent resource for people passionate about planning and related fields

The infrastructure to support a future of connected cars and automated vehicles is one step closer to reality.

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Analytics platform helps KC anticipate the needs of its citizens

Bob Bennett, the CIO for Kansas City, Mo., felt confident that a series of sensor initiatives was helping him and his team reach their goal of creating “the smartest city on Planet Earth.” The city collects more than 4,500 datasets daily and is now working with Xaqt’s MetroGraph platform, which integrates data from multiple sources, including open, historical and sensor data, in a single quantitative analysis environment.

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Kansas City, MO startup to test smart roads | Smart Cities Dive

Using data collected from the roads, the company wants to help city officials track issues like congestion and the need for maintenance monitor vehicles and offer a place to lay fiber-optic cable to increase internet bandwidth. Future hardware could support connected or self-driving vehicles.

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The House Just Passed a Bill to Help Put More Autonomous Cars on U.S. Roads

The U.S. House passed a bill on Wednesday that will allow self-driving car manufacturers to put thousands of autonomous cars on the road over the next few years.  The bill, known as the SELF-DRIVE Act, lets companies like GM, Ford, and Google introduce up to 100,000 cars to U.S. roads, and they can also be exempt from safety guidelines that do not apply to autonomous driving technology.

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