Trump infrastructure plan promises brighter future for rural broadband | Smart Cities Dive
President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday. Of the $200 billion in requested federal funding, $50 billion would go to a rural infrastructure program, which would improve broadband internet offerings in rural communities, among other projects.
"It’s been very unfair what’s happened with broadband in terms of the Midwest and rural areas," Trump said to a slew of state governors and local officials when discussing his infrastructure proposal. "[Now] it’s going to be taken care of. We’re spending a great deal of money on that. It’s only fair. They want it. They know how to use it, they want it, and we’re going to get it."
The majority of the $50 billion in funding would be block-granted to states, which the Trump administration said would give "states the flexibility to prioritize their communities’ needs." The rest would be distributed through rural performance grants.
The City of Lynwood is requesting proposals from experienced engineering firms in water master planning and modeling to update the City of Lynwood Water Master Plan.
The City of Lynwood (City) is requesting proposals from specialized civil or sanitary engineering firm to update the City of Lynwood's Sewer System Management Plan.
xTechSearch is an opportunity for businesses to pitch novel technology solutions to the Army’s Science and Technology (S&T) ecosystem which will provide cooperative research opportunities with Army labs, including access to the Army’s organic intellectual and technical capital.
Public Safety is an important facet of smart planning. Today, we have the capability to create and adapt technology in a way that can not only provide us with tools for a safer response to emergency situations but also provide us with tools for smarter preparation.
WASHINGTON: As part of the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has selected the University of Maine, Rutgers University, and Pennsylvania State University for regional grants.
Participating in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, the Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project (TAWSMP) is a collaborative group with a well-established, regional network of streamflow gauges that provide critical, real-time information for water suppliers, planners, recreational users, and emergency response agencies.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $677 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total $3.2 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced nearly $1.5 billion in proposed grants through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program.
Today we are seeing smart city projects using a range of technologies, such as sensors, video, smart meters, analytics, and more to improve the lives of citizens. Successfully harnessing these advanced technologies to achieve goals, such as optimizing energy efficiency, improving public safety, and autonomous transportation requires a network as dynamic as a city itself.
Together, innovative technologies have the power to shape the nature of our built environments. But how smart are they as standalone innovations? Arguably, not very. A truly smart city thrives on connectivity. Piecemeal solutions won't deliver city-wide intelligent networks, but if they're embedded into the existing urban infrastructure, it's a different story.
Qualcomm Technologies, Ford Motor Company and Panasonic Corporation of North America announced today that they will work together to deploy a cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technologies in Colorado. This is the first U.S. deployment of C-V2X technology.
the new Powering Ohio report, which outlines a vision for economic development through energy innovation. Drawn from the insights and experiences of a diverse group of advisors from across the business, regulatory, academic, labor, and manufacturing sectors in Ohio, the report shows the important role different business sectors will play in building a cleaner, modern and connected energy future.
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),”
Copenhagen has one of the most advanced data-sharing programs in the world. It has released a report of findings from its City Data Exchange on how to improve data infrastructure in Denmark and beyond.
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?