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U.S. DOT announces $7.7 million for first round of Regional University Transportation Center Grants | US Department of Transportation

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.

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Lawmakers create grant program to spread broadband in Missouri

House Bill 1872 creates the the Missouri Rural Broadband Development Fund, but it will rely on appropriations. The grant would fund a maximum of 50 percent of a project provide a maximum $2.5 million to a given project.

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Up to $50 million up for grabs in smart infrastructure contest

Technology consulting company Venture Smarter is working with the Department of Homeland Security and a group of venture capital firms to find promising ideas that could ultimately receive billions of dollars in support.

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Venture Smarter Unveils $50M Project-Funding Prize for Smart City Innovators

Those applying to Venture Smarter‘s 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge now have an extra incentive to participate: a $50 million prize pot for project financing and funding, with up to $3 billion available “for the right projects,” which the group unveiled Thursday at the Smart Cincy Summit.

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Venture Smarter Unveils $50M Project-Funding Prize for Smart City Innovators

Those applying to Venture Smarter‘s 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge now have an extra incentive to participate: a $50 million prize pot for project finacing and funding, with up to $3 billion available “for the right projects,” which the group unveiled Thursday at the Smart Cincy Summit.

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Smart Infrastructure Challenge winners to receive at least $50M

Winning entries in the Smart Infrastructure Challenge could earn anywhere from $1 million to $10 million in funding for their projects, organizers announced Thursday at the Smart Cincy Summit. The challenge, launched earlier this year by Venture Smarter, has four project tracks: Smart and Connected Development; Smarter, Safer Streets; Critical Infrastructure; and Next Generation Infrastructure.

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Challenge Issued: $50 million for Smart Cities Projects Revealed at Smart Cincy Summit

Venture Smarter and RSCI reveal new collaborators and financing partners for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge to give communities of all sizes access to public and private support

CINCINNATI, Ohio — April 26, 2018 — Working in concert with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Congressional Smart Cities Caucus and private investment firms, Cincinnati-based Venture Smarter is transforming the smart cities conversation into action.

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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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3 Ways Emily Murphy’s GSA is Looking to Innovate Acquisition

In the ongoing movement to transform the government’s digital infrastructure, the General Services Administration is effectively the keystone — and that has presented the agency’s leader Emily Murphy with plenty of opportunities to improve how federal agencies buy technology.

Speaking at the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s Acquisition Excellence conference Tuesday, the GSA administrator outlined several paths she’d like her agency to take to innovate acquisition.

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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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A Smart Mobility Incubator ‘On Steroids’

The City of Marysville will donate land inside the Innovation Park to create an Automotive and Mobility Innovation Center. The center would serve as a business incubator as well as educational and testing facility for the smart mobility industry. Officials said are two possible sites for the center within the Innovation Park — one on Industrial Parkway and the other on U.S. 33.

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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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Ohio is on the Move — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

Thea Walsh, Transportation Systems and Funding Director for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, laid out a long list of the state’s projects and progress at the Intelligent Transportation, Systems, and Infrastructure in Smart Regions panel discussion hosted at last month’s Smart Regions Congress in Washington, DC.

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Smart Money: Developing New Funding Mechanisms for Smart Initiatives

The business community’s interest in helping smart cities is not surprising. According to a 2016 research study, “Smart Cities: A Global Strategic Business Report,” by Global Industry Analysts, “The global market for smart cities is projected to reach $1.2 trillion by 2020, driven by the growing world population, unscrupulous exploitation of natural resources, and the ensuing search for sustainable ways to accommodate the 7-plus billion people on the planet.”

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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.  At all levels of government there is a desire to improve rural broadband, it will just be a case of finding the money and the political will to make it happen.

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Smart Infrastructure Challenge launched for cities, regional bodies [Smart Cities Dive]

Cities, regional councils of government and government agencies can now compete in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, announced Thursday at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington, DC. Technology and strategy firm Venture Smarter hosted the event, part of its Regional Smart Cities Initiative.

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Tennessee announces $10 million in broadband accessibility grants

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced $9.844 million in broadband accessibility grants that will help build new broadband infrastructure in parts of 13 Tennessee counties.

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Smart Cities are not about technology — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

Smart Cities are not about technology, but they do leverage the rapid progress of technologies today to improve residential, academic, and professional experiences. They are about increasing civic engagement to create more connected communities...

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