Posts in infrastructure
Text-only news sites are slowly making a comeback. Here's why. | Poynter

A few days before Hurricane Irma hit South Florida, Eric Bailey asked, “Has anyone researched news sites capability to provide low-bandwidth communication of critical info during crisis situations?” The question was timely — two days later, CNN announced that they created a text-only version of their site.

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NYC Smart Stormwater Management — 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The New York Smart Stormwater Management Project seeks to reach 100% reduction of CSOs by creating a citywide systems approach around CSO-sheds and leveraging active citizen participation and innovative stormwater technologies.

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Santa Monica will allow Lime, Bird, Lyft and JUMP to operate e-scooters | TechCrunch

The city of Santa Monica has officially awarded Bird, Lime, Lyft and JUMP Bikes, which Uber acquired in April, permits to operate both electric scooters and/or bikes in the city as part of its 16-month pilot program beginning September 17.

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911 Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity 2018 | NTIA

The NG911 Advancement Act provides new funding for grants to be used for the implementation and operation of 911 services; Those who intend to apply for a grant must submit their initial application package, including identification of a designated 911 coordinator and the required certification by September 10, 2018.

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Greater Philadelphia Smart Controls — 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Building off of the DVRPC Regional Streetlight Procurement Program model, the Greater Philadelphia Smart Controls Project will develop and implement a regional effort that enables all municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania to effectively design, procure, and install wireless network controls.

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The Role of Utilities in Advancing Smart Cities

Explosive population growth along with economic competition, rapidly advancing technologies and environmental concerns are challenging cities across the country to become more efficient, adapt to new expectations and be better stewards of the planet. The electric utilities serving those communities are confronted with a changing marketplace they must adapt to while driving solutions at the same time.

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What Happens When a Bike Lane Isn't for Bikes Anymore - CityLab

How about “light individual transport lane”? Sometimes, you just need a good chat on the bus to get a good idea. That’s what happened to two Portland transit gurus, Sarah Iannarone and Jarrett Walker, when they met on the Oregon city’s 10 bus this Tuesday.

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Google-backed AI network aids lead pipe cleanup in Flint, MI | Smart Cities Dive

To help with the effort in Flint, MI to replace lead pipes that have contaminated residents’ water supplies, researchers from Georgia Tech University developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system, backed by Google, to predict which of the city’s 55,000 homes are affected, according to a report in New Scientist.

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces major infrastructure investment in Northern Kentucky region

BOONE COUNTY, KY. – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined today by Kentucky Secretary of Transportation Greg Thomas, Congressman Thomas Massie, and Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore to announce $75 million in infrastructure grants, including both Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) and Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants, for the Northern Kentucky region.

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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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Oneida County, NY seeking a System-Wide Analysis for Transit Based Transportation Connections (SWA for TBTC)

The intent of the SWA for TBTC is through system-wide analysis to encourage economic development and enhance the quality of life, by identifying, developing, and strengthening transit opportunities’ and resources in rural and urban Oneida County. 

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CAMPO Issues RFP to study R.E.D. Priority Bus Lanes

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is seeking guidance on developing a methodology for determining suitability of transit priority bus lanes or other corridor treatments in the CAMPO area, and a priority list of recommended application of these treatments.

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Union Point Site-Wide Integrated Controls for Operations and Utilities — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

This Union Point project seeks to pursue an integrated operational controls system for the development which will play a central role in achieving both smart city and sustainability goals as well as differentiating the development on a global level.

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Greater PHX Smart Region — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The Greater PHX Smart Region - in collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU), Trane, and other industry partners - seeks to leverage Smart Water technologies that enable leak detection.

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Discover 25 smart and connected projects from around the country

The first 25 teams to submit their initial response for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge are receiving support from Venture Smarter to prepare presentations, match with teaming partners, and explore the opportunities and challenges presented by smart - or IoT enabled - infrastructure and development.

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Greater Cincinnati Smart Mobility Consortium — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The University of Cincinnati is partnering with community, government, and industry leaders to build Innovation Districts and foster a thriving 21st century ecosystem centered around smart and sustainable mobility solutions in greater Cincinnati.

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