Transportation

November 10, 2017

In an ironic twist, the biggest roadblock to saving thousands of human lives will be humans. The Rand Corporation, a nonprofit institution with a history of analyzing futuristic technologies, released a report Tuesday outlining the risk of waiting to allow autonomous vehicles until they're far... read more

November 02, 2017

New communications equipment aboard buses in Boise, Idaho, has already ensured stable, accurate, real-time online bus-tracking, on-board Wi-Fi and other features. The network of new routers and other equipment has also opened the door for mobile-ticketing and additional improvements.

October 20, 2017

For two officials in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe, Ariz., which is taking the lead on new technologies, collaboration and sustainable systems are key. Mayor Mark Mitchell was elected in May 2012, and is a third-generation Arizonan with deep roots in the community.

October 20, 2017

In 2011, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) helped bring bike-share to Boston, and a year later, the system expanded into the surrounding communities of Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline. Now, in a move that echoes efforts in the California Bay Area and New Jersey, the MAPC will... read more

Smart Cities Summit Data
October 18, 2017

While the term “Smart City” is a fluid concept with many different definitions, urban leaders tend to agree that cities must take advantage of data to be considered smart.

October 18, 2017

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is unveiling details of an ambitious mass transit plan for Music City on Tuesday. Barry is expected to make the announcement at 10:45 a.m. at Music City Center. The plan is expected to include details of four tax increases to go before voters in May, along with plans... read more

montreal its world congress 2017
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October 09, 2017

All roads lead to Montréal this October 29-November 2 as the international hub of intelligent transporation welcomes the best and brightest in the transport, automotive, telecommunications and technology industries to ITS World Congress 2017.

September 28, 2017

As technology continues to evolve and influence societal trends, cities are exploring what it means to be a "smart city." The core of this initiative is the desire to deploy and utilize advances in communication and information technologies to better understand and address challenges that face... read more

transportation system for most vulnerable citizens
September 26, 2017

In the past, I’ve talked about how a seamless and enjoyable commute, sans car ownership, can go a long way towards mitigating the experience of inequality in a city.

September 19, 2017

Henderson, Nev., will use smart cities projects and concepts to help realize the city's larger strategic vision in areas like transportation, education and overall quality of life. With a general plan recently approved and in-hand, officials hope to create a more dynamic and targeted response to... read more

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